Ever-inspiring, inventive, intuitive and incisive Hayes girl pop/punk band The Tuts have devised a novel way to fund the recording of their upcoming début album.
The concept of pre-ordering an album that hasn't even been made yet is a new one on me but let's hear them out first. The release of the 12-track offering of newly recorded songs contains a massive bonus of goodies, rarities and memorabilia for your pledge online .
This trio of (100% DIY) girls have toured Europe and Britain with Kate Nash, toured the UK with ska legends The Selecter as well as funding their own gruelling solo UK tour which included fulfilling the Glastonbury dream after being asked personally by Billy Bragg to grace his Leftfield stage there.
Harriet, Beverly and Nadia witnessed pre-order sales for this album exceeded expectations in just 24 hours and it's no big surprise considering what's on offer: 12 tracks of newly recorded Tuts songs, some of which have never been recorded before and brand new t shirts exclusively designed and made by the band themselves.
Even the previously download only single 'Do I Have To Look For Love?' will now be available on seven-inch vinyl.
Also EVERY "pledgee" will receive a FREE download of The Tuts' version of Rudy Can't Fail by punk legends The Clash (their only cover version). Handwritten lyric sheets on high quality paper are thrown into the bag too and if all this wasn't enough there's even an option to hire The Tuts to play at YOUR own private function.
The girls' material tackles sexism, politics, animal rights and social vulnerability in their own satirical and witty way with diligence and passion so it's a world away from the bubblegum pop experience you might be mistaken to associate them with.
Singer/guitarist Nadia says they're heading to Devon to record the album with renowned producer Pete Miles far from the hustle and bustle of West London so they can knuckle down and get things perfect for the release date. Pledge now though because these rare deals may not last.
This Friday February 12 at The Crown and Treaty pub on Oxford Road, Uxbridge sees the return of Little Green Men . LGM are a slightly progressive alternative indie band with links to Liverpool and London.
ot afraid to veer from the well trodden course of safe music either so be prepared for surprises. Lazy Pilgrims are in the support slot with their first Treaty gig. Further support comes in the shape of Sugar Bowl.
Be sure to tune into my interactive HayesFM radio show EVERY Tuesday at 9pm to hear live and original performers. PLUS more local live music news. You can find HayesFM on 91.8FM in London or GLOBAL online .
Friday February 12
Undersound @ The Brook House, Kingshill Avenue, Hayes
Ash Lee @ The George and Dragon, Station Road, Yiewsley
Larger Than Life Duo @ Hayes Workingmens Club, Pump lane, Hayes
Crazy Dog @ The General Eliott, St Johns Road, Uxbridge
Leech @ Battle of Britain Club, Uxbridge Road, Hillingdon
Fleetwood Back (Tribute) @ Tropic, Grosvenor Vale, Ruislip
Stax @ The Black Horse, High Road, Eastcote
Saturday February 13
Undersound @ The Three Steps, high Street, Cowley
Replicant @ The General Eliott, St Johns Road, Uxbridge
Open Mic/Jam Sessions
4pm First Sunday of each month @ The Blues Bar, Station Road, West Drayton
8:30pm Last Sunday of each month @ The Six Bells, Station Road, West Drayton
8pm Tuesdays @ The Old Crown, Station Road, Hayes Town
8:30pm Wednesday @ The General Eliott, St Johns Road, Uxbridge
6.30pm Thursdays @ Harris And Hoole Coffee Shop, opposite Uxbridge Station