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The Motorettes - 'The Motorettes'

Friday 7th July 2006

The Motorettes

Album: 'The Motorettes' released 31st July 2006

Summer's here and the time is right for dancing in the streets...TO THE SOUND OF THE MOTORETTES!

Boys from the Beach (Tynemouth) , inspired by The Shirelles, The Ramones, The Ronettes, Kim Fowley, Phil Spector, TRASH POP! The Motorettes bring you this summer's soundtrack.

The trio - Robin Howe / guitar & vox , Jed Laidlaw / bass & vox, Jack Laidlaw / drums - signed to Kitchenware Records, the North East's label of choice and  eclectic home of luminaries as diverse as Editors and Prefab Sprout - release their eponymous debut album on July 31st, in time for a long hot August of teen angst, drive-ins and brown ale.

The album replete with an array of infectious , hook laden nuggets comes on strong from the off with the band's debut single 'Superheartbeats' before careering down their self made avenue with a potent mix of rock and roll and  trash pop asthetic...'You Gotta Look The Parts', the follow up to 'Super Heartbeats' more than continues that ascendancy. Along the way The Motorettes appear to find is frightenly difficult not to write an instantly memorable tune, be it the winsome beauty of 'I Hate To See You Cry' or 'Heart...stop..ing'  back to back with the anthemic might of 'Go! Go ! Gadget Girl' and 'I Am Blisters...'

Oh, and yes 'I'm On Fire' is their version (on speed) of the Springsteen classic!

'The Motorettes', the album is available on CD and vinyl at all good stores countrywide from the 31st July.

Meanwhile The Motorettes have confirmed the following live appearances with Kubichek! with whom they release a ltd split 10" ep on July 10th...

July  5th    Birmingham          Bar Academy
July  6th    Nottingham          Stealth - Club NME
July  7th    Bristol                  Louisiana - Club Metropolis
July  8th    Sheffield               Leadmill
July 10th    London                Barfly
July 11th    Leeds                  Joseph's Well
July 12th    Glasgow              Barfly
July 13th    Newcastle           Academy 2
July 14th    London               Koko - Club NME
July 16th    Manchester        Night & Day

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