Tuesday, 7 December 2010

Twisted Tongue- Got A Really Good Thing

Dave Jay, a one-time session musician who spent much of the last two decades working for independent record labels such as Suburban Base, Freskanova and Acid Jazz alongside US majors such as Atlantic imprint Big Beat. In 2001 he signed to Madonna's Maverick Records in the US as a member of Soul Hooligan (check Night Owl on Blow-Up a go -go) through which the band released the album Music Like Dirt and contributed to TV and movie soundtracks such as Austin Powers: Goldmember & Six Feet Under.

Dave subsequently left Soul Hooligan to concentrate on managing producer James Sanger (producer of albums for Keane and Siobhan Donaghy) during 2004, but resumed recording in 2005, and has since provided vocals for Andy Lewis’ first two albums and collaborated with DJ Ray Mang (DFA / Mangled) whilst setting up his new music project, Twisted Tongue, alongside co-producer / engineer Mark Dalton.

Their debut single, Got A Really Good Thing, takes as its basis an approach not dissimilar to that strain of ‘80’s UK groups who co-opted classic soul & twisted it into a distinctly British, regional sound (bands such as The Teardrop Explodes, Soft Cell and Dexy’s Midnight Runners).

Out now on Acid Jazz Records.

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