Festivals/special situations 2012
Les Shelleys is a duo of top Los Angeles artists, Tom Brosseau and Angela Correa. Enamored by field recordings and making unique new arrangements of songs they loved, the two recorded in Tom's Echo Park bungalow with a mini-disc recorder given to Tom by a friend. One AA battery Sony condenser mic caught the vocals.
And the effect is, that you're right there with Les Shelleys, perhaps saddled shoulder-to-shoulder, breathing the same air of the same room.
FatCat Records released the long awaited S/T debut in November 2010, and the duo's plaited vocals caught the ear of veteran BBC dj's across the UK, including Radio 2's Radcliffe & Maconie and BBC Merseyside's Billy Butler.
I mean, I over-use the word delightful, I make its ten letters work hard for me and I stopwatch it when it goes on loo breaks. But "Rum and Coca-Cola" really is delightful, there’s no escaping it.
-- Drowned in Sound
Les Shelleys: "an act that is something special and insanely brilliant to listen to, live, out of this world."
-- The New Current, London UK