Give Your Love To Her / Kissing The Gunner's Daughter
22 July 2013
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* LABEL FANDANGO RELEASES 12 SINGLES TO CELEBRATE 12 YEARS OF INDIE CHAOS *
* SHEFFIELD ROMANTICS THE HOSTS JOIN THE FUN WITH 'GIVE YOUR LOVE TO HER' *
Spring 2013 saw gig promoting stalwarts Club Fandango turn 12 years old. To celebrate this highly unlikely event their in-house record company Label Fandango is releasing 12 digital singles by 12 of their very favouritest new acts throughout this year, continuing on July 22nd with the release of 'Give Your Love To Her' / 'Kissing The Gunner's Daughter' by Sheffield's knowing romantics THE HOSTS.
Five smartly-attired gentlemen from the North, THE HOSTS have been smouldering away in the margins, buffing up the buttons on their waistcoats and waiting for their moment to shine. Earlier this year they released the terrific 'September Song', a raffish slab of retro alt.pop which represented the missing link between Roy Orbison and Richard Hawley and which waltzed all over BBC 6 Music and Radio 2.replica longines
Now comes the follow-up: conceived after a hazy trip to New York (ergo, with no real memory of exactly how it came to be) 'Give Your Love To Her' pays tribute to the old adage "You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone". Joyfully doomed, it is a love song with a twist, a bittersweet sentiment and a huge chorus, as befits a band whose wall-of-soundscape has been known to take in Buddy Holly, Phil Spector, The Velvet Underground, The Beach Boys and Jonathan Fire*Eater. So, "Take her in your arms, don't let go"replica rolex
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THE HOSTS make quite the perfect live guests, too: they've toured with The Walkmen and Cold War Kids, propped up Paul Weller on his enormodome victory tour, and played their broken hearts out with Richard Hawley, Cherry Ghost and other such sombre cats. But out of darkness comes euphoria, and so it is that THE HOSTS are preparing for the launch of their debut album which is due for release later in 2013. It will be big of soul. It will be broken of heart. It will be merry of melody. It will be.replica iwc
Come see THE HOSTS host this special show here:
JULY 20TH SHEFFIELD O2 Academy
'Give Your Love To Her' is the fourth of the twelve Label Fandango 12th birthday singles. The first came out in April and was 'Medicines' by Northern Irish electro thumpers Ed Zealous. Then came Scottish dreamgaze skywatchers The Machine Room, with 'Sweden'. Third up is Northern enigma DeLooze, whose 'Lost Army' single is a riot of gothic chaos. And now is the turn of The Hosts, as casually detailed above. All of these releases are available on a subscriptions basis through State 51's greedbag shop, with a bargain payment of £7.99 ensuring receipt of all twelve singles as and when they happen. Or you can just buy the singles individually for 79 pence when you feel like it. It's really up to you.replica breitling
It all fits splendidly, too: invented by parent company fierce panda and working on the simple ethos of 'all thrills: no frills' Label Fandango originally set itself up as the low cost lo-fi easyjet of indie record companies. Over the past six years it has released early, pivotal and just downright ace singles by The Heartbreaks, Broken Records, Air Traffic, Brinkman, Moths!, Fanfarlo, Films Of Colour, Hey Sholay, the mighty Dingus Khan and Nadine Shah. Throw in debut tunes by Hush The Many (who evolved into Arrows Of Love), Freerunner (who begat Little Comets), Daggers (who reappeared as Hurts), add a sprinkling of other 'original artists' we're not allowed to mention here, stir and allow to simmer for half a decade. Serve with fresh bread and a cheeky indie wink.