Blueprint Blue is Melissa Rigby and Huw Webb of S.C.U.M and Astral Pattern, alongside Elliot Hayward. Inspired by artists like CSNY, Crazy Horse, Manassas and The Band, the trio are set to release their debut 12” EP in the Spring via Italian Beach Babes.
Describing their sound as “influenced by Neil Young’s ‘Tonight’s the Night’ and The Band’s ‘Music from Big Pink’ albums”, the new EP will be recorded with Jerome Watson (The History Of Apple Pie) in London over two nights.
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Novella are Sophy, Suki and Hollie. Iain plays the drums. After releasing their debut EP in May this year, the band have returned with the compellingly ominous, ‘Mary’s Gun’. The single will be released on 7” single via Italian Beach Babes on … , and was recorded by Jerome Watson (The History of Apple Pie) and Joshua Third (The Horrors) in The Horrors’ studio.
Novella live: Wednesday 17th October – Take 5, Norwich Thursday 18th October – Louisiana, Bristol Friday 19th October – Sound Control, Manchester
Friday 16th November – The End Fest, Flashback Records, London Saturday 17th November – The Old Blue Last, London Friday 30th November – Sixty Million Postcards, Bournemouth
Having toured with Veronica Falls and Dum Dum Girls and played Camden Crawl and Great Escape this year, the band took some time out over the summer to hide in their rehearsal room and work on new material. They have surfaced with a whole new set of songs that are a truer reflection of their combined influences – Stereolab, Velvet Underground and My Bloody Valentine, exploring psychedelic- inspired riffs and electronic drones, new sounds and new equipment.
‘Mary’s Gun’ is a song about Mary Weiss, the lead vocalist in The Shangri-Las about a story about her supposedly getting in trouble with the FBI for carrying a gun around with her for protection after someone tried to break into her hotel room.
The girls were drawn to the story, because of “the rebellious, gang-like mentality of The Shangri-Las, whilst also projecting a sweet schoolgirl persona.”