Gear yer’ ears for a super fab base line that is going to propel you all the way from England’s northern capital of Manchester to Sin City (I mean The City of Angels) Los Angeles as quirky and fun alternative rock four-piece Weimar treat us to their new single ‘The Girls of LA’ , which was recently released via British label German Shepherd Records.
Lyrically it is an ode to the bottle service girls, who work LA’s clubs and bars, using tips gained from punters to finance their wider career aspirations in Hollywood and the business world. It is a celebration of their business prestige, and a positive reflection on the essence of the American Dream and the road to stardom. An optimistic and life-affirming oddity in the midst of Weimar’s mostly dark repertoire. Fab, fun and whimsical – Weimar has a solid following in the north of England, known for their lively performances, buoyant delivery and witty lyrics.
A-Listers throw their cash at them Free champagne, nothing else to say All the rich white kids, they underestimate The shrewd sagacious minds of the girls of LA
We have the pleasure to introduce you to the video for this superb rocking track, directed by long-term Weimar collaborator Nikos Pavlou, which stars rising actress and model Ashley Marsh as the seductive bottle girl / go-go dancer.
This single foreshadows the band’s debut album “Dancing On a Volcano’. Produced by Adam Crossley and Chris Guest of Vibratone Sound Studio, the single’s cover art was created by acclaimed artist and writer Brian Gorman.
Weimar (pronounced Vy-marr) is a four-piece made up of bassist John Armstrong (The Speed Of Sound), vocalist/ guitarist Aidan Cross (The Bacillus, Black Light Mutants), drummer Anthony ‘Eddy’ Edwards (The Deceased) and guitarist Stephen Sarsen (Frank Is Dead, Playground).
Fluid and expansive, ‘The Girls of LA’ is an upbeat pop-rock anthem that melds Weimar’s 70s avant-garde influences with traces of 90s college rock. Stylistically, ‘The Girls Of LA’ stands in stark contrast to the rest of the band’s repertoire as an upbeat three-minute pop-rock song, offering a burst of bright optimism in the turbulent times we are living through. Musically, ‘The Girls of LA’ takes cues from classic 70s proto-punk, such as The Velvet Underground and The Modern Lovers, combined with touches of 90s alt and college rock.
B-side ‘Transatlantic Confusion’ is a reworking of a song by singer Aidan Cross and guitarist Stephen Sarsen’s former band The Bacillus (the original version available on The Bacillus album ‘I Can’t Adapt To This Prison You Call Society’).
Since forming in 2016 and hitting the live circuit in 2017, Louder Than War named Weimar amongst its 50 Bands To Watch for 2019, the year they debuted the single ‘John Doe / Curse the Songs’, followed by ‘Marvel To The State / Undesirable Master’. Having worked with legendary post-punk producer Simon ‘Ding’ Archer, they’ve also played support slots with Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets) and goth legends Skeletal Family.
The eclectic progressive art-rock quartet’s output encompasses a range of styles from post-punk roots to no wave, cabaret, chanson, jazz, funk, psychedelia, alternative folk and gothic rock, coming together in a distinctive fusion.\
You can pick up ‘The Girls of LA’ through your favorite online store and add it to your playlists on Spotify (remember that streaming will not help the artist as much as a purchase). To channel your support most effectively, you can order it directly from German Shepherd Records or via Bandcamp. The same applies to the full ”Dancing On A Volcano’ album, which won’t be released until June 24th, but can already be ordered on CD via Weimar’s own Marlene’s Hat imprint at https://weimarbanduk.com/product/dancing-on-a-volcano
‘The Girls Of LA’ written by Armstrong/ Cross/ Edwards/ Sarsen
‘Transatlantic Confusion’ written by Cross/ Lee/ Quinn-Harvie/ Sarsen
John Armstrong – Bass
Aidan Cross – Vocals, lyrics, rhythm guitar
Anthony ‘Eddy’ Edwards – Drums
Stephen Sarsen – Lead guitar, backing vocals
Produced, mixed & mastered by Adam Crossley and Chris Guest
Recorded at Vibratone Sound Studio, Manchester
Cover Art by Brian Gorman
Band Logo Design by Jim Cattell
Directed by Nikos Pavlou
Video stars Ashley Marsh as the Bottle-Service Girl
Filmed at Simian Audio Rooms, Manchester