Tracks Of The Day – Courtly Love – ‘Mirage’ and ‘Voodoo Girl’


Courtly Love are a new brand quintet from East London and are one of those rare musical collectives who appear to have arrived fully formed and armed with clutch of quite wonderful tunes.  Based on the evidence we’ve heard so far they produce a gorgeous smouldering psych blues fusion, mixing the dark gutter glamour of the Velvets & Nico (R.I.P. Lou) with the cinematic doomed grandeur of Serge Gainsborough.

Founding members Layla and Johnny Lee, who have been working together on songs for the last year inform us that their main inspirations are Brian Jonestown Massacre, Spacemen 3, The Doors, Lee Hazelwood & Nancy Sinatra as well as Bo Diddley.  The band line up was completed with the addition of  Jules on bass, Jake on drums and Ben on guitar and FX .  Johnny tells us that the band’s name means ‘the medieval form of chivalry’ first and foremost, with the play on words with Courtney being a secondary factor, whom we like as well.”

Check out the amazing  ‘Mirage’ and ‘Voodoo Girl’ below, and prepare to be smitten.

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Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Can currently be heard on IWFM Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. New music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has appeared in The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War. Media partner and curator for Liverpool Sound City.

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