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Thursday, April 18, 2013
Bonehead's 'Parlour Flames' to perform at Pretty Green shop in London
Former Oasis star Paul “Bonehead” Arthurs will launch his new musical project with a live gig – at the fashion store of his ex-bandmate Liam Gallagher.
Liam invited Bonehead to perform with his new band, Parlour Flames, at his Pretty Green shop at the top of King Street on Saturday.
And it will be the first chance for Manc music fans to hear Bonehead and his new bandmate, musician and poet Vinny Peculiar, perform.
Despite leaving Oasis back in 1999, Bonehead has remained pals with frontman Liam – with whom he founded the group in the early 90s.
Indeed, Bonehead says: “I probably talk more to Liam now than we ever did in the band!”
So when he and Vinny were looking to find a gig venue for Parlour Flames, Liam was only too happy to help.
Bonehead says: “Saturday is Record Store Day, celebrating independent labels, so we were really keen to do something in Manchester for it, and we were trying to work out if we could perform on a rooftop or somewhere unusual.
“I was chatting to Liam about it, and he just said why don’t we perform in his shop. It was his idea really.”
They will air their debut single, Manchester Rain, which is an anthemic ode to our city’s most famous weather status at the gig.
The song is described as “California Dreamin’ re-imagined for the north”, containing lyrics like: “All the fields are brown, and the buildings are grey.” The free gig at 1pm will be on a first come, first served basis so get there early to avoid disappointment on Saturday.
Meanwhile the chaps were to be found down at Aston Villa’s ground yesterday – filming the video for their next single, Pop, Music, Football and Girls, which will be released on May 13, ahead of their self-titled album the week after.
Bonehead laughs: “Vinny is a massive Villa fans so I said we coud film down there. I think we’ve got the Aston Villa ladies team involved.”
Sounds suitably rock ‘n’ roll.
And what of those rumours that Oasis could reform next year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of their debut album Definitely Maybe?
He says: “We never even talk about it. But if it happened, of course I’d love to be involved in it. Who knows what will happen in future?”
via L4e / source: Manchestereveningnews.co.uk
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