Peggy Sue (band)

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Peggy Sue
Amiens (16 octobre 2010) 5ème Nuit Blanche 103.jpg
Peggy Sue in Amiens (October 2010)
Background information
Origin Brighton, England
Genres Indie folk, blues, rockabilly
Years active 2005-present
Labels Wichita Recordings (UK)
Yep Roc Records (US)
Website Official website
Members Rosa Slade, Katy Young, Olly Joyce

Peggy Sue is an English indie pop/indie folk band from Brighton. The band has toured with a number of well-known indie artists including Mumford & Sons, The Maccabees, First Aid Kit and Jack White.

History[edit]

Peggy Sue was formerly known as Peggy Sue and the Pirates and Peggy Sue and the Pictures.[1][2][3][4] In June 2008, the band announced that they were shortening their name from Peggy Sue and the Pirates to just Peggy Sue. The band have also released music under the name of Peggy Sue and the Pictures, a collaboration with Left with Pictures, and Peggy Sue and Les Triplettes.

On April 10, 2009, it was announced that Peggy Sue had signed to US-based Yep Roc Records, and the label was releasing Body Parts EP for free.[5]

On December 9, 2009, Peggy Sue signed with Wichita Recordings, and the label released the band's debut album Fossils and Other Phantoms in April 2010.[6]

On September 12, 2011, the second album Acrobats came out on Wichita Recordings, to a generally positive critical response.[7]

In 2011, the band was invited to perform a live soundtrack to a film at a temporary cinema in Hackney, East London. They chose Scorpio Rising, mostly because of its groundbreaking rock n’ roll/doo wop soundtrack. The band's subsequent album "Peggy Sue Play the Songs of Scorpio Rising" was released September 18, 2012 via Yep Roc Records and features 12 new arrangements of songs from the 1963 Kenneth Anger cult classic.[8]

Yep Roc Records announced a new full length album Choir of Echoes to be released in the US January 29, 2014. "Choir of Echoes" was produced at the legendary Rockfield Studio in South Wales by Jimmy Robertson and mixed by longtime collaborator John Askew. Of the record, the band says “Choir of Echoes is an album about singing. About losing your voice and finding it again. Voices keeping each other company and voices competing for space. The call and response of the kindest and the cruelest words. Choruses. Duets. Whispers and shouts.”.[9]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Extended plays[edit]

"The Body Parts EP" was released on Monday August 4, 2008 on a limited run of 500. It was released via the label Broken Sounds, who gave away a reel to reel recorder as part of the release. The Body Parts EP was recorded with Left With Pictures, hence the name change to "Peggy Sue & The Pictures", and was available as a 2 x 7" Gatefold EP. It was also digitally distributed through iTunes.

  • A1 "Spare Parts"
  • B1 "Pupils Blink"
  • C1 "Gettysburg"
  • D1 "Escargot"

"The First Aid EP" is the second in a collection released via Broken Sounds Music. As before, it was released as a limited run of 500 as a 2 x 7" Gatefold EP, and digitally on iTunes. Unlike The Body Parts EP, it was not recorded with Left With Pictures, but with an unknown band. The name on the front of the EP is Peggy Sue & Les Triplettes.

  • A1 "First Aid" / "Once We Were Strangers"
  • B1 "Clockwork"
  • C1 "Eisenstein"
  • D1 "The Sea The Sea"

Singles[edit]

  • "Television" / "The New Song" (Thesaurus Records) November 2007
  • "Alice In The Kitchen" / "Lazarus" (Too Pure Singles Club) February 2009
  • "Lover Gone" (Thesaurus Records) June 2009

Monthly CDs[edit]

The band also released 100 copies of a CD of around four songs every month in 2008. The monthly CDs were available from their Myspace page.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Peggy Sue & the Pirates @ the Enterprise". Music like dirt. 2007-09-05. Retrieved 2008-01-13. 
  2. ^ "Peggy Sue and the Pirates". BBC. Retrieved 2008-01-13. 
  3. ^ "Russell Porter with Peggy Sue and the Pirates". Boing Boing TV. 2008-03-21. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  4. ^ "Peggy Sue @ Brudenell Social Club". Leeds Music Scene. 2007-12-11. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  5. ^ "Yep Roc Signs With UK Artists PEGGY SUE. Download the "Body Parts EP" now for FREE!". Yep Roc Records. 2009-04-10. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  6. ^ a b c "Peggy Sue Sign To Wichita". Wichita Recordings. 2009-12-09. Retrieved 2009-12-23. 
  7. ^ "Acrobats album reviews". AnyDecentMusic?. Retrieved 2011-10-10. 
  8. ^ a b "Yep Roc Records » PEGGY SUE PLAY THE SONGS OF SCORPIO RISING Out 9/18 on Limited-Edition Autographed CDs + Digital". Yeproc.com. 2012-08-07. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 
  9. ^ a b "Yep Roc Records » Peggy Sue’s CHOIR OF ECHOES out January 28". Yeproc.com. 2013-10-08. Retrieved 2014-01-29. 

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