The Triratna Buddhist Order contains over 1,600 men and women from all over the world and a remarkable variety of lifestyles including many artists and musicians. Padmamati , aka Stephen Coates, from West London has for many years been the brains behind The Real Tuesday Weld.
The Real Tuesday Weld was formed by London based songwriter and audio provocateur Stephen Coates in 1999 inspired by dreams of crooner Al Bowley and the American actress Tuesday Weld and influenced by 1930s jazz, Serge Gainsbourg and Ennio Morricone.
After a series of low key releases on British, US and Japanese labels the band became known for wedding the suggestive hiss of ancient shellacs and vintage radio transmissions to samples, loops and glitchy beats. The first full-length albums When Cupid Meets Psyche (2001), I Lucifer (2004) and the US only The Return of the Clerkenwell Kid (2005) have garnered a huge amount of critical acclaim including The Times, Independent, Telegraph and Guardian albums of the week. I Lucifer spawned the multi-award winning animation 'Bathtime in Clerkenwell' and a host of imitators.
Now, publishing on the ‘antique Beat’ label, they’ve just launched ‘SEASONS SONGS’, their new mini seasonal album that’s packaged as a limited edition greetings card. Padmamati and the band are joined by Martyn from The Tiger Lillies, Marcella from The Puppini Sisters, Mara Carlyle and Joe Coles from Lazarus Plane Crash for a weird and wonderful winter cabaret. We won’t say any more - just give you the link to explore further should you wish...
Labels: Arts, Musicians