Turning our sights from hit-makers and ground-shakers, this week we take a look at the formation of a new type of music that’s slowly making its way into our ear-holes. London-based The Real Tuesday Weld offers up their self-titled “antique-beat” style that’s mixing the likes of early 20th century jazz with electronic beats (it’s also called “electro-swing"). The band is set to release its 7th studio album, 'The Last Werewolf', on the 12th.
As Cyrus (the Warriors) and Booker T once asked: “can you dig it!?” Methinks yes.
The Real Tuesday Weld is most commonly known for their song 'I Love The Rain' which is featured in Chevrolet car commercials. The band also have three songs featured on the videogame L.A. Noire. This public exposure to the band has given them renewed popularity in the music world.
Meet Jake. A bit on the elderly side (he turns 201 in March), but you'd never suspect it. Nonstop sex and exercise will do that for you—and a diet with lots of animal protein. Jake is a werewolf, and after the unfortunate and violent death of his one contemporary, he is now the last of his species. Although he is physically healthy, Jake is deeply distraught and lonely.
On July 12th, author Glen Duncan's book The Last Werewolf will hit the shelves in a unique way. An identically titled album by the UK group The Real Tuesday Weld will serve as the book's counterpart, a "soundtrack" that will feature 19 cuts ranging from thirties ballads through gypsy jazz, electro-swing and torch song to minimal electronica.
Today marks the publication of our dear friend Glen Duncan's extraordinary new novel 'The Last Werewolf' by Canongate books in the UK. It is his seventh and has been hailed by Nick Cave as 'a brutal, indignant, lunatic howl. A sexy, blood-spattered page-turner, beautifully crafted and full of genuine suspense' and it is garnering rave reviews in the press.
"Originally inspired by a dream of British 1930s crooner Al Bowlly and American actress Tuesday Weld, Stephen Coates began to create music to try to recreate the sounds he heard in his childhood home – ‘the crackling of radios playing swing and easy listening in some distant room.’ As The Real Tuesday Weld, Coates doesn’t hesitate to put those sounds to subversive use much like some of his most illustrious forebears and influences—such as Serge Gainsbourg and Ennio Morricone."