Lola in Slacks: Postscript in Blue (Stereogram)
Limited edition 7″ vinyl single/DL
Released March 2nd
After a series of attention grabbing performances around Glasgow, louche bohemians Lola in Slacks release their new single ‘Postscript in Blue’ with a live show at the bijou ‘Webster’s Theatre’ in Glasgow’s West End, on Saturday 2nd March.
Fronted by spellbinding chanteuse Lou Reid, Lola in Slacks exude the garage swagger of The Velvet Underground spiked with the bold confidence and freedom of Tim Buckley. Having developed her distinctive vocal and performance style busking on the streets of Paris as a raw 19 year old, Reid brings a Piaf-like authority to the group’s noir atmospherics. Reid’s affaire de coeur with Scotland’s ancient ally runs through the band’s songs.
The group’s indelible songs are written by Reid and guitarist Brian McFie and brought to life with the help of a stellar line-up featuring Lesley McLaren on drums, Davy Irvin on bass and Fiona Shannon on keys.
Produced by Gordon Keen, (BMX bandits, Captain America & Eugenius), ‘Postscript in Blue’ encapsulates everything that makes this cult Glasgow outfit so special, combining Gainsbourg-esque cinematic drama with haunting guitar atmospherics, rippling piano and Reid’s compelling vocals. Flip the single over for the equally impressive ‘Little Vandal’, which continues the expansive cinematic feel, underpinned by a rolling bassline and evocative twanging guitar.
Watch the Grant McPhee-directed official video for Postscript in Blue below.
All words by Gus Ironside, whose Louder Than War archive is here.