Grand Final Winners and Indie Rock Winners

Strange Currencies became the Ourstage December 2017

Rock Grand Final Winners and Indie Rock Winners for ‘Carnival Of Fools.’

 

Track is from eclectic debut album. ‘Making Monsters.’

 

 

http://ourstage.com/winners December 2017

2018: After a winter break. The bands are working on new material for a new album and will record an EP.  Along with Festival and gig dates. 2018 is musically fruitful!

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Making Monsters

Making Monsters, released 3rd November 2017 is the debut album by band Strange Currencies.

This is a journey. An evolution of sorts. An expanding exploration of the human psyche. We are the monsters. We become the monsters. We hide the monsters. From acoustic ballads to indie disco to rock anthems. This album emits variance and vibrancy.  It began in 2016 acoustically with the birth of Razor Face, featuring a mandolin. After the break up of their previous Rock band, PP Johnson and Claudine West wrote a bunch of acoustic songs while working on new tracks in Claudine’s home studio.  They did a 25 date ‘Spitting Distance’ Tour as a duo with Claudine switching between on acoustic guitar, mandolin and banjo. Met Harmonica Player Robert ‘Too Tall’ Batchelor at the Dog House live mic night. Later recruited members, Andrew Death (guitar/banjo) and bassist (Trev ‘Bassey’ Easton until Sept 2017) to evolve the music and live sound. Claudine switched to performing on the drums and mandolin at the same time.

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This album was recorded, mixed, produced by Paul Phillip Johnson and Claudine West at Claudsville Studios, Nottingham. 

 Tracks:  In Your World, Maddening Skies, Carnival Of Fools, I’m Free recorded at Paper Stone Studio (Thanks Tom) and Claudsville Studios, Nottingham. 

Razor Face (Live Version) recorded at Fiskerton Studios, Nottingham.  Thanks to Jim, Sheba and Ash (Rogue Levels)

 Track 1

Prologue

Claudine West – Keyboards

Track 2

In Your World

PP Johnson – Vocals
Claudine West – Drums/Keyboards/Guitar
Andrew Death – Electric Guitar
Trev ‘Bassey’ Easton – Bass

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Track 3

Gypsy Disco

PP Johnson – Vocals
Claudine West – Electric Guitar/Keyboards/Arrangements

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Track 4

I Don’t Dance

PP Johnson – Vocals
Claudine West – Acoustic Guitar/Keyboards/Arrangement
Robert ‘Too Tall’ Batchelor – Harmonica

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Track 5

Space In Time

PP Johnson – Vocals
Claudine West – Acoustic Guitar/Keyboards

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Track 6

Maddening Skies

PP Johnson – Vocals
Claudine West – Drums/Keyboards/Backing Vocals/
Andrew Death – Guitar
Trev ‘Bassey’ Easton – Bass

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Track 7

This Girl

PP Johnson – Vocals
Claudine West – Electric Piano/Strings/Backing Vocals

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Track 8

American Saviour

PP Johnson – Vocals
Claudine West – Keyboards/Banjo/Arrangement

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Watch the video! American Saviour

Track 9

Stay Down Kid

PP Johnson – Vocals
Claudine West – Guitar/Lyrics

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Track 10

Carnival Of Fools

PP Johnson – Vocals
Claudine West – Drums/Keyboards
Andrew Death – Guitar
Trev ‘Bassey’ Easton – Bass

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Track 11

Making Monsters

PP Johnson – Vocals/Lyrics
Claudine West – Acoustic Guitars/Bass/Keyboards/Arrangements

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Track 12

Razor Face

PP Johnson – Vocals/Lyrics
Claudine West Mandolin/Banjo/Keyboards/Arrangements

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Track 13

Prelude To Freedom

Claudine West – Keyboards

Track 14

I’m Free (album version)

PP Johnson – Vocals/Writer
Claudine West – Drums/Keyboards
Andrew Death – Guitar
Trev ‘Bassey’ Easton – Bass

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Strange Currencies 2017

Strange Currencies EP : Strange Currencies

 Unwrap Strange Currencies…The sonorous superb vocals of PP Johnson. With an eclectic acoustic foundation, this is rock music for the soul. The multi instrumentation of Claudine West emits rhythmical eloquence with alternative undertones. Lyrical diversity walks between parallel lines of the hauntingly uplifting. With gems such as ‘The Last Refuge.’ This creative duo radiate powerful live performances, which are stripped down to the bone, invoking a zephyr that turns a hurricane.

Released 10.09.16

The Debut 2016 Strange Currencies #Rockustic EP

Featuring harmonica player, Robert ‘Too Tall’ Batchelor. (Who they discovered at a live mic night.)

From Strange Currencies

iTunes : http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1149989380?ls=1&app=itunes 

Stream on Apple Music : http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1149989380

Amazon Music : http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LEZTA1O

Spotify : https://open.spotify.com/album/0ngBO3Bqru3iFMAdUD8Cxa

strangecu press release 2016

 

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PRESS RELEASE – STRANGE CURRENCIES DEBUT EP

STRANGE CURRENCIES

 ‘STRANGE CURRENCIES’ DEBUT EP

Released digitally 10th September 2016

iTunes : http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1149989380?ls=1&app=itunes 

Stream on Apple Music : http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1149989380

Amazon Music : http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01LEZTA1O

Spotify : https://open.spotify.com/album/0ngBO3Bqru3iFMAdUD8Cxa

strangecu press release 2016

Described as ‘SUBLIME’ by Filthy’s, Nottingham.

Formed in April 2016, Nottingham duo Strange Currencies began writing and recording their eponymous debut EP and their 2017 debut album ‘Making Monsters.’

Featuring the powerful raw vocals of PP Johnson (No Empire, Subway Circus) and multi-instrumentalist Claudine West (The Idolins, Subway Circus)

They began performing at local open mic nights to promote their music and have thus far worked with local promoters such as ‘Bad Time For Bonzo’ and ‘I’m Not From London.’

They describe their eureka moment as an eclectic style they call ROCKUSTIC: fusing such styles as Rock, Country and Folk (to name but a few). Influenced by The Who, The Doors, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Pink Floyd, Pearl Jam, Bobby Womack, Foo Fighters, Tori Amos, Black Sabbath, Jose Gonzalez and Suzanne Vega and R.E.M. (with the band name taken from the R.E.M. song).

 

Strange Currencies EP Track Listing

  1. I Don’t Dance

A catchy acoustic funky track about today’s drinking culture. Intoxication being the only way to willingly get on the dance floor (for people of a certain age). Featuring guest harmonica by Robert ‘Too Tall’ Batchelor, whom the pair met on a live mic night at The Doghouse in Carlton, Nottingham.

  1. The Last Refuge

They say prayer is the last refuge of the scoundrel. This haunting acoustic track tells of a drug addict who, while overdosing, turns to god in their final moments.

 

  1. Razor Face

The mandolin accompanies this tale of the end of a long and failing relationship.

“ ‘Cause you and I are lost to the circus

You’re chasing pictures of bumper cars

And I know it’s your space not mine

I’m just making up the numbers

And if you think I’m out of line

Then I’m happy to let you”

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Gig listing – The Spitting Distance Tour 2016

https://strangecu.wordpress.com/gigs/

Manager  Angela Barker 07887490203

Email  strangecurrencies@yahoo.com

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#EP Strange Currencies Sampler 17/08/16

Due for digital stores release 10th September 2011. Listen to Strange Currencies Debut #EP #Promo https://www.reverbnation.com/strangecurrencies/song/26485040-strange-currencies-ep-sampler


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