In December, The Recovery Club’s Graham chatted to us at the Elba Sessions about how 2009 was for him. He mentioned to us that there were hopes of a single release in 2010 and hey presto, 8 months later, here it is! Knowing that they were an honest bunch and that they had kept their word, we thought we should really have them round to the pod to play a couple of songs and have a natter about their single ‘Rest and Be Thankful’. The Recovery Club Podcast by elbasessions *To download – just click on the arrow on the right hand side of the player! If you like the cut of their gib and have fallen in love with the entrancing and soothing single you might like to know that the b-sides Weird Weather and D.N.A are just as good and that from Monday July 5th, you can purchase these tracks on the Antimatter website and at some good online stockists! They also play The Liquid Ship on Tuesday the 6th of July to celebrate said single! Get yourself down there!
A bit of a heads up for everyone on a new event happening next month. It’s called ‘Musicbox’ and it is being run by local label Antimatter Records with the help of our older, more business-like sibling, Elba Studios and cutting edge audio visualists Genre Is A Dirty Word.
The night will showcase an eclectic set of 4 musicians and as a bit of a twist, 4 great photographers. The idea being that each photographer is assigned an act each and is given a month to get together a visual representation of their work to be projected on the night during their act’s set. I make today the 4th of Feb so I suppose the project has started for the photographers!
The acts playing on the night will be…
and the photographers…
Musicbox will take place at Glasgow’s Universal on March 4th at 8pm and you can get more info as well as being able to purchase advance tickets on the Antimatter website. Entry is a very cheap £3.
Any band which includes either lap steel, mandolin or a banjo is generally on to a winner with me. It’s fortunate then that today’s Elba Annual features a band with all of the above. The Recovery Club were formed in 2005 and have gradually grown over the past few years. Next year sees them release their debut single on Antimatter Records. Today, Graham shares his 2009 with us…
Album of The Year – ‘Veckatimest’ by Grizzly Bear
Favourite New Band – Kitty, Daisy & Lewis
Best Gig – The Recovery Club, playing at Gilmorehill G12 as part of Antimatter Records’ Genre is a Dirty Word night
Best Gig – Pixies at the SECC.
Best Memories of 2009 – Seeing the band blossoming and growing into what we’ve always wanted it to be.
Hopes for 2010/Things You’re Looking Forward To – Releasing and launching our single with Antimatter Records in February.. recording – and hopefully releasing our first full album.
For all info on gigs, releases etc…check out The Recovery Club myspace here…