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New Album ‘Cheap Hotel’ is out now!!
When you purchase the vinyl album, you’ll get the cd as a bonus!! Buy it here!
(Dutch version has 2 bonus tracks)
New single ‘Red Cassette’
“Wonderful music that combines classic soul influences with a distinctly modern production approach…” The Sunday Times
Mamas Gun are set to release their much-
‘Cheap Hotel’ sees the band back with the ‘dream team’ who produced their debut (Routes to Riches) -
Mama’s Gun has wildcard on 3FM
On November the 14th, Mama’s Gun played 2 new song of their new album live at Giel’s morningshow and also played a brilliant cover of George Ezra’s ‘Blame it on me’
‘Cheap Hotel’ contains a range of moods from the mellow Bob Marley influenced track ‘Midas Touch’ through to the lifting melodic sounds of ‘Hello Goodnight’, a nod to Electric Light Orchestra. “For me ELO combined fantastic Beatlesesque song writing with a bit of the flavour of American soul / R & B and the bombast of Queen,” says Andy, “three musical ingredients I personally really identify with.”
Mamas Gun are a five-
“I think this is our coming of age record. There was a consensus this time round to take our time, to try to examine every riff, every melody scrap, every chord change and indeed every song that any member may have to put on the table. It was a very democratic process”
Mamas Gun’s debut album ‘Routes To Riches’ picked up support from the likes of Sunday Times Culture, The Guardian and Billboard as well as BBC Radio 2, amongst others. It was the band’s unexpected impact in Japan that really made the world sit up and take note: Mamas Gun were heralded as the most played international act in the country that year (beating Madonna to the No. 1 airplay slot), also achieving the No.3 sales slot on the Japanese Billboard charts
The second album ‘The Life & Soul’, produced by Grammy Award winning production team Martin Terefe and Andreas (noted for success with artists such as Jason Mraz, Train, James Morrison, Jamie Cullum, and KT Tunstall) categorically cemented the band’s reach and reputation both in the UK and internationally.
During the period between ‘The Life & Soul’ and the recording of the new album the guys concluded the long search for the bands new bass player, spent months as a group writing the new material, and toured the world including headline slots and sold out shows around the world from Java Jazz in Indonesia (alongside Stevie Wonder) to 14 date runs throughout Germany and Europe.
Most recently Mamas Gun have been approached by some major sync placement companies based in North America who have picked up on the bands’ music through the internet grapevine (having seen it used by several influential Vloggers) and will be working with them on placing their music to the wider Film/TV world from 2014.
Platts has also achieved international hits in Europe and the Far East for songs he has written for other artists, including a Number 1 hit with Korean artist John Park, all of which has lead to separate publishing deals in different territories around the world to capitalise on this international success. In Holland Andy wrote a hit song with Waylon, (the Escapist )and co wrote songs with Lisa Lois and Alain Clark, on which the band also played on Alain’s cd release party last February in People’s Place.
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