the Bordellos

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the Bordellos Short Info

The core of the songs were written by Brian Shea with contributions musically from Parr, Oates and Storey. In 2005, Oates and Parr left around the time their first releases were made, with "Prince of Discontent" featured on an Upcoming Bands compilation album, and their debut single, "Scream", released in a download only format. Mike Simm left the band in December of the same year to pursue interests in ska music.

In April 2006, "Arthur Lee" (a tribute to the Love frontman of the same name) was released, as a spilt single with a Perfect Blue track. This was released around the same time as their debut album, Songs For Swinging Stalkers, at first a download only LP but later released in March on CD from Brutarian Records.

In April 2007, their second album Meet The Bordellos was released, formed from material recorded with the original core line-up, and also as a three piece on four tracks. Around this time Brian Shea's son, Dan, joined the band on keyboards and additional percussion. The Glorybound EP was released on Northern Star in November 2007
The band's three singers are all related, with Antony the brother of Brian, and also Dan's uncle. They are certainly an unusual band, thirty years in age separating the oldest member from the youngest. Their third album, 'Debt Sounds', was mooted to be released through their own record label, Debt Sounds, but the budget was lacking to do this. This album's availability is currently limited to the St Helens independent record shop Kaleidoscope, direct request via Myspace, and a few tracks uploaded by Brian Shea onto Last FM. In early 2009, Gary Storey left to pursue a new musical direction with his brother Terrence and now leads his own bands - The Red Peles. He has since been replaced.

In 2011 the band released a version of Bo Diddley's I'm A Man, on an EP entitled The Annual on Fruits Der Mer records, split across two 7 inch singles. A free Bandcamp release "It's Lo Fi! Folk Off!" also appeared at the end of the year.

in 2012 the bordellos released again as a free to download lp through bandcamp the strange pop sounding The Monkee complex all the songs where written and recorded over the easter weekend and recorded in Brian'S living room. in august of 2012 the bordellos released the 5 track ep bring me the head of justin bieber through the tiny isle of man based indie small bear records www.smallbearrecords.com and shot a video for the title track .. 2013 was a busy year for the bordellos releasing not only there ronco revival sound lp on daddy tank records , but also having the track spirals released on a fruits de mer comp strange fish four and a track on the small bear christmas download lp tinsle machine.. it was also the year that the bordellos started to gain airplay on bbc six music and a number of fine reviews for there ronco lp and it featuring in many best of year polls and there song temperature drop making dandelion radios festive fifty at number 30..

The core of the songs were written by Brian Shea with contributions musically from Parr, Oates and Storey. In 2005, Oates and Parr left around the time their first releases were made, with "Prince of Discontent" featured on an Upcoming Bands compilation album, and their debut single, "Scream", released in a download only format. Mike Simm left the band in December of the same year to pursue interests in ska music.

In April 2006, "Arthur Lee" (a tribute to the Love frontman of the same name) was released, as a spilt single with a Perfect Blue track. This was released around the same time as their debut album, Songs For Swinging Stalkers, a...

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Past Gigs the Bordellos

  • 09 | 2014 oldham jefffest
  • 07 | 2014 liverpool the sound
  • 05 | 2014 oldham tactile all dayer
  • 02 | 2014 okdham tactile

Discography the Bordellos

  • 3015 underground tape vol 2 EP | bordellos band camp
  • 2015 Kassette Album | small bear
  • 2015 sunk i'm screwed Compilation Track | freaksville
  • 2015 prime minister remove your pork sword from the dead pigs mouth Single | bordellos band camp
  • 2015 underground tapes vol 3 EP | bordellos bandcamp
  • 2015 a hatefilled christmas Compilation Track | small bear
  • 2015 art whore EP | bordellos bandcamp
  • 2015 the true meaning of record store day EP | bordellos band camp
  • 2015 bordello underground tape vol 1 EP | bordellos band camp
  • 2014 extra smooth EP | small bear
  • 2014 will.i.am you are really nothing Album | small bear
  • 2014 soundtrack to getting your end away lo/fi ep EP | bordellos bandcamo
  • 2013 spirals Compilation Track | fruits de mer
  • 2013 ronco revival sound Album | daddy tank
  • 2012 monkee complex Album | bordellos bandcamp
  • 2012 bring me the head of justin bieber EP | small bear
  • 2011 its lo fi folk off Album | bordellos bandcamp
  • 2011 i;m a man EP | fruits de mer
  • 2009 girl with no name Compilation Track | cloud sounds
  • 2009 debtsounds Album | welsh cake
  • 2008 songs for swinging stalkers Album | brutarian
  • 2007 my ex girlfriend Compilation Track | daydream nation
  • 2007 meet the bordellos Album | brutarian
  • 2007 arthur lee Compilation Track | northern star
  • 2007 glorybound EP | northern star
  • 2006 arthur lee Single | chromium
  • 2006 gift of sunshine EP | burning emptiness
  • 2005 scream Single | chromium
  • 2005 prince of discontent Compilation Track | chromium

Media

  • Video The Bordellos - The Gospel ...

Origin

  • st helens GB

Founded

  • 2004

Members

  • brian shea vocals guitar
  • dan shea vocals .keyboards. drums. bass,
  • ant shea vocals , harmonica.percusion