Midnight Tequila by Freschard & Stanley Brinks on Fika Recordings

Freschard & Stanley Brinks - Midnight Tequila

FIKA RECORDINGS / WHERE IT'S AT IS WHERE YOU ARE

  • £15.99


Following on from 2014’s Pizza Espresso, Freschard and Stanley an Brinks come together for twelve brand new recordings.

Midnight Tequila is an irresistibly charming collection of late night tales, woozy ballads and uptempo sing-alongs. Clemence Freschard’s beautiful vocal tones lend this a rich, French indiepop/chanteuse vibe, complemented by Stan’s wistful timbre and characteristic warm instrumentation.

Stanley Brinks is renowned for his unique anti-folk style: both playful and suggestive, insightful and entertaining. Brinks was born in Paris, France, in 1973. He studied a bit of biology and worked as a nurse for a while. Half Swedish, half Moroccan, strongly inclined to travel the world, he soon began spending most of his life on the road and developed a strong relationship with New York. By the late 90s he’d become a full time singer-songwriter – André Herman Düne – as part of three piece indie-rock band, Herman Düne. Several albums and Peel sessions later and after a decade of touring Europe, mostly with American songwriters such as Jeffrey Lewis, Calvin Johnson and early Arcade Fire he settled in Berlin. The early carnival music of Trinidad became a passion, and in the early 21st century he became the  unquestioned master of European calypso, changing his name to Stanley Brinks. Under this moniker he has recorded more than 100 albums, collaborated with the New York Antifolk scene on several occasions, and recorded and toured with traditional Norwegian musicians.

Freschard grew up in a farm in French Burgundy. Aged 18 she moved to Paris, where she baked pies and cakes in a cafe. There, a local musician and regular customer called Stanley Brinks wrote a few songs for her to sing. Homeless in Paris, she saved up just enough money to get herself a ticket to New York. There she found an old electric guitar and started writing her own songs. In 2004 she moved to Berlin, where she recorded her first LP, Alien Duck. Her second album, Click Click, recorded in 2006, features electric guitar by Stanley Brinks. On her third album, she plays the drums herself. On her fourth, Shh..., she also plays the flute, and she breaks out the washboard on her fifth, Boom Biddy Boom. On Midnight Tequila, Freschard brings it back to just drums and vocals.

 

Tracklist:
  1. Going to the Bar
  2. Success
  3. What a Night
  4. I’m the Boss
  5. Africa
  6. Limestone
  7. Wednesday
  8. Olives and Wine
  9. Oh Boy
  10. Milestone

 

LP pressed on pale blue vinyl; includes with download card  


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