COW / AUNT NELLY
"Misery" / "I Need A Friend"
7" vinyl Heavy Soul! Records ROR093
What do you do when you’ve got two great UK bands, full of Modernist pedigree, full of Soul integrity, drive and creativity and full of songs that need a vinyl release together – simple - do a split single that showcases how good each band is.
COW feature the team of Maxine and Mark Boxall, who have gathered a strong support base following selective live dates and through their previous releases. The latest album “3”, where “Misery” is taken from, is one of the strongest tracks on the album – a mixture of The Kinks and Vaudeville with hints of Imelda May and Amy featuring some strong vocals from Maxine. The album also contains a guest appearance from Love Affair’s Steve Ellis and has been championed by a number of people in the know; Paul Weller, Gary Crowley, Mark Baxter etc. That is how good the album and in particular “Misery” is….
AUNT NELLY are a firm favourite of Heavy Soul! Records having featured them a few times on various releases including the “Never Gonna Sleep At Night” 7”. There’s certainly a bit of Modernist history there with Dom and Phil main members of London’s hippest Mod band The Clique, whilst Gav played with The Bresslaws and Snowy in The Effectives – add to that the amazing soulful vocals of Ruthie Ling and well, any decent DJ with some balls will be adding this to a set.. The trademark organ and up-beat Soul flows throughout.