The Catapult Club, Iron Man Records and The Music Network bring you:
Stanley Brinks at The Jug of Ale, Moseley, Birmingham on march 14th 2008.
(aka Andre herman Dune) Tickets will be £7 on the door or £5 in advance. Doors 8pm.
Stanley Brinks is the new identity of André Herman Düne, original member of the “Herman Düne” trio. He also recorded and played shows in Europe, the UK and the US under various other names: Ben Dope, Ben Haschish, Klaus Bong, John Trawling, John Andreas, Lord Stanislas… Now based in Berlin, he’s mostly recording and playing as a solo act.
Review: “Having toured and recorded all over under different guises ranging from Ben Dope to Klaus Bong to John Andreas, this former member of the French anti-Folk Herman Dune trio has done it again: step forward the now Berlin-based Stanley Brinks. New single ‘Fox Trot’ is dark and broody, lurching forward like the pissed fall guy in a 1950s crime caper; Brinks’ lyrics are exquisite, slowly painting his story with effortless flamboyance (“My father was a doctor but he played the guitar/On the day that you are born you know who you are”). He states his intentions: “The only thing I learnt was what no-one said to me/You better live now and stop getting ready.” The results could prove intriguing.”
Stanley Brinks tours in March 2008 with two opening acts, who he also makes music with.
The bill will beStanley Brinks (fka André Herman Düne)
The Purple Organ (demented one man band from New York, used to play in DUFUS)
Freschard (she’s french but sings in English)
Jug of Ale, 43 Alcester Road, Moseley, Birmingham, West Midlands, B13 8AA
SHOWS IN MARCH 2008 UK
Birmingham, March 14, the Jug of Ale, Alcester Road, Moseley
Manchester, March 15, 47 Barlow Moor Road, Didsbury Village
Nottingham, March 17 , the Bodega Social Club (ex Social), 23 Pelham Street, 8 p.m.
Brighton, March 18, the greenhouse effect, 63 Church Rd
London Brixton, March 19 , the Windmill, 22 Blenheim Gardens, Brixton
Lille, March 13, La Malterie, 42 rue Kuhlmann, Wazemme, 20:30
Rouen, March 20, Emporium Galorium, 151, rue Beauvoisine, 21:00
Saint-Ouen, March 21 , Mains d’Oeuvres, 1 rue Charles Garnier, 93400, 20:00
Annecy, March 22, with Coming Soon
Lyon, March 23, La Marquise, 20 Quai Victor Augagneur 69003, 21:00
Darmstadt, March 11, Oettinger Villa, Kranichsteinerstr. 81, 64289
Maastricht, March 12, Take Five, Bredestraat 14, 6211, 10pm
Review: ….There is something about this single that is both disquieting and utterly compelling – Once he starts to emote you cannot switch off.
Autobiography is a dangerous form to base a musical career around but if this is anything of an indicator it is going to get a huge uplift.
This is one of the most off the wall recordings I have heard in years, with strummed acoustic guitar, strangulated trumpet, and a vocal style that couldn’t be more bohemian or Parisian if he tried.
He simply tells his story, without subjectivity or any moral sense and it is a good story – a boy is born, grows up and becomes ‘himself’. He fought with his sister, wandered the streets of New York, loves movies and the ocean and tells us all about it.
This guy is the missing Jazz Poet who died out after the beats grew up and became folkies and he is destined for something great.
About Herman Dune: Herman Düne is a French Anti-folk band, formed in 1999. Originally a trio, the band now consists of David-Ivar Herman Düne (guitars and vocals) and Neman Herman Düne (drums and sometimes backing vocals). Néman, who is from Switzerland, replaced former drummer Omé in early 2001. On December 13th, 2006, André Herman Düne played his last show with the band, and subsequently changed his name to Stanley Brinks. The band are often joined by other musicians on live performances.
Although the band has only five official albums, they have worked on many side projects, some of which include Kungen, Ben Haschish, Ben Dope, John Trawlings, Fountain Boats, Satan’s Fingers, and Fast Ganz. They have also played as the backing band for recordings by Julie Doiron (ex-Eric’s Trip) and Kimya Dawson (ex-Moldy Peaches). Both André and David-Ivar have also released numerous solo CDs (mostly self-released CDRs). André and David-Ivar each contributed a song to the 2006 album by Françoiz Breut, Une Saison Volée.
This song “I Wish That I Could See You Soon” was #89 on Rolling Stone‘s list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007.
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|Article written by Ged M|
Jan 14, 2008.
You could ask Lily Savage and Dido why they changed their names but their answers are probably very different to Stanley Brinks (a.k.a. The Artist Formerly Known As André Herman Düne). In the autobiographical ‘Stanley Brinks’ he explains that he changed his name “in the fall of 2006” (the time he was leaving Herman Düne), the new name being heralded by a pause and then a toot on a trumpet. It’s a strange but enchanting song for many reasons: the description of it on the record as a “foxtrot”, the blasts of muted horns sounding like they’ve eloped from ‘Baby Bigger’ on the Giant album, the weird and wilful lyrics and the fascinating verse structure.
‘French Leave’ is softer, just voice and minimal percussion, but is in the same melodic and melancholic style that defines most of André’s – sorry, Stanley’s – songs. It’s also described as a dance on the sleeve, a bolero this time, but I don’t see Torville and Dean twirling to it anytime soon. For all his new name and solo status, it looks as if André/Stanley hasn’t lost any of the gift that made his songs for Herman Düne so memorable.
Review: Brinks’s solo work is just as quirky but still resonates from a classic new york songwriting background, with waltzy grooves, balkan influences, bar-room horns and swing elements all shining through. in the autobiographical ‘stanley brinks’ he explains that he changed his name ‘in the fall of 2006’ (the time he was leaving herman dne), the new name being heralded by a pause and then a toot on a trumpet. it’s a strange but enchanting song for many reasons: the description of it on the record as a ‘foxtrot’, the blasts of muted horns sounding like they’ve eloped from ‘baby bigger’ on the giant album, the weird and wilful lyrics and the fascinating verse structure. ‘french leave’ is softer, just voice and minimal percussion, but is in the same melodic and melancholic style that defines most of stanley’s songs. it’s also described as a dance on the sleeve, a bolero this time, but we don’t see torville and dean twirling to it anytime soon. limited 7″ only on ciao ketchup recordings.