"Moon Setting"

With "Moon Setting", The Real Tuesday Weld present us with a mini-album containing new tracks and remixes which further explore last year's acclaimed "Songs For The Last Werewolf", the soundtrack album to Glen Duncan's hit novel "The Last Werewolf".

"Moon Setting" a digital-only release, is available now on all digital platforms.

The mastermind behind The Real Tuesday Weld is Stephen Coates. He was recently
described as "a disciple of Scott Walker & Jarvis Cocker" by French magazine Les
Inrockuptibles, and is dubbed by many as the Godfather of the Electro Swing movement (but we're not sure he approves of that titleā€¦). Here's what Stephen has to say about the tracks in "Moon Setting":

The Puppini Sisters are old friends and I like sneakily getting them to do things darker than they normally might.
In this vengeful little soundtrack, we are not sure whether they are encouraging a beloved to dance - or threatening to kill them.
I always loved Last Tango in Paris of course but it's nice to re-imagine the girls here as three vicious she-werewolves on the rampage in our London neighbourhood

Is this song sickly sweet or is cannibalism on the menu?
I'm sure we have all wanted to consume someone (or be consumed by them) at one time or another haven't we? Haven't we?
A werewolf has to do it once month. In Glen Duncan's Last Werewolf books, the
protagonists, pricked by the human part of their consciousness, try for a while to only eat bad people.
But damn it! It's like being on the Dukan diet, they just can't keep it up - the good stuff tastes just too bloody good..

I do realise here is a theme going on here - good bad good bad. I wish I only liked people who were good for me and never felt violent towards those I love - but I don't. So there.

ME AND MR WOLF remixed by Dr Cat
The whole Electro-Swing thing crept up on us rather stealthily. We've been doing this sort of music (mixing up old and new or Antique Beat as we call it), for years.
People have usually been very good about crediting that - and sometimes express concern that we haven't made more money from it or aren't publicly hailed as trend-setting geniuses now that everybody else is doing it too. That is very kind but there is really no need to worry. I was always more influenced by the songs than by the swing and it's is great to hear so many fabulous things being made in the style. Whenever I hear this one - Dr Cat's wonderful mixup of our little Red Riding Hood tale - I am just pleased to still be alive and twitching. Keep 'em coming.

Originally this was written for the blockbuster Rockstar Games title 'LA Noire'. They rang me on Christmas Eve as I was wrapping presents and singing carols to ask if I could write some songs about a heroin addicted jazz singer who may be a pyromaniac murderer in post-war Los Angeles. "No problem" I said and put down the scissors and paper.
Here one of those songs is re-imagined and re-interpreted the way we play it live (and sung by the wonderful Josephine Lloyd) because, in a strange act of musical syncronicity, it came somehow to be a song about Tallula the female lead in the second of Glen's werewolf trilogy.

Couldn't think of anything to say about the cool, vicious Italian vampires in Glen's books so I didn't bother.
But musically I imagined them ripping it up (and out) in the darkest of discos and doing people harm with horns and harmonicas or garrotting them with gypsy guitar strings.

This is my favourite of all the songs we've done with Joe Coles. Here is Jake Marlowe: The Last Werewolf - at the end of several tethers, a grandiose, self pitying, desperate serial- killing romantic but re-imagined as the last drunk at the end of the bar: all maudlin with booze and reluctant to step out of himself back into the autumnal London beyond the door


THE REAL TUESDAY WELD - Songs For The Last Werewolf
Songs For The Last Werewolf
Moon Setting