Life In The Slow Lane

by Double Yellow

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"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

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released 12 November 2012

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Track Name: If Only
Are you a rabbit or a crow in a tree?
When you were swimming did you sink in the sea
Deep down tell me what do you want to be
If you could only...

Are you a virus or a cough remedy?
Can you be sure if you’re a her or a he?
Would you believe in all the things that you see
If you could only...

Are you a piece of paper destined for me?
Sealed in a bottle and immersed in the sea
Could you be certain of a delivery?
If you could only...

Have you recited all the dictionary?
Can you divide a perfect number with three?
Would you prefer another brother to me?
If you could only...
Track Name: Dust Can Glow
Able philosopher, think a little thought and get a wide grin
Coz you love puzzling minds
And leading heads well where they go
You spoon-feed freaks on reality shows
How can you be a bee if you can’t buzz that free
A monotonous nation, a mekon breed
Devour the facts and bring em later as your own
Have sex coz you just wanna moan

Your dust can glow
Your dust can glow
Your dust can glow

And you say that you wanna be a part of it
So lets stop and start a little party here
I’ll put the sand down you can build a fire so fierce
We can dance, we can rise, become one with no fear
And when we lived in caves a time ago
And the sparks from the fire were a TV show
We played a game of stone or bone
And you scratch your head, because you just can’t tell

Your dust can glow
Your dust can glow
Your dust can glow
Track Name: Zygote No.9
Drinking your whiskey, sat on the setee
Jeremy’s milking a row
Cursing the snoring, at ten in the morning
Where are your children now?

Mother hen I’ll give you ten out of ten
For pushing them out again and again
So how do you make the time?
A little birdie told me you been feeding the stork
With broken promises and pies made of pork
For zygote number 9

Drinking your whiskey, sat on the setee
Jeremy’ milking a row
Cursing the snoring, at ten in the morning
Where are your children now?

Now and then you scurry out of your den
For Rizla papers and packets of ten
You wear slippers on your feet
But did you recognise the little tyke on the block
Devouring licqorice stole from a shop
The most he’s had to eat
Track Name: Roustabouts
Have you ever seen us
Early in the morning
Sitting at the bus-stop
Maybe its a warning
Have you ever seen us
As they all roll past
Laughing at the traffic
Going nowhere fast
Track Name: We Got Caught
She never never knew
What was in her hands
She never never knew
What was in her heart was you
Track Name: If Only - Diesler Re-Edit
Are you a rabbit or a crow in a tree?
When you were swimming did you sink in the sea
Deep down tell me what do you want to be
If you could only...

Are you a virus or a cough remedy?
Can you be sure if you’re a her or a he?
Would you believe in all the things that you see
If you could only...

Are you a piece of paper destined for me?
Sealed in a bottle and immersed in the sea
Could you be certain of a delivery?
If you could only...

Have you recited all the dictionary?
Can you divide a perfect number with three?
Would you prefer another brother to me?
If you could only...