Gergedan Müzik

The Real Tuesday Weld

"What does an album mean anymore unless it has a narrative behind it?"

The Real Tuesday Weld album 'The Last Werewolf' takes Glen Duncan's novel as the backdrop for a widescreen emotional cabaret tailor-made for the I tunes generation. For the album is both a high-concept soundtrack plus a diverse playlist for the eclectic of ear and heart, all held within the band's own genre 'Antique Beat'. The book's themes of violence, friendship, transformation, London, love and betrayal are recast as a suite of songs bound together by voices and readings from the text.

As ever with an album by The Real Tuesday Weld, individual tracks cover a spectrum of styles from thirties ballads and torch songs through gypsy jazz and electro-swing to minimalist electronica. A range of influences including Gainsbourg, Chopin, Django Reinhardt, Cole Porter, Springsteen, Barry Adamson and Tom Waits hover ghostlike over the story as it unfolds.

Guest vocalists include long term collaborators The Puppini Sisters, Joe Guillotine, Pinkie Maclure and Piney Gir. The collaboration between author and musician reprises 'I Lucifer' the 2004 critical applauded work which spawned the international award winning and much imitated "Bathtime in Clerkenwell"."

Crammed Discs is pleased to release "The Last Werewolf" as a deluxe hardcover CD book including extracts from the novel, lyrics and original illustrations by Catherine Anyango.