Monday, August 4, 2014

David, Essex.....

For three years now - (first posted here) at PM and over at Podrophenia HQ, we've been saluting and supporting the sprawling songbook of Southend maestro and multi-instrumentalist David Woodcock. Today boys. girls, bloggers and rollers - Dave's debut release is officially unveiled and brought to you by Blow Up Records

Order a pint, pull up a bar stool and settle in as Southend's hardest-working export entertains you for the next fourty-odd minutes, thundering through a set of uptempo tear-ups, misty-eyed memories and home-brewed belters. Updating the Thames Delta traditions of hi-octane rock and salty sing-alongs with a nippy contemporary twist.

Dave Woodcock's Lennon-esque time changes and fidget-hipped tunes are like a late-hours lock in (with pint mugs on the piano) - while Ronnie Lane, Mickey Jupp and Suggs go heads together on boozy, crowd rousing choruses of high times, heartbreak and hometowns. All captured with a Ray Davies-style snipers-eye for the everyday details  - and topped off with a boisterous production polish that gives the album the full-bodied bounce of a new wave knees up.

So, raise a glass to the debut album from the spectacularly talented David Woodock.

To collect your copy (early orders come with a free signed postcard) wing your way to David

For a preview, tune into the third single Open Secret below, catch Dave on Steve Lamacq this Wednesday - or live on Podrophenia this Thursday...or for the album launch at The Bussey Building on Saturday

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