Some years after Duncan (founder of Spozzle Records) saw The Cold Shoulder play in a Scottish pub, he finally got his wish and signed them to the label.
Accompanied by cohorts Ben & Cameron, Jamie Reid started recording the debut album in an old London studio, under the ever rumbling arches of Waterloo station. Recorded on analogue tape and incorporating the occasional train rumble, “Milk it” represents the best of this fast fading art of capturing a band live & kicking with all the & 1, 2, 3, 4s, squeaky chairs & missed cues.
While the tapes were still hot, they were transferred to a studio in Paris (France) for mixing and mastering, giving the band an excuse for frequent cross channel trips and the occasional Paris Gig.
After all, there’s nothing like a bit of international flavour to add that certain something to an already classic dish…
All this would off course mean nothing were it not for the fact that these 10 songs are superb;
an indication of the massive talent that Jamie has for writing supremely catchy, quirky Pop songs.
He is of that rare breed who manages to incorporate influences without sounding like them.
Sure, you’ll hear a bit of "Police" (Love in a cold climate), a bit of "Bowie" (Undone) but there’s more of Jamie Reid here than anyone else. Looking at the world from his own perspective as in the fantastic Molly Parker’s Kitchen where a Los Angeles kitchen at 6 in the morning becomes a decor for a yearning desire.
Spozzle Records are proud to present “Milk it” by The Cold Shoulder: words and music direct from the brain of Mr Jamie Reid, recorded, mixed & mastered somewhere between London, Paris & Normandy. We’d be quite happy to go on at some length about how good this album is, but I’m sure you’d rather just listen to it.
released March 24, 2016
London production by Ben Castle & the Cold Shoulder. Paris production & mixes by Duncan Roberts. Recorded at Alaska studios London & Spozzle studios Paris.
Mastered by Thomas Demarle & Duncan Roberts at Musicopré Normandy.
Guitars & Lead vox - Jamie Reid
Bass, additional guitars & bvox - Ben Wright
Drums & bvox - Cameron Gordon
Backing vox on "Root full of soul" Butterfly Boucher courtesy of A&M
Piano & keys - Vincent Guibert
Drums on Liberty A-bomb - Duncan Roberts
Perc & handclaps - The cold shoulder
Paper & comb - Ben Wright
All songs by J.Reid. Published (in France) by Space party. Copyright 2007.
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