Our guitar player, Guthrie Govan, is now playing with drummer Marco Minnemann who is mad enough to compose Drum solos based on the rhythm of Monty Python sketches!
BOOOM! Shy FX is back on the block, and rockin it. (With me on keys and guthrie on guitar
This video is a who’s who of london music. Who can you spot?
Pictures from 7th Feb 2009. Full set here:
Vielen Dank an das 3001, Düsseldorf und alle die dort waren.
The Young Punx have taken part in the legendary Buffet Libre “Rewind” project, in which 100 artists do cover versions of tracks from the 70s, 80s and 90s for a free online digital download compilation. The Young Punx chose to cover the Belle Stars version of “The Clapping Song” from 1982, which is itself a cover of Shirley Ellis’ 60s original. Featuring vocals from Laura Kidd and virtuoso guitar from Guthrie Govan the track starts out as a fairly faithful cover version, until Phonat takes the helm half way through and it turns into a kind of electro drum and bass freak out version! Hal Ritson of The Young Punx comments,
“What attracted us was the combination of the innocence of the playground rhyme pop style with the sulky thatcher-era vocal delivery. Also it seemed fun to do a cover version of a song that was ALREADY a cover version of a 60′s song. A cover of a cover.”
OK I’m going to be upfront. This guy is fucking incredible.
I’ve played or produced on about 300 records by many different acts in the past 3 years, and including some platinum sellers, and out of all of them, Gotye’s album “Like drawing blood” is the one I am most proud to be involved with.
Let’s get the facts out of the way to start with. Gotye is pronounced like “Jean Paul Gaultier”. He’s a Belgian living in Australia called Wally de Backer. He plays incredible drums and sings with a pure innocent voice, that suddenly intensifies into and kind of ethereal Sting at high volume. He makes beautiful thoughtful music out of a mixture of live instruments and leftfield found fragments of other peoples records. OK that’s just sampling, but he has his own way with samples that makes it sound curiously personal and intimate.