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»Latest Bill Update

Latest Bill has three albums coming out in a month, two solo ablums Is Love Love anf The Night Closed In – Song Noir plus a joint album with Eminemmylou Gatecrash Nashville.

The Night Closed In – Song Noir – one of the darkest records ever released – where songs about Auschwitz, are joined with a truckdriver’s suicide on Brighton beach when his junkie girl dumps him -Freakin’ Brighton and a girl who cuts herself up adapted from a Charles Bukowski story – The Most Beautiful Woman In Town and a playboy drug smuggler shot dead in La LInea in the song Trafficante. All in all, a record guaranteed to make you feel happy to be alive or as it says in Be Happy ” Be Happy, millions of people envy you ”

His other record is called Is Love Love and comprises fifteen songs telling the brutally honest story of the love? life of mister b and illustrating the thin line between love and hate, between sexual ecstasy and murder!

»New Gala Album

Gala’s album has been co-produced by Phil Marten of Turin Brakes and Julian Tardo, the man behind Brighton’s best studio Church Road Studios. It largely features songs written by her or her talented band but there are one or two brilliant covers.

»Latest on Eminemmylou

Eminemmylou’s album Muthabanjo still sells well despite 2.5million people listening to The Way I Am free on MySpace. Now she has recorded a much purer country album Gatecrash Nashville with co-singer Latest Bill and their band The Harlan Howards. Again largely their own songs but this album includes also Bob Dylan’s rap country song Three Angels, Ann Murray’s Snowbird and Harlan Howard’s great song Pick Me Up On Your Way Down.

»Magdalena Reising radio interview

Our very own Magdalena Reising was interviewed by Glenn Denny and Gemma McGee on Isles FM’s Saturday Night Show. They chatted about her new album ‘Blue Cafe’, her influences and inspirations.

You can listen to the interview here:

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»Charity song ‘Missing’ out now

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or call their 24-hour confidential helpline on 0500 700 700

Eminemmylou got together in the recording studio with Legs MC, Gala, Sara, Hanna Burchell (from Hanna & Magdalena), and The Life & Death Orchestra, featuring the top Brighton musicians including Bob Taylor, Nick Pynn (winner of Star of the Brighton Festival award), Eddie Myer (from Turin Brakes) and Tom Arnold (from award-winning Brighton Beach Boys)

Listen to the track:

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» Buy online & download the full, jingle-free track

Here’s the remix:

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The purpose was to record a song for missing people everywhere. The song was written by Latest 7 editor, Bill Smith (music) and Eminemmylou (words) and has raps by Legs MC and Emi too. It is released immediately.

At the studio

Warming up outside the studio

You can hear the record and support the campaign to find missing people by downloading it either at www.latestrecords.co.uk or at www.missingpeople.org.uk The record has been put together with missingpeople.org.uk (formerly the National Missing Persons Helpline), the UK’s only charity that works with missing and unidentified people, young runaways, their families and others who care for them.

John McCann, the uncle of missing Madeleine McCann helped Missing People to recently relaunch International Missing Children’s Day on 25th May with a large scale projection of missing children on Marble Arch.

Eminemmylou says, “I like to write songs and raps that people relate to, and in the case of Missing, the message is that this is a national and international problem that causes so much personal heartache, and I want to support the work of Missing People who work hard to find and reunite people.”

The song was recorded at Church Road Studios and produced by Julian Tardo and Bill Smith. And the remix is by Obi Mhondera from 33Hertz (whose recent remixes include Natasha Bedingfield, Macy Gray and Christina Aguilera’s Hurt).

Already it’s been played on thirty radio stations across the UK. Go on, buy it now and help missingpeople.org.uk to find missing children and adults NOW!

Missing song featured on BBC South today:

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‘Missing (Where are you?)’ by Eminemmylou & Legs MC feat. Sara Henfridsson, Gala, Hanna Burchell and Bill Smith’s Life and Death Orchestra. Produced by Julian Tardo and Bill Smith.

String arrangements: Bob Taylor.

Photograph by Tim Richardson.

Artwork by Julie-Anne Gilburt

»Free MP3: ‘Never’ by the Life & Death Orchestra

Free MP3 download

The single ‘Never’ is available as a free MP3 download(5.5 mb)

Never was recorded by The Life & Death Orchestra and featuring Eminemmylou, Mister Bogus and the greatest bass player in the world, Herbie Flowers and with a trumpet solo by the late great Ian Hamar who played on some of the key Beatles tracks such as ‘Gotta Get You into my Life’.

The single has been remixed by Joe Watson.

» Visit the Life and Death Orchestra website

See This Way for the Gas Ladies & Gentlemen by the Life & Death Orchestra at the Udderbelly – May 22nd – 27th at 7pm. Tickets available on 01273 709709 or at udderbelly.co.uk

Life and Death Orchestra

»Introducing…

Welcome to the Latest Records website. We have videos to watch, mp3s and cd’s to buy in our online shop, photo galleries of all our artists which will all be regularly updated. We have a current roster of artists covering all types of music from the classical piano of Ben Solomon and the rugged raps of the Legs MC and the Greenkeepers to the sweet songs of Gala and Magdalena.

Don’t forget, we’d love to hear your demos – contact Sara.