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The Act: THE LUNCHTIME SARDINE CLUB
The Release: 'DOLLARS FOR DONUTS' / 'LOEWENSTEIN'
The Formats: DOWNLOAD SINGLE AND BEER MAT
The Label: FIERCE PANDA
The Release Date: JUNE 22nd 2015
The Truth: The Lunchtime Sardine Club is ostensibly one Oliver Newton, seaside-based drummer to the underground stars such as Yndi Haldi, Eugene Quell and Vincent Vocoder Voice.
'Dollars For Donuts' / 'Loewenstein' is their / his brand new single and, as such, becomes part of fierce panda's splendidly re-upholstered one-off singles 'club', rebooted earlier this year, which means that it is released on download and limited edition beer mat.
Both songs were recorded at home in Brighton and mastered by Nyquist Noise Recordings. Taken individually 'Dollars For Donuts' is rich with moistly melancholic harmony and the sublimely lovely murmurings of 'Loewenstein' casually nod to Chad Vangaalen’s more sleepy soothing numbers.
It has form, does The Lunchtime Sardine Club, in the shape of an album from a couple of years ago, cunningly called 'Icecapades'. Of the track '808' Newton rather brilliantly told Goldflakepaint.co.uk it was "a song about accidentally killing someone with an ibanez tubescreamer, and then immediately regretting it."
In a similarly reckless vein The Lunchtime Sardine Club Clubber informs us that: "'Dollars For Donuts' is an ode to bad bellies, late nights and growing old without grace, and 'Loewenstein' is a one way conversation between Alfred Loewenstein and the living." As we're sure you'll all know, Alfred Loewenstein was the massively successful Belgian businessman from a century ago who mysteriously fell out of his private plane over the English Channel in 1928.
Such is leftfield life with Oliver Newton, who now becomes the sixth in the fierce panda one-off singles 'club' portfolio. Since being relaunched in January 2015 the singles 'club' has rubbed shoulders, and indeed beer mats, with dreamy indiekids Fake Laugh, bolshy punkstas Doe, hipster soulman Albert Gold, ragged troubadour Kieran Leonard & The Horses and spectral floaters ALMA. Now The Lunchtime Sardine Club joins the 'club'. How fabulously, fragrantly fitting...
Come and see The Lunchtime Sardine Club on July 23rd at Servant Jazz Quarters.