Lounge-core is a much mis-understood genre, what exactly is the dress code ? Which record labels are championing the tunes ? What bands should one listen to ? The awnser to these questions are ..trousers, Acid Jazz Records and The Red Inspectors.
The Red Inspectors are Miles Chapman, Andy Lewis, Pete Twyman and Alex Richards. Pete, Miles and Andy have been playing together on and off for over 20 years. First with Britpop darlings Pimlico in the mid-90s.Alex Richards used to play keyboard for The Bluetones. Andy Lewis is in Paul Weller’s band, Pete Twyman has played with the Modfather, too.
Are We The Red Inspectors? Are We? was written and recorded earlier in 2011 and it set for release 9th January 2012. It is a mixture of cheeky 21st century Hammond organ, detective TV-theme inspired, easy-listening, porn soundtrack, cocktail lounge, bossa-nova, electro funk pop tunes....put them all together and that spells Lounge-Core, apparently.
There's an album launch party for the lucky London types, The Borderline, 12th January, with The Broken Vinyl Club and The Get Go.
Get it, you won't regret it.