We had a great first half of the year touring across France, Switzerland, Germany and the Czech Republic. For the new single Mockingbird we put together this video of tour footage. Hope you enjoy watching it as much as we did making it! The single is available to buy through our website or through Beast Records in Rennes. We’re getting ready to hit the road again in October, starting with 10 dates across Germany and then back to France in November, so we’ll be seeing all your smiling faces again very soon.
We have never played this song live, and in fact it was written just the week before we went into the studio to record, so this video is the first time anyone has heard the song. The song ‘Mockingbird’ uses traditional American lullaby lyrics, and so to make a beautiful marriage for our single we decided to write our own ‘rockaby’ for the second song, with a PR&TS noir twist of course. We filmed the recording session in the SAE Milan studio, where we were pleased to work again with Ivan A Rossi, and the forest scenes came together in the Luberon region of Provence, with the help of director Zahim Albakri.
We hope you enjoy the clip, and look out for the release of the ‘Mockingbird’ video to follow next week.
You can buy your own copy now to receive an exclusive, limited signed edition.
Hello all! We have two new songs and two new video’s coming out very, very soon on 7inch vinyl through Beast Records. Check out the video teaser we put together below to have a taste, and pre-order your copy now to receive an exclusive, limited signed edition.
VIDEO TEASER FOR MOCKINGBIRD/DOWN TO THE WOODS
PRE-ORDER NOW – A Limited Edition, signed 7″ Vinyl
**available in the EEC only**
.. are made for walking! Great work Lee Hazlewood on writing this brilliant song. Pete did a cover version what seems like a million years ago, way back in January 2010 in the kitchen studio of Mr Orville Brody in Rennes. At the same time, over a 2 day recording session he put down acoustic guitar and vocal to 10 songs in fact, and it was planned to become the album Midnight Show. When we got back to Milan for various reasons we decided to re-write the album and re-record the whole session with some the new and reworked songs. So this recording got put on the shelf, and Midnight Show as you know it was recorded in an ugly ground-floor apartment in Milan, with me looking out the window to warn Pete when the gate was about to get slammed and ruin the track.
The good news is that we have decided to release this song, along with two others as part of the Devil Inside single, available at present in digital download only. I added some vocals to the track as well, and joined Nancy Sinatra in spirit to Pete’s Lee. The single is online and listenable here:
Now I’m a bit concerned about the weather in France this week as I’m seeing a lot of talk about snow flurries floating around the interweb. I was hoping not to have to pack all my heavy duty winter clothing, but looks like I’ll be taking it, just to be sure. We’ve got just one and a half days left here, and last minute preparations are underway. I think this may be the most well prepared tour we’ve ever undertaken, and I hope it’s going to be the best yet. 12 concerts in 12 days, here we come.
PS My Ampeg Mini (code-named Ms Amy) has grown since the last time you saw her. She’s nearly as tall as me now!
An abandoned psychiatric hospital and a bizarre, derelict casino on top of a hill overlooking Lake Como are the two locations we used in filming our new music video. There are no traditional band with instruments shots, it’s more like a mini-film, shot by Italian director Viola Barbato.
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Directed by Viola Barbato
Photography Nicolo Lusbek Luckenbach
Stylist Martina Calabresi (dress supplied by Missoni)
Make up Valentina Tomljanovic
Featuring Susy Sapphire, Keith Rose and Pete Ross