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Vagabond update: releases, press, live shows, videos
Posted at 10:45 AM, 17 June 2009 -

-- The "Sweat (Until The Morning)" digital EP is now available on iTunes. You can buy it for £1.99. This is the tracklisting:

1. Sweat (Until The Morning)
2. Sweat (Until The Morning) (Filthy Dukes remix)
3. Sweat (Until The Morning) (Quiet Village remix)
4. Sweat (Until The Morning) (Toddla T remix)
5. Sweat (Until The Morning) (video)

Vagabond's next single "Don't Wanna Run No More" has been remixed by Bimbo Jones and is already receiving radio airplay on Jo Whiley's show. The single will be released on 3rd August.

-- Vagabond have a guest blog post on sharemyplaylists.com. They talk about Motown and say that while they were finishing their record they were re-visiting the Motown hits of the '60s. They point out that one of the main attractions to Motown is «the combination of great pop music with a highly recognizable sound»:
«You can easily recognise a motown track when it comes on, often because it begins with one of the classic Motown drum fills i.e ‘Aint Too Proud to Beg’ This is something we wanted to employ in our music. We wanted people to hear a track on the radio and instantly know it’s a Vagabond track! not only that but we wanted to have great pop songs for people to sing along to, hopefully for as long as people have been singing along to this Motown classics.»

-- Vagabond are supporting The Script live tonight. They also have a few dates with McFly and James Morrison, their own headline shows and they're playing the summer festivals. Check their MySpace for details.

-- Vagabond live videos: "Smile of Mona Lisa" and an acoustic version of "I've Been Wanting You" - two songs from their debut album You Don't Know The Half Of It (out on 17th August).

-- Read a few recent Vagabond reviews from the press:

  • «Vagabond have their own distinctive sound which is funk filtered through soul with a shot of morning after Jack Daniel’s gruff thrown into the blend. Their performance encompasses funk, soul, pop, blues, and some guitar riffs that wouldn’t be out of place on a White Stripes record. These guys certainly are eclectic.» 247 Magazine
  • «The single, and generally most of the songs on the set list, seemed to have quite a powerful rhythmic American 70s pop rock tempo which frequently reminded me of Suzi Quatro’s ‘Can the Can’ and at times (this isn’t a critism) of Gary Glitter’s ‘Hello, Hello’. However, when this is washed with Alex’s large smooth vocal, Vagabond are transformed into a more digestible band for those that like traditional Rn’B and soul.» For The Record
  • «If there is a band this year that should be given the title of most instantly addictive then it should be Vagabond without a doubt. (...) The energy and charisma [Alex Vargas] expels live on stage is admirable. He owns the crowd, with vocals that are spot on, a raw talent that would breathe a breath of fresh air into our sometimes monotone charts. (...)
    The climax of the set arrives in the form of crowd pleaser ‘I’ve Been Wanting You’, with its “Wooooooooahh” choruses that ooze energy and feel good vibes. We just cannot get enough of this track and by the crowd reaction tonight neither can they. The crowd is well and truly under the spell of Vargas and he is thriving from the attention, giving one of his best performances to date. The song progresses, continuing to build and there is not one person in the room tonight who isn’t dancing.» Muso's Guide

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