"The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over The Hills"
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for your copy of the video of us recording and playing this very special song that only you will ever see
It’s my birthday today so, a little present for you all. - a new track never to be posted online anywhere, even here.
It’s a Charles Bukowski inspired story of an old man resisting a death bed conversion which Stu wrote along with the wonderful and prolific Ardie Collins - it fits in well with the theme of our forthcoming single ‘Memento Mori’. .
We’ll email it out on Friday evening at 5pm to everyone who drops us little message that brightens our day/night to email@example.com
Artwork it by the brilliant http://www.jhinaalvarado.com/
THE DAYS RUN AWAY LIKE WILD HORSES OVER THE HILLS
A nurse passes me the the phone
In this cavernous old home
I shrug and say “hey, who are you?”
And God’s on the line
With his musty, old whine
But - I wasn’t expecting a call before noon
He asks, “Why haven’t you called?”
I say, “Because we don’t get along.”
We don’t get along
Asks me if I’m feeling better
I tell him that I’ll miss the star-light
Bathing my taught, weary skin
and as November hit December and my lungs sung sweet surrender, I knew that 82’s too late to start again
I missed my chance to miss someone
And to reel at their parting
And he says “come on, you’re almost over boy
and I just want you to be a friend “
I said - “Hell I’m old enough to know just how vicious you can get and besides, I’ve got my own hornets nest, that’s made from every girl and and every hour I regret”
And the days they run away just like wild, wild horses over the hills and it’s shames me to say that I just watched them go
So I call out your name but I will stay, electric in these last days of Pompeii
Cos I swear that I don’t feel the same since the day that I watched those wild horses run over the hills
'Money” (featuring Mitch Benn) - live version
This is Charlotte and Rev Chris J Tongue esq hard at work in Deptford yesterday on the forthcoming video for ‘Memento Mori’.
Tis unrelated, but as promised, here is our live version of ‘Money’ featuring the legendary Radio 4 staple and 37th Beatle Mitch Benn - recorded at our end of tour “Lux Lisbon play the whole of With The Beatles’ gig that we did 50 years to the day of it’s release on 22nd November 2013. Sweet.
In keeping with the party atmosphere, our producer James Barr took on the lead vocal duties, Mitch Benn grabbed a guitar and joined Rob D’Ath and providing backing and Stu is on the drums.
Thanks to the various members of Careless Sons (including Ben D on the bass), Munro Fox and Goldheart Assembly for helping out on backing vocals.
Next Single - Memento Mori
We’ve been very busy in the studio with Mr James Barr recording our next single “Memento Mori” and we can’t wait to play it for you all. It’s a real party, a fiesta, a death fiesta! I’m sure many of you will already be familiar with the phrase (or the Muriel Spark novel) but it really stuck a chord with me at an exhibition all about the iconography of death - “Death: A Self Portrait” at Kings Cross this time last year. I’d never heard it before, but we’ve made sure that the music the opposite of that and it’s full of life, ‘Get Some Scars’ esque harmonies, percussion and Elliot Phelps’ trumpet.
Looking forward to you all being able to hear it soon.
BBC Session Broadcast - 4/1/14 - Free Download
A lovely way to start the year was the repeat broadcast of our BBC Introducing Acoustic Session by the lovely Mr Nick Roberts.
This is the acoustic version of “Demons You Show” that Stu and Charlie did on BBC Newcastle the night before our gig with To Kill A King and Keston Cobblers Club at the Cluny in October. It was broadcast again last week and we have decided to make it available as a free download as we are so pleased with how it turned out. It’s completely different to the original, which was broadcast on 6 Music by Chris Hawkins show last month, but we were all very pleased with how it worked and think that you would enjoy hearing it.
In other news, we’ve been working hard on new tracks and have finished our next single “Memento Mori”- which we are very excited about getting out to you very soon indeed.
As ever, the single artwork is by the wonderful Nathan Vernau, Thankyou.
