Stephen Hudson and the Fiat Pandas are a Lancaster band who play a mix of fragile and fierce countrified indie-pop inspired by bands like Sparklehorse, the Violent Femmes and the wonderous early years of Rod Stewart.
In 2013 Stephen released his debut solo LP ‘Sleep for Railway Dreamers’ which was championed by the likes of Steve Lamacq and Tom Ravenscroft, and received airplay on BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music, and Radio Caroline.
Written in a fog of migraines whilst working an admin job in a prison, the record picked up rave reviews from music blogs and magazines alike, drawing comparisions to Ray Davies, Bob Seger, and Mazzy Star for it’s dreamy melancholy music and bleaky funny lyrical observations.
Since then, Stephen and the ‘Pandas have played all over the UK sharing bills with bands such as the Guillemots, Francois & the Atlas Mountains, Stealing Sheep, The Moulettes, Jesca Hoop, and The Wave Pictures.
2014 marks their first record together as a band, the double A-side ‘love’ single: ‘Yer Grandma’s Pearls / Mrs Steklenberg’, and will be released on Valentine’s day this year by EDILS RECORDS on CD. It comes packaged in hand-sewn negligee and will be followed by an album later in the year.
Everything Electric/ Golden Promise Tracklisting:
1. Everything Electric
2. Golden Promise
Listen to these two tracks taken from Stephen Hudson’s debut LP ‘Sleep For Railway Dreamers’- embrace the enticing sounds created and get a taste for this delectable talent.
Join EDILS on Valentines day to get your hands on the new release, until then you can add Stephen Hudson to your collection with the free download via the bandcamp stream above. Take advantage and familiarize yourselves with incredible music.
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