September 11th sees the release of Grandadbob's new single Pictures. Their new album, Garden of Happiness follows shortly after on the 18th of September. It's the sound of life worth living. Signed to Norman Cook's Southern Fried Records, it was created in both a home-studio in Sheffield and a barn in the Derbyshire countryside.
Grandadbob are Dave Johnson (avid collector of vintage Italian shooting wear) and Vanessa Robinson (self-confessed Margot Leadbetter wannabee) who write together with electronics, guitars, drums, brass, keyboards, classical dream-folk vocals, recorders and marvelous hair. Their music is made, says the esoteric Vanessa, "for escapism." "We love this country" adds Dave "and we're sick of hearing about how shit everything is and how hard it is. Our music's about getting up in the morning, with a smile on your face, saying 'I'm alive' - and it's great!"
Produced by Liam Howe (Sneaker Pimps) and mixed by Barny (mixing maestro for fellow Sheffield renegades the Arctic Monkeys), "Garden of Happiness" is the perfect soundtrack to a hot summer's day of canoodling and cavorting.
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