Xmas Gift time part 1!
Logs on the fire n ting. Lux Lisbon have been lucky enough to have had some lovely gifts this year in the form of bits of art from very talented folk. We’d like to share a few with you now, you can scroll down to see a few more! Many thanks to everyone.
This one is by Alban Lowe (http://www.albanlowe.co.uk/). Many thanks to him for this sketch of Stu, which was done when we supported the mighty Tom Robinson at the end of of October, but we didn’t receive until weeks later. Thanks so much Alban!
Xmas gift time part 2!
This piece that uses the opening lines of ‘Get Some Scars’ was done by Dawn Storey ((www.etsy.com/shop/karaokesoul) and it was a thrill to be given it to keep at our Cluny 2 gig with To Kill a King and Keston Cobblers’ Club a few weeks back. Thanks Dawn!
Xmas Gift time part 3!
These “Get Some Scars” video-inspired pieces were done by Charlie Hewitt at http://charliehewittart.tumblr.com/ - thanks Charlie! Merry Xmas to you!
Picture of our end of “Demons You Show” tour party - “With The Beatles 50th Anniversary (to the day)” Gig.
Rather wonderfully, the brilliant (37th Beatle and Radio 4/’The Now Show’ regular) Mitch Benn turned up to sing ‘Please Mr Postman’ with us at Lux Lisbon (and friends) end of tour “With The Beatles” 50th Anniversary party last night.
Many thanks then not only to Mitch Benn, but also the members of Goldheart Assembly (that’s John staring out the camera in the bottom photo), Munro Fox, Careless Sons, Quiet Lions, Chime H(arries)ours, Barnacles and the singular Vincent Burke for accepting our invitation to help us out with our self indulgent full-album-covering endeavours. Everyone seemed to have a suitably ace time and conversation were in full flow for a repeat on July 10th 2014 for a bit of a Hard Day’s Night. We’ll let you know, maybe (probably) see you there.
Big shout out to everyone who came down, it was pumping (in the smallest venue in London :) )
Lux Lisbon and fwends.
END OF TOUR PARTY! - end of “Demons You Show” tour party - “With The Beatles 50th Anniversary (to the day)” Gig
Now we have finished our “Demons You Show" Oct/Nov tour (which saw us supporting To Kill a King, Keston Cobblers Club and Tom Robinson) - we can now announce this completely different, one off show that we have been planning with a few friends in order to kick back, have a little fun and blow off some water vapour.
A few of us at Lux Lisbon HQ (including our producer James Barr) are massively geeky Beatles nuts. We do sad, sad things, like have all day pub crawls where the only rule is that you can only talk about Richard, Paul, John and the 2 Georges. On our merry way we visit places of such mundanity as an alley where the George Harrison ate half a ham sandwich in1965 or a Starbucks on the site of a studio where a nameless non-beatle did the recording of bongo overdubs to a 1969 b-side. That sort of thing.
Compared to that sort of behaviour, getting a few musical friends together to record and perform the entirity of 1963’s “With The Beatles” for it’s 50th birthday (to the very day no less), is in positivelly rude health. Join us.
We’re happy to say that we’ll have Munro Fox (featuring members of Milk, The Rumour Cubes, Goldheart Assembly and Stu’s 6th form band ‘Revolver’ (some things never change), Barnacles, Quiet Lions, Careless Sons, Vincent Burke and Chime Hours (and The Brouhaha) helping us out in this endeavour.
http://bit.ly/withthebeatlesgig - for details and tickets.
See you there!
Demons You Show Tour finale - Birmingham, The Lounge - 9.11.13
Tis le fin de la tour and headlining in Birmingham was real, real good funtimefrankie. Thanks to Mr Gareth John of The Paradimes and (Beautiful) South for being our touring pocket trumpeter for the evening on ‘Get Some Scars’, to Mr Tabari for the photos and to Max for promoting. We’ll be back!