The fourth Used Vinyl Club release. A split EP this time around. 4 tracks each from Meow Meow (Marko Magill, Anna Maconald and Andy Maton – so the best bits of SSS, Down and Outs and Fight Fight Fight) and DoubleDoublePlusGood (Tony Keenan, Graham Jones and Andy Donovan – the worst bits of Tokyo Adventures, Voo and Elle s’appelle trying their best!).
This will be available to download for FREE from Friday 4th of May. Also, that night will be the fouth Used Vinyl Club show featuring both bands playing live.
We asked Tony for some words:
DoubleDoublePlusGood consist of 3 lads, havin' a laff. Andy Donovan plays drums and sings. You may recognise Andy from havin' laff in a boss band called Elle S'appelle, and another boss band called House that Jack Built. Graham Jones plays bass and sings. You may recognise Graham from havin' a laff in a boss band called Voo. Actually, the pair of them ALSO have a laff in a boss band called 28 Costumes too! Their heads must be chocka! The 3rd lad havin’ a laff in DoubleDoublePlusGood, is Tony Keenan - that’s me… hello!... I play guitar and sing by the way.
Anyway, what happened was… I was playing non stop (not literally) in bands for about 10 years. I became a bit jaded and decided to take a well deserved break from carrying heavy amps up and down various staircases around Liverpool. I assumed I'd just naturally get back in to the whole 'song writing/playing in bands' thing at some point, but didn't know when.
Years passed. I tried, now and again, to write some new songs but it all felt a bit forced/rubbish, so I'd usually just watch the telly instead... or go to the supermarket. I like supermarkets.
Long story short, after receiving some much needed encouragement from some kind friends, I finally got my act together and made a demo of new songs. In late 2011, Andy and Graham bullied me in to starting a band with them so these songs could be heard. And so began DoubleDoublePlusGood (or DD+G... if you value your time). With hindsight, I’m extremely grateful to Andy and Graham for their relentless, and sometimes violent, bullying.
Andy Donovan (like Timbaland with a cuppa) recorded/produced the 4 songs that appear on this split release with Meow Meow!, who were kind enough to let us share a disc with them. The DD+G songs are all essentially about not doing anything creative for an extended period of time. It turns out that you can create something out of not being creative. Who knew?
We're extremely psyched about our recordings and the split release in general. We hope you enjoy it.
To those who encouraged - thanks for the encouragement.