The Maximalist BBC 6 Music Session Songs

Songs from the recent 6Music session with Thomas on bass, Alex on keyboards/percussion, Damo Waters on drums and Andrew Mitchell (Hazey Janes) on guitar. Originals appear on the new album ‘The Maximalist’. These are 128kbps fan recordings.

JERUSALEM THORNACCIDENTALLY LIKE A MARTYR (Warren Zevon cover) THE WEEKEND

The Pipettes – ‘Our Love Was Saved By Spacemen’ – Official Viral Video at youtube here featuring Alex White on drums. Produced by Martin Rushent.

New Albums For 2009!!!

Latest news from the Electric Soft Parade Myspace Just a quick round-robin to draw your attentions to some White Brothers-related releases coming your way in 2009:

As you may already know, a new Brakes record is now finished and ready for an April release. The album, entitled ‘Touchdown’, was recorded in Glasgow with former Delgados drummer Paul Savage, and will be in all good (and some shit) record stores on the 20th of that month. Yowza. The band head out for a short UK tour in support of first single ‘Hey Hey’ at the end of January. Check their Myspace for dates and deets.

On a solo note, Thomas has now completed two (yes, two) new albums, the first of which he is currently mastering/sequencing and sorting a label for. What with schedules being what they are, it’s unlikely they’ll see the light of day this side of summer, so in the meantime, head down to his Myspace for a taster. Why not ask to be his mate, too – he might even accept!

In other Brighton news, we have new Restlesslist and Pipettes albums in the, er, pipeline (check both bands’ myspaces/webpages for up-to-date information), not to mention the solo debut album from Rose Elinor Dougall. If her recent shows were anything to go by, it should be lushness in the extreme. With bells on.

And finally we come to the news of a forthcoming (fourth) ESP longplayer. Tentatively titled ‘Blue Music’, the (20-track double) album will include live favourites of the past year ‘Things Snowball’ and ‘We Don’t Need To Fight Anymore’, both previously heard here on Myspace More details on that later.

Oh, and a Happy New Year to one and all!!!!!! luv, ESP X

Everything Electric

Levellers/ESP single 4 November

The Levellers (myspace) release Burn America Burn limited 7″ single on November 4th in two different sleeves. The b-side, 15 Years, originally from the classic album Levelling The Land, features The Electric Soft Parade taken from sessions in The Levellers own Metway studios. Released for US Election Day, the single will be deleted the same day. Juno.co.uk has a b-side clip and also large pic of the back sleeve with Barack Obama.

New Thomas White Album

New Album ‘The Maximalist’ out early 2009: 8 tracks of pumping electro-disco and psychedelic sound collage, featuring 3 collaborations with avant-garde cabaret legend Stuart Flynn.

The Pipettes remix CD + videos

The Shoe That Fits – 20 Track Remix CD now available including the Thomas White remix.

Here’s some videos from The Pipettes current tour with Alex on drums:

2 No 1: “Ska-tinged homage to hair colouring” watch here

Captain Rhythm watch here

Pipettes Interview at pitchforkmedia.com

Is it true that you guys have a remix EP that you’re bringing on the tour with you?

Gwenno: Yeahhhh. It’s brilliant, because it was just an a cappella thing, and we were like, “What should we do with this song?” “Oh, I don’t know, we’ll just get someone,” because we were thinking of things that we could have on tour with us. So we’ve got a Restlesslist remix an actual fan’s remix, a Tom White remix, and a Kat Heath remix. It’s quite nice to hear incredibly modern sounds with our music, I think. And I always felt [our music] is bridging that gap.