Sunday, 26 August 2012

The Len Price 3 - The Medway based Garage Popsters at work on long-awaited fourth album

The Len Price 3 by Steve Worrall
Retro Man Blog's favourite Medway Delta garage popsters, The Len Price 3, are currently in the studio writing and recording tracks for their long awaited, as yet untitled, fourth album. This will follow the critically acclaimed albums "Chinese Burn", "Rentacrowd" and 2009's "Pictures", which featured the classic single "Mr. Grey". Retro Man Blog was granted exclusive access to a session at Rochester's world famous Ranscombe Studios. So, myself and photographer Paul Slattery took a little trip to the Medway, home of so many Garage Rock greats such as Billy Childish and Graham Day. We were privilleged to hear some new songs and can certainly testify to the strength of the material, in other words, this new album is going to be a belter! The band have already premiered some of the songs at gigs this year, including "No Escape", "Praying Mantis" and "Words Won't Come". Some other working titles of songs we heard included "Wigmore Swingers", "London Institute", "Karaoke Man" and "Billy Mason". All of them were tremendous songs, but whether these make it on to the album we are yet to find out.

The Len Price 3 will play the Gambeat Festival in Barcelona on September 14th, and our Retro Man Blog Xmas Special at The Half Moon in Putney on December 07th, along with The Past Tense, The Fallen Leaves and The Legendary Grooveymen. Tickets for this show are at Santa's bargain give-away price of £6.00 if booked in advance. Be sure to book now to avoid disappointment!

Thanks to Glenn, Neil and Steve of The Len Price 3, and Jim Riley and Brendan Eamonde at Ranscombe Studios. Here are some photos of our day spent at the Studio.

Drummer Neil in action - Photo by Steve Worrall
Glenn hard at work on lyrics - Photo by Steve Worrall
Glenn and Neil thrash it out - Photo by Steve Worrall
Neil discusses the sound with Jim Riley - Photo by Steve Worrall
The band appreciate Jim's sense of humour - Photo by Steve Worrall
Glenn tries some new riffs - Photo by Steve Worrall
Photographer Paul Slattery & Neil - by Steve Worrall
Here's a video of one of the excellent new tracks, "No Escape", filmed during the band's appearance at the last Retro Man Blog night at The Half Moon. For more exclusive videos of The Len Price 3 please visit the Retro Man Blog YouTube Channel.

You can see some of Paul Slattery's photos by "Liking" the band's Facebook page.

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