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The Dreaming Spires

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The band has an enviable musical pedigree. Group members - and brothers - Robin and Joe Bennett formerly played with not one but two influential bands - Goldrush and Danny & the Champions of the World, and co-founded not one but two award-winning festivals, Truck & Wood. They to staged an event... (Truck America) in Upstate New York where they jammed with Mercury Rev, Tim Easton and The Jayhawks (all of whom are now fans of the Spires), provided backing for The Band’s Garth Hudson and toured America with Mark Gardener of Ride. 


It’s the latter experience – traipsing across the States in a beat-up Chevrolet van with no mirrors – that informs much of Brothers in Brooklyn. Whilst albums about tours can be a snooze-fest, The Dreaming Spires take their cue from Mott the Hoople in chronicling the lows and highs of being in a not-quite successful band in an alien land. The real story is in the people and relationships established along the way, and “the real show” is back at someone’s house in the desert hours after the gig finished.

It’s also about the true and inescapable drive that leads musicians to continue pursuing the dream long after any thoughts of guitar-shaped swimming pools have expired – “we do it ‘cos we must, ‘cos we need this the most” – the magic of forming lasting friendships and writing timeless songs.

On “Brothers in Brooklyn” The Dreaming Spires more or less ditch any attempt at sounding artificially ‘modern’ (which of course usually means sounding like a forgotten Flock of Seagulls B-side). This album unashamedly celebrates and name-checks the artists, songs and second-hand vinyl the band love, as does their ongoing club night Covered in Glory at The Betsey Trotwood, where they’ve so far gathered friends to play songs by Big Star, Gram Parsons, The Band and The Byrds.

After the success of last year’s debut single “Everything All The Time”, this album fills out the picture of what can be achieved by writing 11 great songs and recording them simply with great playing and harmonies, an exceptional offering from a band who celebrate transatlantic brotherhood in style.

LABEL/General Enquiries: Tristan Tipping at Clubhouse Records: info@clubhouserecords.co.uk

BROTHERS IN BROOKLYN IS OUT NOW ON CLUBHOUSE RECORDS

"Robin and Joe's new hugely melodic incarnation Dreaming Spires" - John Niven, Q

"The Bennett's current collaboration pays homage to American rock idols like Big Star, with Byrdsy harmonies and charming accents" - Time Out New York

"Big Star by way of Gram Parsons and Teenage Fanclub." - The Independent

''I love this record'' - Bob Harris OBE

 

 

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Brothers In Brooklyn

Brothers In Brooklyn - The Dreaming Spires

*BROTHERS IN BROOKLYN   (Including FREE signed, ltd edition 7” Vinyl Single of “Everything All The Time” B/W “In Our Lifetimes” )*
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Dreaming Spires Everything All the Time A2

"Everything All The Time" Ltd Edition 7" Vinyl Single b/w "In Our Lifetimes"

"Everything All The Time" Ltd Edition 7" Vinyl Single b/w "In Our Lifetimes" - produced by Sam Williams
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Brothers In Brooklyn – The Dreaming Spires (12” Vinyl LP)

Deluxe limited edition 180 gsm virgin vinyl, with beautiful full-size cover art by Ben Pritchard, lovingly laid-out by Trevor Moss. Limited to 200 copies.
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Searching For The Supertruth (CD)

The Brilliant follow up to the bands much lauded debut "Brothers In Brooklyn" sees The Dreaming Spires take their brand of cosmic americana to a new level....
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Searching For The Supertruth (Double Vinyl LP)

The Brilliant follow up to the bands much lauded debut "Brothers In Brooklyn" sees The Dreaming Spires take their brand of cosmic americana to a new level. This deluxe package sees "Searching For The Supertruth" split across three sides of glorious 180 gsm vinyl with an additional side featuring all three tracks from the "Darkest Before The Dawn" EP, previously unavailable in a physical format. Also included is a unique download code for the 10 original album tracks.
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