Saturday, October 13, 2012

Double Yellow - Life in a Slow Lane (2012)

Dave "Double Yellow" Lilley, vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, is a long-term collaborator with Diesler (AKA Jonathan Radford). With completely different approaches towards making music, and after many late night muso-chats, Dave Lilley and Jonathan Radford embarked on numerous collaborations that formed the backbone of most of Diesler's album outputs. Together they wrote much of Diesler's best-selling 2006 album, Keepie Uppies, which was shortlisted for Best Album in Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards for Radio 1 and received global exposure. And now the two are responsible for the Double Yellow album combining ingredients from a rich and deep larder of Barrelhouse Honky Tonk, Club Funk, Dixieland Jazz-Stomp, Swing.

Tracks from the new album have already received airplay from Gilles Peterson on BBC 6 Music, Radio 2 and his Worldwide Mixtape, plus Jazz FM, Samurai FM and more. The Double Yellow EP, We Got Caught, received shining reviews including a 9/10 rating from Blues & Soul Magazine. On top of this, Double Yellow have also received support from the likes of Kev Beadle, Chris Philips and Mike Chadwick on Jazz FM, Simon Harrison at Basic Soul and Red Rack'em from Smugglers Inn Radio - to name a handful.
Life In The Slow Lane is formed from many styles, sounds and influences, and also includes a Dixie Jazz- leaning cover of 'No One Knows' by Queens Of The Stone Age - which has seen love already from Jazz FM and Samurai FM. The album marries the light and organic, with the intricate and deep - cruising from dance- floor ditties to exquisitely produced contemporary productions. A real treasure trove of audible delights, with tracks to appease and excite fans of multiple genres and disciplines.

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