Sunday, 29 June 2014

THE SHOOTING OF... - SINGLE REVIEW

The Shooting Of... -This Silence Is Killing Me (League Against Rubbish Records) 
The Shooting Of... - This Silence Is Killing Me

Release Date: 7th July 2014

Paul Jeans is a self-confessed control freak and, as such, he is the perfect candidate to be in a one man band which is exactly what The Shooting Of... is. One man bands, however, no longer require you to wear cymbals on your knee caps and a car horn between your butt cheeks. No, instead, The Shooting Of... combines child-like keyboard melodies, rough'n'ready drums and vocals like a subdued Brandon Flowers to create alternative pop songs like 'This Silence Is Killing Me'. There is a B-side to this single, which is nice, and the title is something of a mouthfull so take a deep breath, it's: '1000 Facebook Likes (Or The Trials And Tribulations Of Making Music In The Social Media Age)'. This is a melancholy but tongue-in-cheek look at the music world during this age of disengagment and detachment which makes writing this online blog a little awkward. Nevertheless, the fact remains that Jeans is writing kooky pop songs in the vein of Jim Noir but with a sense of social awareness beyond what happens at the bottom of the garden.

More information: http://www.theshootingof.com/

Live Dates:

11th July - The Cumberland Arms, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
13th July - Woodhorn Lane Music Festival, Ashington
24th July - Zum Falken, Weimar
25th July - Sonne KulturBiergarten, Meiningen
26th July - Noch Besser Lebe, Leipzig
31st July - Polyvester, Oldenburg
1st August - Waschweiber, Hannover
3rd August - Cafe Lokaal, Heemskerk
19th September - The Green Room, Stockton-On-Tees

13th October - The Cluny 2, Newcastle-upon-Tyne

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