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Tag: Italians Do It Better

CHROMATICS Closer To Grey

Oregon-born CHROMATICS have undergone multiple line-up changes since their first release ‘Chrome Rats vs. Basement Rutz’, as well as style shifts and near death experiences. Needless to say, the now foursome Johnny Jewel, Ruth Radelet, Adam Miller and Nat Walker are back from a seven year hiatus with a powerful vengeance in form of ‘Closer To Grey’. Since their fifth studio opus, ‘Kill For Love’, the band had been planning outing number six, entitled ‘Dear Tommy’. Continue Reading ›

JORJA CHALMERS Human Again

Jorja Chalmers was first spotted within the London music scene as a member of HOTEL MOTEL, a stylish new wave pop trio who were described by DJ Mark Moore of S-EXPRESS fame as like a ROXY MUSIC album cover come to life. So it was quite fitting in 2009 when Chalmers was recruited as a sax and keys player for Bryan Ferry; she has more or less been there ever since and that would kind of explain why her debut LP ‘Human Again’ has been a long-time coming. Continue Reading ›

CHROMATICS Time Rider

It seems an age since the sumptuous ‘Shadow’ was released in 2015. But since then, what has now become CHROMATICS' signature song has been recognised by David Lynch himself and ended up in the revisit to ‘Twin Peaks', which is fine vindication considering its source of inspiration. However, while the long awaited album ‘Dear Tommy’ has yet to have a firm release date, the quartet have unleashed a new single entitled ‘Time Rider’. Continue Reading ›

DOUBLE MIXTE Romance Noire EP

Brooding Parisian duo DOUBLE MIXTE have scored a major coup with their debut EP ‘Romance Noire’ by joining the Italians Do It Better family, home to CHROMATICS, GLASS CANDY and many others. Produced and mixed by head honcho Johnny Jewel, 'Romance Noire' comprises of four tracks and three variations on the theme, tied together by the creative synergy of Clara Apolit and Thomas Maan. 'Romance Noire' showcases the varied index of possibilities emerging from DOUBLE MIXTE Continue Reading ›

JOHNNY JEWEL Themes for Television

A year after the ‘Twin Peaks‘ revival series took the ever expectant fans on a journey of weird and wonderful rediscovery of all things Lynchian, the man behind CHROMATICS, Johnny Jewel, surprises his audiences with a long player designed to paint the alternative backdrop and his story of the cult series. Having performed in the Roadhouse during the very premiere of the cult show by Lynch, with ‘Shadow’ exactly a year ago, Jewel celebrates the anniversary with a twenty one track double album. Continue Reading ›