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'Broadcast One' - Dandelion Radio's 1st compilation album

For May we have sessions plus special shows - one related to Nirvana and the other the city of Sydney

Artist Info

Burning Condors

Powered by Audioscrobbler™Burning Condors took flight when Marcus ‘Tommy’ Thompson (Vocals) left his roots of Bradford and moved south to the capital to find acting work.

Shortly after arriving in the big smoke he met band mates Matthew Edun (Guitar and Vocals) and the boy Churchy (Bass and Vocals), whose previous band had just imploded after becoming the first unsigned act to hit the UK top 40 with a debut single.

With Tommy influenced by British acts like Joy Division and Bowie, Matthew being an old school blues nut, the pair introduced each other to their record collections to create a noise which led one reviewer to proclaim “Burning Condors have distilled the essence of the blues...and forced it through a modern art punk filter to come up with something fresh and new. Imagine Nick Cave sipping whiskey with John Spencer in a Hoxton dive bar.” Joyzine

After cutting their teeth on the London gigging scene, they earned a break with a run of support slots for Punk Blues favourites Legendary Shack Shakers. After seeing BC strut live, Shack Shakers’ double bassist and Producer Mark Robertson invited the boys out to his studio in Nashville, Tennessee to cut an album.

However, the album session was put in jeopardy by the bands commitment to laying it all on the line for the live show, when Tommy suffered a collapsed lung on stage a few weeks before the band were due to fly out to Nashville. The incident occurred at legendary live venue 12 Bar Club and immediate surgery was required after the show was over.

Fortunately, Tommy flouted doctor’s orders to remain in the UK as the recording of BC’s debut album entitled ‘Round Our Way’ (due for release on 9th September 2013) went ahead at Stainless Sound Studios in Nashville as planned.

It features performances by session legend Dave Roe (double bassist for Johnny Cash’s band Tennessee Three) and Col JD Wilkes (Dirt Daubers) who guests on debut single ‘Honey Trap’, a track which has seen the band receive both US and UK airplay.

As well as devotion to their craft as musicians, the band take a huge involvement in their videos and art work, collaborating with emerging photographers, illustrators and animators from London’s exciting young art scene to create visuals, which adds a new dimension to their music.

The exploitation themed video for their debut single ‘Honey Trap’ was an example of this in action. Similarly, follow-up single 'Knockout' (due for release April 22nd) is another dark blues infused track which explores the murky subject of infidelity. The song and accompanying photo montage video, place the audience in the position of a person who is learning that their partner is involved in an illicit affair; directly from the partner's lover. The video montage is stylistically influenced by the twisted film noir of David Lynch, the femme fatale characters of cinemas golden age, and the fine art fashion of Guy Bourdin. It stars Burning Condors’ guitarist Matthew Edun, who's girlfriend (fine art photographer Emma Vo) is the videos photographer and editor.

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Debut album ‘Round Our Way’ to be released on 9th September 2013
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