London-based indie label Fretsore Records have signed Graham Parker and the Rumour guitarist Brinsley Schwarz to their roster. The news comes ahead of the release of Brinsley’s upcoming 2021 album ‘Tangled’ and will be preceded by the single “Storm in the Hills”, due November 27th.
After decades of success across multiple musical outfits, the more recent reforming of Graham Parker and the Rumour encouraged Schwarz to strike out on his own, recording solo and under his own moniker. The 2 album deal will also see a re-release of 2016’s acclaimed indie-release ‘Unexpected’.
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It’s not everyday a band takes on the eponym of their lead guitarist, and this was in the days before Van Halen, but a London-based pop outfit evolved into what would become pub-rock legends Brinsley Schwarz.
Remembered for their iconic performances and breaking ground in forging the foundations of London’s pub- rock scene, the Brinsleys brewed up a storm across the capital and the music world throughout the early 70s, with opening slots for the likes of Paul McCartney.
Since disbanding in the mid 70s, the band members went on to embrace varying facets of artistic output, with Nick Lowe going on to international solo success releasing hits including ‘Cruel to Be Kind’, a leftover from the Brinsley days.
Fans will recall Brinsley’s distinctive talents on display from the early years with the Brinsleys and performances with Ducks Deluxe, the six years with Graham Parker and the Rumour and nine years as Graham’s sideman guitarist and sometime record producer.
Now in his 6th decade in the music industry, Brinsley’s next creative delivery will be 2021’s extended-play, ‘Tangled’. Fans can expect a first listen to the new material when his upcoming single “Storm in the Hills” is released on digital services on November 27th.