WENDY JAMES reveals the video for Kill Some Time Blues, the last song on her recently released 20-track album Queen High Straight, which was fan-picked along with Marlene at Fleur as the next AA single.
“I’m thrilled with the video,” Wendy says. “I wanted to close out the album with a ‘wall-of-sound’ 60’s girl group sounding song, a big number! The horn sections played by Terry Edwards and Alex Ward are marvelous! The guitar parts played by James Sedwards are magnificent and the drumming and percussion by James Sclavunos and bass playing by Harry Bohay, superlative! - and I must say I’m rather pleased with my singing too!
“To this end, I went on a video clip treasure hunt to find some great shots of The Supremes, The Ronettes, The Vandellas, The Shangri-Las, The Blossoms and I stumbled upon some fabulous old footage of 60’s girls letting loose and getting their freak on! Spliced and cross-faded into this wonderful footage is footage of me performing live at Hultsfred Festival in Sweden and a performance on a broadcast tv show called Live At The Dome.
“The video is masterfully timed out, edited and presented by David Leigh Dodd, who has been the photographer and videographer for the entire presentation of Queen High Straight.
“I think the video is an enormous success and it serves to amplify this great song!”
Wendy had hoped to be touring the album in September, but due to Covid-19 she has rescheduled her 22-date UK tour (again) to April 2021. “2021 will be a great touring year for THE WENDY JAMES BAND, with the UK tour in April, Festivals and a couple of big support slots to announce! Tickets and Ticket Links remain the same and valid, all VIP are still valid!” April tour dates are below.
English singer-songwriter Wendy, who was born in London, exploded onto the British music scene in 1988 as the fearless front woman of chart-topping alt-rockers Transvision Vamp. When the band disbanded Wendy went on to collaborate with Elvis Costello, James Williamson (Iggy & the Stooges), Lenny Kaye (The Patti Smith Group) and James Sclavunos (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds), who joins her on drums and percussions for QUEEN HIGH STRAIGHT. Also joining her on this album are James Sedwards (lead guitar), Harry Bohay (bass), Alex J. Ward & Terry Edwards (horn section) and Louis Vause (accordion).
Wendy’s genre defying album embraces Motown with ‘Here Comes The Beautiful One’ and recently released ‘Little Melvin’. She returns, once again, to her favourite guitar guttural filth and sex for first AA single ‘Perilous Beauty’ and an unlikely sounding love song in ‘Chicken Street’. She finds a 90’s pop groove in ‘Ratfucking’, melancholia in ‘Testimonial’, Django Reinhardt whimsy in ‘I’ll Be Here When The Morning Comes’. On ‘The Impression Of Normalcy’, Wendy says, “Thanks to James Sclavunos, who told me to “speed the fucking song up”, I have a proper speed punk song.” Finally, track 20 ‘Kill Some Time Blues’ is the ultimate 60’s girl group number.
Last year Wendy toured the UK with her permanent band THE WENDY JAMES BAND opening for The Psychedelic Furs, which was a huge success.
Wendy usually divides her time between New York City, Paris, South France and London.
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