"Feed You" - Gilles Peterson played on BBC 6 Music, Radio 2 and his Worldwide Mixtape
"No One Knows" - Dixie Jazz influenced cover of Queens Of The Stone age anthem, radio play on Jazz FM, Samurai FM,
Double Yellow "We Got Caught" debut EP glorious review from Blue & Soul: rating 9/10 “This is an utterly brilliant release, hats off to Here and Now Recordings for turning out yet another corker!”
Dave "Double Yellow" Lilley vocalist and multi-instrumentalist is a long-term collaborator with Jonathan Diesler. With completely different approaches towards making music and after many late night muso-chats Dave Lilley and Jonathan Diesler embarked on numerous collaborations that formed the backbone of most of Diesler's album outputs. Together they wrote much of Diesler's best-selling 2006 album, Keepie Uppies, which was shortlisted for Best Album in Gilles Peterson's Worldwide Awards for Radio 1 and received global exposure. And now the two are responsible for the Double Yellow album combining ingredients from a rich and deep larder of Barrelhouse Honky Tonk, Club Funk, Dixieland Jazz-Stomp, Swing, Rock, Reggae, Indie and Latin flavours.
Life In The Slow Lane their debut long player delivers much much more. The strength is in the songwriting. Dare I say anthems. Accessibe, yet credible songs vocally delivered with a carefree punky attitude. From the dub-reggae influenced Roustabouts to the deep funky jazz of Zygote No.9 all providing the backbone for Dave "Double Yellow" Lilley's satirical view of the world. If Only the album opener strays into commercial waters in an uptempo, cheeky, hum-along funk no less kind-of-a-way. As for Mono Soul, this is Double Yellow's take on a ballad. Beautifully arranged vocals drive this raw emotion of a soul cut. The Queens Of The Stone anthem, the only cover on the album, No One Knows gets the Double Yellow dixie jazz treatment, this time with Suzanne Lilley's sassy lead vocal.
Throw all these nutrients together and Double Yellow have their own sound. Rootsy music with modern lyrical commentary on everyday life ranging from laidback aggression to subtler soul delivery letting the mood of the track dictate how the vocals attack it.
Additional players are Rob Cross from Orphan Boy does lead vocals on Cigarettes and Edward Pye on Dust Can Glow. Mark Ward plays saxophone, Daniel Smith trumpet and all other instruments Dave Lilley performs with programming and arrangement by Diesler.
DJ Support from Gilles Peterson, Kev Beadle, Chris Phillips (Jazz FM), Andrew Jervis (Ubiquity Records, USA), Ginger Tony (Solar Radio), Michael Ruetten (Soul Searching, Germany), Tom Wieland (7 Samurai / Les Gammas, Compost Records), DJ DRM (Bastard Jazz), Phil Levine (Eclectic Jazz), Simon Harrison (Basic Soul), Rene Josquin (M.Path.Iq
/ We Are...On Air), Wicked Jazz Sounds
released 12 November 2012