15 January 2021. We’re pleased to announce our new single, Girls Just Wanna Dance, to be released on 5 February 2021 on From Lo-Fi to Disco! Taken from the forthcoming album “The Modesty Blaise” (to be released March 26, 2021), our first since 2001s award-winning Melancholia (yes that is a long time ago). It’s a digital single and it’ll be available on all the usual platforms. Exciting!
29 December 2020. Oh and we have a release date – 26 March 2021.
29 December 2020. Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year. Test Pressings of the album arrived and it sounds lovely on vinyl. It’s a Ltd Edition 180gsm vinyl album and it’s been approved and is currently being pressed.
04 November 2020. Mastering seems to be finished, big thanks to Jörn Elling Wüttke at Klangfabrik for all the hard work. And Gregory has made us some social media logos around the theme of the album artwork. So look out for them everywhere.
17 October 2020. And there’s more
17 October 2020. It’s like all your Xmases at once isn’t it?
16 October 2020. And now Modern Guitars with Amplification is available. Again with original booklet and MGWA era photos
16 October 2020. We’re starting to make all the songs in our oeuvre available, and we’re using Bandcamp. So let’s start with the award-winning Melancholia, the album that made Modesty Blaise into Brian Wilson‘s favourite UK band. Contained herein is all the artwork, Melancholia-era pictures and even the Japanese booklet along with bonus tracks. Soon to be followed by an ability to get the vinyl versions. Knock yourself out.
15 October 2020. This mastering isn’t as easy as it sounds you know. Jörn is having his work cut out. In other news, the artwork for the album is now complete, we’re happy to say. Our own onboard designer has surpassed himself and we’ll share that with you as soon as we can.
26 September 2020. Last night the new album was sent to Klangfabrik Studios in Frankfurt for mastering. That means we’re close. Closer even than we were last February before something stopped everything. And Mickey Bradley (see below) played Natalie Vendredi last night as well.
11 September 2020. We have a new favourite radio show. Mickey Bradley, he of The Undertones, played Carol Mountain and was most complimentary. It’s a fine show https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b038c0vg
22 November 2019. Happy Release Day. You can now buy Natalie Vendredi from your usual digital platform of choice, iTunes/Amazon etc etc – wherever you get it from it’s a bargain. You can watch our nouvelle vague video shot largely in France on YouTube here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJH4Ynhrw94
19 November 2019. There’s a promo clip from the Natalie Vendredi video on the Modesty Blaise Facebook page, turn it up! then give us a like.
15 November 2019. A week to go until we release Natalie Vendredi and the promo cds have arrived, very exciting – they look great
04 November 2019. And we have a release date. Natalie Vendredi will be released on Friday November 22 2019. And here’s the cover:
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14 October 2019. We have a catalogue number for our new single Natalie Vendredi. That’s exciting – it’s on the glorious From Lo-Fi to Disco records lo-fi 017. Don’t have a date yet but watch this space. Ooh, I’m Going Out was 017 too!
25 August 2019. Back from France where it really was far too hot to be wearing a suit. There’s still some filming to be done but in the meantime check out our instagram feed for some stills from the video. BTW, we’re @modestyblaiseuk on Instagram and Twitter and there’s a feed on the Home page too.
13 August 2019. We’ve completed some more tracks and next week we’re off to Northern France to record a video for forthcoming single Natalie Vendredi. So look out for us in the Le Touquet area.
8 May 2019. We’re publishing Spotify lists, starting with a list of songs we’ve covered and played live. Go here spoti.fi/2J62gol and check it out. Many of these were only played once, a few were played almost constantly, the two Orange Juice songs were when we played as Edwyn’s backing band – did you hear us play any others that we’ve forgotten? Let us know.
1 April 2019. The news is this: 7 songs from The Modesty Blaise are completed and mixed. Three more are in advanced stages of completion, just some backing vocals and strings to add. Two more to work on. There has been plenty of recent work at Barton Regis studios and we’re booked into The White House studio second week of April. Look out for that on our social media accounts where we’ll post updates. This is not an April fools joke.
You’ll be thrilled to know that the third Modesty Blaise album proper (not including A Beginner’s Guide… which was a compilation) The Modesty Blaise is more than half completed. So there is recording being done. I’d go so far as to say two thirds. Keep coming back and we’ll give you some previews.
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