Let's Wrestle Announce new album on Fortuna POP! for February 2014 - News - Soundblab

Let's Wrestle Announce new album on Fortuna POP! for February 2014

Fortuna POP! will be releasing the self-titled third album by London’s LET’S WRESTLE in February. The record sees the band enter a new phase of maturity and sophistication giving frontman Wesley Patrick Gonzalez a forum to showcase his songwriting talents and love of classic pop. More heartfelt and musically diverse than previous albums, Let’s Wrestle sees the band transformed and ready to move up to a different level completely.
 
The first single “Codeine and Marshmallows” sees Gonzalez listening to country music and comparing Stoke Newington to the Old West.
 
Straddling the sounds of the psych pop pioneers of the 60s and the Laurel Canyon cowboys of the 70s, Gonzalez still manages to give the songs on the new album a quintessentially English twist. For the first time, strings and horns are brought in giving the record a bigger, fuller sound, drawing on inspiration from the likes of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young, Judee Sill, Harry Nilsson, Fairport Convention and The Kinks.
 
The songs reveal an open account of Gonzalez’s life during the transition to adulthood, the band’s two previous albums, In the Court of the Wrestling Lets (2009) and Nursing Home (produced by Steve Albini in 2011), having been written when he was still in his teens.
 
Recorded at Lightship 95, a converted boat on the Thames, the album was made with ex-test Icicles/KASMs man Rory Atwell at the helm, his work for Veronica Falls, Male Bonding and the Vaccines making him the perfect man for the job.
 
When Let's Wrestle first burst onto the scene in 2008 with their snotty, scuzzed up punk it was hard to imagine them lasting five weeks, yet alone five years, and that they have done is testament to Gonzalez' songwriting talent and musical vision. A poignant reflection on growing up, Let's Wrestle is a deliciously diverse collection of terrific songs, brimming with invention that is just one more step along the way of Let's Wrestle becoming the men we've grown to love.

 

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