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Ok you've heard the story now hear the music!! One of the modern North's proudest and realest stories, a true tale of grit and determination, seeing a tired old venue going onto become the centre of cultural invention and integrety for a whole generation of digital rapscallions, nu-hippies and still-chugging acid casulaties looking for better views but no less quieter life.
Lost? You shouldn't be - The Golden Lion, based in Todmorden, has dragged itself out of small town life and shines as a beacon of artistic innovation amongst a (don't-say-bohemian) set of workers, creatives, comer-iners and comer-outers as money from the South slowly drifts North. The result, after years of building up their reputation as one of the best (read: only) place outside Manchester, Leeds and Liverpool you're guaranteed to hear good music, on a week-by-week basis; built amongst an unpretentious set and setting.
The result of all this blood and guts is that main man Waka has now got the steam to expand his dream further into the wild world of record distribution. Inaugurating Golden Lion Sounds with two of the hottest new bands on our tight circuit: W. H Lung & Working Men's Club; who each contribute a track each for a double-A of raw, independant, DIY power!
'Lung's effort is the more rocking of the two, a wide-eyed ode to JCC laced with guilded guitars, Big Drums and expansive vision.
WMC deliver an experimental jam / remix of their track "John Cooper Clarke" - completed on lo-fi drum boxes run nice n hot in the red. Over this skeletal track we get the original vocals half-crooning with that broken falsetto. It's an accomplished remix that should keep their already massive fan base salivating for a live version!
Annnnnnnnnnd their off! What a tasty start to this label - let's see where we are in a few more releases!
A: W. H. Lung - Symmetry (3:50)
AA: Working Mens Club - John Cooper Clarke (Stephen Mallinder & Benge 'Conspiracy' Mix) (5:09)