The Tamborines – Black & Blue/Indian Hill

Double A-side: Black & Blue/Indian Hill by The Tamborines

Record Label: Softpower Records

Black & Blue

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Lead guitarist Henrique Lurindo’s soft ice cream vocals provide an interestingjuxtaposition to his Buzzcocks style of speedy, distorted explosions and trademark fuzz-tone guitar. Lulu Grave provides the solid drumming which carries the song over every crescendo. ‘Black & Blue’ is indie pop with psych/punk fusion and retro elements of  Fleur De Lys and Velvet Underground. It’s a catchy tune with rich, thickly-textured sound and no unnecessary clutter.


Indian Hill

The wistful vocals of Lulu Grave are vaguely reminiscent of ‘Twinkle’ who had a hit with ‘Terry’ in 1964. ‘Indian Hill’ displays respectful and simplistic guitar-playing with a keyboard doodle that hangs nicely in the background. This song could be worthy of Debbie Harry or Nico’s vocals, but Lulu does a more than admirable job, offering a suitably vintage innocence to this ethereal and  melodic tune.

This catchy double A-side is the band’s first new material since last year’s acclaimed debut album Camera and Tremor.  They also have the welcome addition of bass player Chokis Costa. This single lends itself to a more honest sound as opposed to some of  the over-produced studio recordings on offer today.

Double A-side 7” blue vinyl, in a limited edition of 300 on Soft Power Records.










Michelle Coomber

A child of the 50s, remembers the 60s, partied in the 70s and was hung-over in the 80s. Used to sit in David Bowie’s garden, Biba’s shop window and leaned on the jukebox in SEX, stood up occasionally. Raised in Fulham by very cool parents and a stone’s throw from The Nashville, The Greyhound, Hammersmith Odeon and Kings Road. Still mourns the Speakeasy and Wardour Street’s Marquee plus other deceased London music venues and greasy spoons. Worked for Mary Quant in the 70s and enjoyed the social scene that went with it. Was surrounded by punk squats in the mid-70s and hung out at Beggar’s Banquet basement studio watching bands drink and rehearse while avoiding electrocution. Went to Lindsay Kemp’s mime classes with punk goddess Jordan, we were both rubbish. Grew up with Paul Cook and got hit over the head by Sid’s guitar at the Speakeasy. Saw many iconic gigs back in the day including New York Dolls at Biba’s Rainbow Room and Ziggy Stardust’s farewell show at Hammersmith. Lived in NY & LA in ’79, mainly went to gigs and posed in a leather jacket. Worked in live events production for The Hippodrome in the 80s and produced and directed fringe theatre while working in film and TV in the 90s. Still dabbles in publicity work and writes scripts which gather dust. Works at Ealing Studios and recently formed a film production company. Always listening to music and reads constantly, re-learning guitar and loves all things creative. Still writes with pen and paper. Started to talk to people at bus stops.

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Originally posted 2011-11-14 16:13:39. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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