- Release Date 2010-11-08
- Label Jack To Phono
- Catalog JTPCD008
2010 is not just a good name for a sequel. The second album, provisionally titled "Royal Variety", is on its way to completion. The first single from it, "Made of Magic" has been mixed by Mark Freegard (of The Breeders fame) and features high-speed car-crash vocals. It is a departure, to say the least. Fans of the first album may find the new album something of a heart-racer; "Peewit (Twelve Beds)" works drum 'n' bass through a post-hardcore mainframe, but for the old fans there are moments of Super Science Fiction-esque heart-rending in "The Borough" and "It's All Coming Back To You Now." Recording and writing with full creative control for the first time has produced an album choc-full of eccentricities and hidden depths.
The band have also picked up plays from Huw Stephens (In New Music We Trust), Gideon Coe, Steve Lamacq, Don Letts and John Kennedy's Xposure show along the way. Already in 2010 they have a UK tour announced and are attracting shows in France, Germany and Scandinavia as their unique sounds start to travel across mainland Europe like a reverse Norman migration.
Already in 2010 the band have recorded session tracks for Marc Riley and Gideon Coe on 6 Music.