Literate, jazzy art-pop/cabaret practitioners headline this rather special event, with a performance from their new album, ‘The Last Werewolf’. The latter is a soundtrack to the book of the same name by horror merchant Glen Duncan, who will be here reading extracts.
Well, this is a blast. Lazarus And The Plane Crash is Joe Coles, previously of The Guillotines, and Stephen Coates (aka The Clerkenwell Kid) of The Real Tuesday Weld. Together they’ve made a strange record of primal rock ‘n’ roll, dark, dangerous themes and freak show aesthetics.
A widescreen cinematic emotional cabaret, Soundtrack for the Last Werewolf is the sixth The Real Tuesday Weld album and follows the Sunday Times and The Independent album of the week The London Book of the Dead. It’s been released by Six Degrees in the US on July 12th and internationally thereafter.
Like I, Lucifer before it, The Last Werewolf is inspired by a novel by Mancunian author Glen Duncan who stated in interview that The Real Tuesday Weld has “the depressing knack of getting into three verses and a chorus what I’ve just spent 100,000 words on”. The themes on the record are transformation and the loss of what you love (werewolves being such inconsiderate lovers), and it has the right degree of violence, debauchery and decadence, suffused with film noir atmospherics.
The Last Werewolf by The Real Tuesday Weld is rapidly becoming my favourite album of the year, with their “You’re Gonna Live” the best song released this year and “Tear Us Apart” not far behind. I first became aware of the songwriting genius of Mr. Stephen Coates ten years ago when I was running the….
“Songs for The Last Werewolf” is an album of music inspired by Glen Duncan’s book of the same title. It sits somewhere between the soundtrack of a non-existent movie, adding atmosphere to the unfilmed scenes, and with the mixture of music and snatches of spoken word – presumably dialogue from the novel – a musical interpretation of the novel. Here though the music tells the story arc by itself that it could stand alone well enough without these additional narrative hints.
Perfect and dazzling latest release from The Clerkenwell Kid and his band of Merry Men – The Real Tuesday Weld – returning with part-theatrical retelling of the Glen Duncan book, 'The Last Werewolf' and part-mythical-musical mystery tour through genres and rabbit-holes eternal…