Parlour Flames are ex-Oasis guitarist, Bonehead (aka Paul Arthurs) and Manchester-based musician and poet, Vinny Peculiar (aka Alan Wilkes). Their self-produced and self-titled debut album will be released worldwide via Cherry Red Records on 20th May.
Parlour Flames, which is, significantly, Bonehead’s first album release since leaving Oasis in 1999 will be released on CD, vinyl and download. The first single, Manchester Rain will be released on Limited Edition 7” colour vinyl for Record Store Day on 20th April, whilst the second single, Pop Music, Football & Girls will be released as a digital download only on 13th May (video below).
Described as “an eclectic mix of guitar-based pop with a psychedelic twist”, the album is lyrically engaging and melodic and, with Vinny’s quirky, touching and sometimes funny lyrics, it is full of songs that tell their own, occasionally twisted, stories. Bonehead’s orchestral guitars provide the sonic glue courtesy of the e-bow, which features on several tracks.
The album features guest musicians Che Beresford (Badly Drawn Boy) on drums and percussion, Semay Woo on cellos, Anna Zweck (Samson & Delilah) on flute and backing vocals and Bob Marsh (Badly Drawn Boy, I Am Kloot) on trumpets and flugelhorn.
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Release Date: 20/05/2013