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THE CONCERN is a record label, promoting the post-war settlement using the medium of pop music. We work with two groups presently, SUGAR COAT and THEE CONCERNED CITIZENS. Stream demos to TheeCeeCees@gmail.com

SUGAR COAT’s 45 series of the song entitled ‘Me Instead’ has sold out, but we’re raffling the ‘Edwardian waterfall’ one. Just send your email to THEECEECEES@GMAIL.com by noon on the 29th Sept for a chance of winning it for free!

– watch the video, Number 11 in the ‘Mojo’ Magazine playlist (Sep issue). The online shop details will appear here at 9am on Weds (UK time).

SUGAR COAT

Danielle Quinn : Pylon King : Billy Reeves

A trio from Lewisham who formed at a fundraiser for their local hospital maternity unit.

  • “…shimmering orch-pop, cinematic allure, a classy vocal staking out rare intimacies and honeyed eroticism” Gavin Martin of Uncut
    • “Bloomin’ lovely!” Sean Rowley, ‘All Back To Mine’, BBC Kent
  • “A lovely tune…. the best record to mention a blanket since Billie Joe Spears” Gideon Coe of BBC 6Music
  • ” has that happy/sad melancholia I love..epic deamland chamber music..congratulations all” Ed Harcourt, writing in ‘Classic Pop’ Magazine
  • “This is lovely! *applause*” Sophie Ellis-Bextor, huge pop star, Strictly Come Dancing Argentine Tango Queen and DJ
  • “A smart and sharp pop record… charming in every sense of the word…” Push, Editor of Electronic Sound magazine
  • “..The best British pop group of the  year without a doubt – think an indie London Grammar or a Black Box Recorder for the 21st Century” Andy Rogers, Senior Producer of Live Music at BBC Radio 1 & 1xtra
  • “I like this. This is good. Melody and melancholy” David Quantick, writer, critic, BBC radio entertainer, ‘Emmy’ award-winner
  • “a languid retro confection” Holly Johnson, Frankie Goes To Hollywood
  • “Sugar-coated, with a hard centre…. in a sea of mediocrity shines out like a beacon” Paul Kramer Hit Sheet tastemaker / Freelance A&R guru
  • “dreamy, sultry… with Sixties inflections – echoes of Dusty …  yet a life and spirit of its own” David Bennun, music critic for The Guardian
  • “Martin Hannett hits Nashville” Ian Button, Death In Vegas/Papernut Cambridge
  • “Smooth and swaying, with just a pinch of melodrama; more please!”Rob Mesure, Assistant Editor, MusicOMH
  • “pop perfection” Gary Crowley, of BBC Radio London
  • “This record has its hooks in me DAMN YOU!” Andrew Male, the Assistant Editor of Mojo
  • “Floaty echo-epic pop with big dreams” Chris Roberts of The Quietus and Q
  • “sugar-coated it may be, but what’s hidden beneath that sweet shell is purest diamond: sparkling crystal pop, sharp enough to cut glass” Marc Burrows of The Observer & Drowned in Sound
  • “I’ve not heard anything quite like this for many years…” Jeff Smith, Head of Music, Radio 2/6 Music
  • “I LOVE this record. I’d open my show with it IF I HAD ONE!!” Danny Baker
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  • RADIO: ‘Me Instead’ has been played on BBC 6Music, BBC Radio London, On Soho Radio (by Weller’s bass player Andy Lewis), on Amazing Radio (thanks to Shell Zenner’s Thursday evening show) & on ‘The Other Woman’ on Resonance FM
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THEE CONCERNED CITIZENS ALBUM IS STILL AVAILABLE as a digital download £5.99 or ltd edition CD cut from acetate £9.99 http://www.blang.co.uk/music?view=album&album=57 (59p per song)

SINGLE TRACKS 59p a pop http://www.blang.co.uk/music?view=album&album=57

TCCS are

ANDY LEWIS (Weller’s bass player) CHRIS T-T (Hoodrats singer)

STEVE ‘SMILEY’ BARNARD (Drummer of Joe Strummer’s Mescalaros)

BRENTFORD (Thee Faction’s songwriter) ADAM DEVLIN (The Bluetones’ guitarist)

The press said of ‘Solution Songs’…

  • “..an in-your-face masterpiece” [5/5] BOFF WHALLEY (CHUMBAWAMBA) R2 MAGAZINE
  • “a timely tonic” [4/5] DAILY MIRROR
  • “..catchy agitprop pop… the activist’s response when Sleaford Mods’ grinding anomie is too much” [4/5] MOJO
  • “.. pop music promoting positive action, well done!” TOM ROBINSON BBC 6Music
  • “..without a trace of piety, the music is full of celebration and fight… surely one of the most important political protest albums of recent times” LOUDER THAN WAR
  • “A truly great album” [9/10] VIVE LE ROCK
  • “brilliant, supercharged, politically aware R&B with a distinct nod in the direction of Wilko Johnson-era Dr Feelgood” RECORD COLLECTOR
  • “…there won’t be a better album this year, comrade” THE BLUES MAGAZINE
  • “Brilliant, timely, and educational..” TIME OUT
  • “…swaggering, sexy, hard-boiled rock ‘n’ roll with a conscience and a point to make” ZOE HOWE, Wilko Johnson’s biographer