New band: The Troubadours

by Modculture 4 April, 2008

New band The Troubadours bring a fresh breath of air to the music scene with their scouse pop-sike, and look set for big things in the near future.Troubies

The four-peice band, half from Liverpool and other half from Wigan, have already got themselves a fanatical following in the north-west and its only a matter of time before the rest of the world catches up. Their debut single ‘Gimme Love’ shot straight to number one on the 7" copies were sold out within days. It’s not hard to see why: it’s a melodic, driving Beatles-meets-the-west-coast song, polished with the help of producer John Leckie. B-side ‘Here Comes The Tide’ is in a similar vein, with a more obvious Lee Mavers-style vocal betraying the influence of Liverpool legends The La’s. Where The Rain Falls, their epic set closer, shows the influence of those other north-west legends The Stones Roses. Paul Weller was impressed enough by their songs that he offered them support for the second half of his UK tour next month.

Expect a new single shortly and an album to follow before the year is out. Listen to The Troubadours on their Myspace page here.