Restlesslist 6 Music session

Restlesslist had a session with Marc Riley on BBC 6 Music on 30th March. They played songs from their new album (Coral Island Girl) Hunter Gatherer Moon Over Coral Island, Mr Winchester I Presume, Shy Coconut Love Song. Thomas White is on drums 🙂

Restlesslist Part 1Restlesslist Part 2Restlesslist Part 3

Updates: Alex + Thomas White / Restlesslist

Alex White is currently stand in drummer for The Official Secrets Act and they have mentioned him a few times in their Myspace Tour Blog

18th March: We’re now back in the flat (flats in berlin are absolutely awesome, Peaches used to live in the flat below the one we’re in) listening to Jay Zs Glastonbury set with our stand in drummer Alex White of Electric Soft Parade/Brakes fame.

13th March: We are standing at the top of the tower of the Dom, Cologne’s super famous, super impressive, gothic cathedral. Alex, our stand in drummer, surveys the bell towers and suggests that religion seems to inspire the most noble and the most foul of human achievements.

Thomas writes: Firstly, may I say what a fab time I had touring with Mr. Patrick Wolf (myspace) An absolute pleasure from beginning to end. You can get the gist from the many videos of the shows posted up on YouTube. Personally, my favourite was most definitely the Heaven show – by that point the band had really started to gel, and everyone properly leaned into it. Big shouts to the whole team for making it special – Patrick, William, Jon, Nick, Vicky, Marcello, Laura and Nick – legends in their own lunchtimes, as they say.

Link: Patrick Wolf at Heaven on youtube

In other news, I must give a quick heads-up to you folk regarding a couple of Brighton-based happenings this coming week. Firstly, we have Stuart Flynn’s Birthday Extravaganza at The West Hill Hall (myspace) this coming Saturday (the 21st). Proceedings will begin around 7.30 and will invariably involve the usual reprobates. Job’s a good ‘un.

Stuart Flynn writes: The Dirty Cakes long awaited CD release gig + extra special support, like a musical truss. ps The lie gets bigger by another year at this, as it is also a birthday show! Join me and my friends, an array of songs and devilry as we fluctuate between celebration and commiseration. Heaven knows there’ll be surprises! (show is free)

Then we have a Restlesslist show the next day (the 22nd). This one could be a little strange – for anyone who knows Brighton well, the venue is somewhere next to the Majestic wine shop, in the arches underneath Brighton Station. Not directly under the bridge, but ’round the corner, if that makes sense! Also appearing will be The Bobby McGees (myspace) and Mr. Jack Cooper (myspace) The whole she-bang should be starting around 8.

Restlesslist write: Matt here with some news. Having returned from Coral Island, the band formerly and currently known as Restlesslist are back in/on the ether with a whole load of new material and our itchy eyes are looking to be in a town soon. This month, there will be a couple of London Shows (to be confirmed), a gig in the arches under Brighton station (22nd March) and another session with our friend and chief plugger, Marc Riley on BBC 6Music (30th March). We will also hopefully be planning more gigs throughout April and May and a new single sometime soon. Also, I (Matt) have been recording Brighton trio Foxes! debut album, which is out soon. They are touring in April joined by me on extras. Check out the dates on their myspace and come down and see us. Very good stuff! More vagueness soon. Happy happy joy joy. Matt x and Restlesslist

Thomas White writes: I will leave you with the news that my forthcoming second solo record has finally found a home. At present I can’t disclose any other information, other than that it is finished, and when I get a minute to myself, I shall put the darn thing out and do the right thing and come to your town and quite possibly play some of it. Good times. TWX

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

Restlesslist on 6 Music

Here’s the fan recordings…

Restlesslist on 6 Music Part 1 (comes on at start of the show)

Restlesslist on 6 Music Part 2 (comes on around 40 mins in)

Restlesslist Interview Transcript – click link for the whole thing… Quotes:

Marc: Oh you know, just chuffin’ marvellous. Restlesslist with Mint Sauce and I can only say it like that – Restlesslist (lisps) Right OK, I’m just going to try and explain what happened today. I was on my way into work, and I was on hands free before anybody shouts at me, and I was talking to Giles from The Earlies about this gig tomorrow night, and I mentioned that Restlesslist were coming in, and he said oh yeah, The Earlies did a gig with them in Brighton a while ago, yeah it was great. I said, I don’t know much about ‘em, I’ve just been playing the single, Butlin Breaks, I love it, we’ve got ‘em coming in tonight. He said yeah, it’s a couple of The Electric Soft Parade innit? I was like, is it? So I have been playing it in complete ignorance, I play most records in complete ignorance anyway because I am ignorant. But I had no idea it was you guys, and then of course Tom, you were in here, you’ve been here on several occasions, and Matt came in obviously with The Electric Soft Parade, but you were in not that long ago playing at that piano, doing your solo stuff, which I believe you are touring at the moment.

Yeah we were in York last night, I’m on tour with a man called Chris T-T.

Marc: When you came in, you gave me this album of your band didn’t you.

The Restlesslist record – The Rise And Fall Of The Curtain Club.

Marc: What I was trying to explain to you is, I’m 46, and what happened is, this box has now been christened “the black hole”. Bands come in on a regular basis, and say “this is great” or “this is my other band”, and I go “great, I’ll listen to that”, put it in there, that’s it, I don’t see it again for a couple of months. So I have to apologise profusely, you tried your hardest to open my eyes to the wonderfullness of Restlesslist and it took me ages to find it.

It’s happened in the end.

Marc: So how long have you been going, have you done loads of gigs and I’ve just been blissfully ignorant of you?

Yeah, pretty much.

Marc: I can’t believe I’m so stupid…

That’s about the vibe. That’s the biog.

Marc: Butlin Breaks as I say, we’ve been playing it a lot, we’ll continue to do so and I’ll play the album now I’ve got it. We’re starting a new programme in a couple of weeks, I hope you won’t be extremely offended if we use Butlin Breaks as the bits of music that we talk over every now and then.

That’d be lovely, that’d be nice wouldn’t it… What’s the PRS on that.

(after hearing Butlin Breaks live)

Marc: I applaud you literally, I mean this, that’s got to be one of the records of the year, when it comes through to Christmas and we’re putting that programme together with all the best records, I can guarantee that that will be in there… Tom, I’ll see you again in a couple of weeks with another band I would imagine. Alright then, I’ll look forward to it.