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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    The Bookshop Band release WE ARE THE FOXES, their second album of 2016, inspired by a collection of books that revolve around stories of cities and those who live in them, curated by their local independent bookshop Mr B’s Emporium of Reading Delights. The songs were first performed in front of the authors themselves at the bookshop’s events.

    The city-tales that inspire this album span both time and continents; from the seedy printing worlds of London’s Victorian backstreets in MJ Carter’s novel The Infidel Stain, to the Australian high rises in Tim Winton’s Eyrie. The band sing on urban life through the many different lenses each book gives, via the lives of a household in Armistead Maupin’s groundbreaking Tales of the City series, to through the eyes of the foxes that roam the streets in Ned Beauman’s GLOW.

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Inspired by Tales of the City, by Armistead Maupin.

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Quaaludes and cocktails
A story book lane
A girl with three names
A place, post Watergate
Freed from its bird cage
Where the unafraid parade
But in the sparkling mess of it all
From the back of her mind this thought
Takes to the floor
Perhaps, we should all
Go back to Cleveland
Where we know what around the bend
Go back to Cleveland
But then a shock of birds
Soar through the crystal blue sky
Citizens of Atlantis
The Madrigal Enchantress cries
All San Franciscans must return to the sea
The royal we, are just biding our time
On this far out, far flung peninsula
Where an earthquake
Waits to take us home
But for now we’ll boogie on down the road
Whilst we wonder in the back of our minds
Should we all go back to Cleveland
Where we know what around the bend
Go back to Cleveland
But then a shock of birds
Soar through the crystal blue sky
Citizens of Atlantis
The Madrigal Enchantress cries
And we decide, to stay and bide our time
On this far out, far flung peninsula

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from We Are The Foxes, released July 3, 2016
Poppy Pitt - vocals, guitar. Ben Please - guitar, vocals. Beth Porter - cello, vocals. Jools Scott - Wurlitzer. Pete Gibbs - double bass. Sue Lord - violin. Ian Vorley - violin. Patrick Dunn - viola. Michelle Falcon - viola. Pete Judge - trumpet. James Watts - oboe.

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The Bookshop Band Bath, UK

The Bookshop Band write songs inspired by books and play them in bookshops. They started as a collaboration between a group of musicians in Bath and their local independent bookshop, Mr B's Emporium. Now they are about to go on tour, sponsored by Vintage Books and Independent Booksellers Week, around other bookshops and lit fests. Catch them if you can. Details at www.thebookshopband.co.uk ... more

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