missdavinalee new single featuring remixes by Tom Moth (Florence and the Machine)
The wonderful missdavinalee – we quite simply adore them, we’ve booked a tour for them, had them play at Broccoli Music gigs, booked them for Nokia events and had many a pints with them, their new single is out in a few weeks, here’s the press release!!
missdavinlaee are delighted to present their new single
Featuring remixes by Tom Moth (Florence and the Machine)
out April 25th
Following on from their first single release and UK tour in 2010, radio play on John Kennedy’s Xfm show and over 250,000 hits on a viral Hewlett Packard advert, 2011 sees missdavinalee release their second single ‘Bedbugs’ (out April 25th) with a remix provided by Tom Moth, the harp player from Florence and the Machine.
The fast-rising London quintet will also play a Bank Holiday warm-up show at Camden’s The Monarch Pull up the Roots (Thursday 21st April) before heading to Brighton to play The Latest Music Bar (Thursday 12th May) as part of the Alternative Escape.
Tickets on sale now
For the release of ‘Bedbugs’, Florence and the Machine’s harpist Tom Moth has created a stripped down, enchanting version of the track, weaving together his intricate harp playing with frontwoman Davina’s sublime vocals. Having previously played in bands together (including The Divine Browns, who were originally called The Dave Browns before being threatened by a punk band with the same name) after a chance meeting in a record store, Davina and Tom toured the acoustic circuit being labelled ‘anti-folk’ by promoters and never quite fitting in, before taking a break in 2007. Shortly after, Tom had the chance to join Florence’s band and Davina went on to form missdavinalee but they continued to throw ideas back and forth, albeit mostly from other sides of the world due to Tom’s new touring schedule.
‘Bedbugs’ (Tom Moth remix) is available as a free download and the single ‘Bedbugs’ is available to stream or embed from Soundcloud here:
Hailing from Harrow, singer and guitarist Davina Lee Cooke brought together chops-wearing bassist Roald Madland, electronics wizard Angus Wilson and back-to-front drummer Gareth Ashton completing the line-up last year with keyboardist and official band hair and make-up specialist Jenny Green. 2010 was spent carefully crafting tracks for their debut album (due for release later this year) as well as headlining their first UK national tour and being handpicked to headline the launch party for leading jewellers Tatty Divine’s new London store.
“Like Blondie, if they’d come from Camden” – Simon Williams, Fierce Panda
“A breath of fresh air” – Neil Pengelly, Festival Republic
“With pop hooks large enough to land Moby Dick, if missdavinalee’s shimmering anthems are not filling the main stages next year I’ll eat my cardigan” – Richie Vernon, Infadels DJs
“The bright and dirty euroindierock sounds of missdavinalee get ready to take on the world” – Justin Wayne, Recharged Radio
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Posted on April 4, 2011, in Bands, British music, Broccoli Events, Entertainment, Events, Live Events, Live Music, Music, New Music and tagged Bank hoilday, bedbugs, broccoli events, Broccoli Music, camden, Festival Republic, Fierce Panda, florence and the machine, Infadels, John Kennedy, missdavinalee, Nokia, Recharged radio, The Monarch, XFM. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.