Vanity Kills Codeine Velvet Club

Codeine Velvet Club, the sensational new band featuring chief Fratelli Jon Lawler and Glasgow chanteuse Lou Hickey, will re-release the first song they wrote together as a single on April 5th '10. Entitled "Vanity Kills" it's a swaying, jazzy, big-band duet, tinged with noir-ish menace and shades of Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood's waspish 1960s guy-gal dueling. The single will be available digitally bundled with a previously unavailable Codeine Velvet Club song 'Midnight Love Song'.

Codeine Velvet Club is a musical collaboration that celebrates Jon and Lou's shared love of '60s girl-boy duets, dramatic orchestral pop, and dark post-war Hollywood romanticism. Their acclaimed debut album was released just after Christmas.

Codeine Velvet Club have just played a clutch of gigs at South By Southwest in Texas followed by four shows as special guests of acclaimed Canadian indie rockers Metric. Says Lou (Scotland's most eligible female, according to a Valentine's Day poll in The Scotsman): "The US shows were everything I'd hoped they'd be and more. SxSW was insane and the Metric shows were amazing. I had to pinch myself when we performed our song 'Hollywood' at the Hollywood Palladium the other night."

Codeine Velvet Club's next UK show is at Glasgow's Queen Margaret Union on 7th May. Further shows have been confirmed at Kilmarnock Grand Hall (22nd May), Lovebox Festival (17 July) and the Wickerman Festival (23rd July).

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