On this weeks XS Noize Music Podcast Mark Millar chats with singer songwriter David Gray about his early career and his forthcoming Greatest Hits collection and first live shows in 2 years.
David Gray has announced his first UK dates in two years with a set of acoustic solo shows in support of his forthcoming Greatest Hits collection. Entitled ‘An Evening With David Gray’, the dates will commence at Manchester’s Albert Hall on December 11 and include a two night run at London’s Cadogan Hall on December 13 & 14. The Best Of collection – issued a quarter of a century after Gray’s recording career originally began – will precede the live-dates on October 28th.
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This weeks featured band are The Dirty Clergy is a garage rock/pop band Formed in 2009 in Winfield, Alabama, whose music has been described as vintage rock,indie rock, and “indie rock pop’n’roll” The inspiration for their music and the roots of the band certainly lie in the heart of when rock and roll was at the forefront of music. The Dirty Clergy’s catchy choruses, smooth harmonies, and pop hooks recall the youthful exuberance of the 50s and early 60s, when rock ‘n’ roll was synonymous with rebellion, while the punkish, grungy rhythm guitar, active drumming, and impassioned singing provide an urgent, hard edge.
Formed in 2009 in Winfield, Alabama the band now consists of songwriter/guitarist Brian Manasco, Brad White on vocals, Joshua Pope on guitar, Ky Carter on Bass, and Cody Moorehead on drums. However, the band originally started out as a two piece folk band with Brian Manasco and Tyler Evans writing mostly protest songs. It wasn’t until July 2010 they formed a full fledged rock and roll band.
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Fav Band(s): U2, R.E.M, The Stone Roses, Oasis, The Verve, The Charlatans, Happy Mondays, Mansun + loads more
Fav Album: Achtung Baby – U2
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