“The Sound of 2012” – XFM
“Manchester’s Next Big Thing” – Manchester Evening News
“Our New Favourite Mancunians” – BBC Radio Manchester
“Destined for big things” – Zeitgeist Magazine
“Brilliant Tunes & Star Potential” – Clint Boon, XFM & Inspiral Carpets
“The Brightest Light in New Music” – Johnny Marr, The Smiths
Manchester based 4-piece The Last Party will release their debut single ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ on April 16th through TLP Recordings.
Formed in late 2010 – The Last Party have quickly gone on to become one of the hottest new bands in the country, earning support from XFM, Capital Radio & BBC. After only 10 gigs, The Last Party were invited to do an XFM session after a demo recorded in their kitchen ended up in the hands of Clint Boon (XFM, Inspiral Carpets), describing them as “The Bastard Child of The Stooges & The Supremes”.
The Last Party’s broad sound, back-boned by punchy pop songs, touches on elements of Phil Spector’s Wall of Sound, The Doors, The Smiths & Tamla Motown and is delivered with the attitude & energy of the Rolling Stones in their prime. In their first year The Last Party supported the likes of The Cribs, The Buzzcocks, The Charlatans & many more, ending their first year as a band by selling out shows in both Manchester & London. After the London gig, The Last Party were invited to record a track with producers Darren Lawson & Pete Maher (U2, The Killers, Jack White, The Enemy, Chaka Kahn). The partnership worked so well that their second single "Devil's Lips" involved the same team.
The Last party have just completed their video for "Devil's Lips", sending up a woman's night out wish of finding a rich man to take her home, only to end up back home with the dog. The promo features their mates plus a few guest stars such as Ciaran Griffiths (Shameless, The Bill), Luke Tittensor (Emmerdale, Shameless), Kirsty Leigh-Porter (Coronation Street, Emmerdale), Andrew Barney McHugh (Coronation Street, Emmerdale), Gary Damer (East Is East, Coronation Street) and Mary Joanna Coogan. The filming took pace at various prestigious venues throughout Manchester and sure enough, the videos underlying message is causing a bit of a stir!
The Last Party will be launching their single at legendary club night ‘This Feeling’ in London on February 9th and then at the same clubnight in Manchester on February 16th.
Make sure you’re there to see what “The Sound of 2012” is really about!