Lola In Slacks in-store single pre-launch

Saturday 23rd February, 1pm - 5pm

Lola In Slacks - Postscript in Blue. Artist Ashley Cook ‘attachment of the mind’, graphics designer Tim Dalzell.

Loud & Clear is thrilled to bits to welcome Glasgow’s own louche bohemians, Lola in Slacks to the store on Saturday 23rd February for an exclusive in-store pre-launch of their new single ‘Postscript in Blue’.

Lola In Slacks first ever 7″ vinyl release – A side Postscript in Blue, B side Little Vandal – will be playing back-to-back in our dem room from 1pm until 5pm on our reference vinyl system.

And band members Lou, Brian, Lesley and Fiona, along with producer Gordon Keen will be here too for a meet-and-greet. Signed copies of the single will be exclusively available to buy, prior to the official live launch at Websters on Saturday 2nd March. (and anything else you want signed😉).

Fronted by spellbinding chanteuse Lou Reid, Lola in Slacks exude the garage swagger of The Velvet Underground spiked with the bold confidence and freedom of Tim Buckley. Having developed her distinctive vocal and performance style busking on the streets of Paris as a raw 19 year old, Reid brings a Piaf-like authority to the group’s noir atmospherics. Reid’s affaire de coeur with Scotland’s ancient ally runs through the band’s songs.

Their indelible songs are written by Reid and guitarist Brian McFie and brought to life with the help of a stellar line-up featuring Lesley McLaren on drums, Davy Irvin on bass and Fiona Shannon on keys. Produced by Gordon Keen (BMX bandits, Captain America & Eugenius).

There’s an acute sense of mystery around this ambitious, literate gang of Francophile bohemians, who have made an instant impact with a series of heart-stopping performances around their home town of Glasgow. Intimate and imperious in equal measure, Lola in Slacks are poised to become everyone’s new favourite band.

Lola In Slacks release their debut album later in 2019; ‘Postscript in Blue’ is a scintillating taster of that debut and this is an afternoon not to miss.

No need to register a time for this one, but do let us know if you’re coming along for numbers, thanks. Email events@loud-clear.co.uk or call 0141 221 0221.

‘Postscript in Blue’ cover artist Ashley Cook – image ‘attachment of the mind’; graphics designer Tim Dalzell.

 

“Possessing a diffident grace, the song is an elegiac triumph” Nina Antonia, celebrated underground rock & roll writer and biographer of Johnny Thunders, New York Dolls and Peter Perrett

“I really like this track, kinda like Marianne Faithfull fronting the Velvets.” Douglas MacIntyre, Head of The Creeping Bent Organisation record label and bass-player with The Sexual Objects. 

“The evocative lyrics paint a vivid picture and the smoky vocals of chanteuse Lou Reid have just the right hint of attitude masking a world weary sadness. Dark, intriguing and totally intoxicating.” Avril Cadden, freelance writer (formerly music features writer at Sunday Mail/Daily Record).

“Lola in Slacks are the most original group I’ve heard in years. A perfect blend of pop hooks and underground allure.” Billy Sloan, music journalist and broadcaster.”

“Reminds me of a less ravaged Marianne Faithfull, circa ‘Broken English’. Lovely atmospheric sense of place and yearning.” Tom Morton, broadcaster and journalist.

Book your place: Click to email 0141 221 0221

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