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"Boomtown Medallion"
George Demure
Release Date: 30 Sep 2007
About

George Demure..., a suave and debonair gentleman hailing from Edinburgh in Scotland. He spent 10 years at the forefront of Scotland's electronic music scene, but then moved to London in 2002 to spend more time with his partner, fashion designer Laura Lees. This move prompted a rediscovery of his love for guitars as well as discovering his sensational yet elegant singing voice. Equally adept behind a bank of drum machines as he is with acoustic guitars and tambourines, George's songs demonstrate an obsessive love of music, from Charlie Feathers to Lee Perry, Throbbing Gristle to Otis Redding - and his ability to weave a particular lyrical slant in his music owes much to his love of literature.

Since his live debut supporting Colder at London’s Bush Hall in 2005, he attracts growing numbers of devotees with his live performances. A host of gigs include Glastonbury (2005 and 2008’s The Guardian Lounge), performances throughout London, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh, the Tank Magazine party at the ICA in 2006, Koko (Camden Palace), a show-stopping performance at Output's 2006 Sonar Party in Barcelona, not forgetting Batofar and Le Baron in Paris earlier this year. And George never fails to provide the live music behind all Laura Lees' fashion shows.

After releasing singles on Output and Tirk, his debut LP Boomtown Medallion was released in October 2007 on August Day to great applause. With three tracks produced with Maps producer Aidan Love and two produced with The Strokes producer Gordon Raphael, the seeds of collaboration had firmly taken root.

The single My Baby's Gone, was released with a superb and quirky video. The follow up single, a cover of the Feldman/Goldstein/Gotherer classic Sorrow (Probably best known in the David Bowie version), sports a remix from Soft Cell's Dave Ball. With his growing interest in multimedia performances and collaborations with new musicians, producers and directors alike, his monthly podcasts/videocasts are already the social insiders' must-see....... the world of George Demure just gets bigger and bigger.

His Tirk and August Day releases were re-issued in early 2009 on Output's new sister label Mahuta Recordings and George is halfway through recording the follow-up album, which is to be released on Mahuta in 2010.

Credits

All music written by George Thompson, except track 11 written by Feldman, Goldstein and Gottehrer.
All performed, programmed and played by George Thompson.
All music produced by George Thompson (except track 4 produced by Aidan Love, and track 5 and 6 by Gordon Raphael)
Additional production on tracks 3, 7 and 11 by Aidan Love.
Additional vocals on tracks 3 and 7 by Laura Cole and Helen Bullock.
Additional vocals on track 8 by Laura Cole, Helen Bullock and Laura Lees.
Additional Pro-One keys on track 6 by Gordon Raphael.
Additional synthesizer on track 4 by Aidan Love.
Mastered by Jay Butnett

All tracks published by Touch Tones Music, except track 11 published by Grand Canyon Music Inc.

(P)(C)2007 Mahuta Recordings (Musiqware Ltd)

Reactions

"Borderline genius. Possibly the best leftfield pop album of 2007" - IDJ

"George Demure is ace!" - NME

"A delight, by turns darkly threatening and flooded with warm light" - Time Out

"Quite brilliant" - One Week To Live

"Moody, cool electro indie" - Mixmag