Wednesday, 28 March 2018

New video by John Dredge and The Plinths out today!

John Dredge & The Plinths release a new video for the track 'Learn To Ignore' today, taken from their debut, 'The Emergency EP'.
 
 
This is the follow-up to 'Going Down' and ‘Rose Tinted Glasses’ which were featured on radio stations and podcasts around the country, notably on Dandelion Radio and Iain Lee's Talk Radio show. Louder Than War called the EP ‘highly recommended for lovers of power pop and hummable ditties, ’ referring to Learn to Ignore as ‘the real nugget in the collection.’  The new video was created by John and co-songwriter Mark Hibbett, and is the latest in a series of short films by the duo. Previous films have been shown at LOCO and Kino London by accident.
 
 
'The Emergency EP' is available on iTunes, Amazon, and all download sites, as well as directly from the band via their Bandcamp site  http://johndredgetheplinths.bandcamp.com.
 
"Sounding great - I LOVE breezy pop!" - Danny Baker
"Too good for words!" - Aron Smith, ShmuFM

Sunday, 18 March 2018

Dredge's Dictionary

Today in Dredge's Dictionary we're up to C which stands for Cardboard Containers, Charles In Charge and of course CAR PARKS.

Car Parks

Car parks were invented in 1801 by Brian Carparks who lived in a shed near an allotment.
One day Brian noticed a car driving down a road.  The next day he noticed a local park.  Putting the two together was a stroke of genius.  The first car park was basic in form, permitting only one car to park at a time.  From these humble beginnings, however, car parks were to flourish.  Or were they? 
The 'Nash Car Park' was so-called because Brian had been forced to go into business with Rice Krispie heir Eric Nash, who later went on to die.  Spacious yet no good, it paved the way for less rubbish designs. 

Here we see the more modern car park, with it's special iron girders and fancy pillars and that.  Cars of all shapes and sizes are now able to access this type of car park, although triangular vehicles are still spurned.  This has led to protests by the head of Triangular Autos and Audio Ltd, Rick Gnitts, seen here within a van. 
Despite this sort of jiggery-pokery, car parks are very much in the vanguard of the modern day thing.  And it's not too fanciful to suggest that in 2018, car parks are here to stay. Or are they?  Goodbye.
 



Monday, 26 February 2018

NEW VIDEO FOR 'ROSE TINTED GLASSES' BY JOHN DREDGE AND THE PLINTHS RELEASED TODAY!

NEW VIDEO FOR 'ROSE TINTED GLASSES' BY JOHN DREDGE AND THE PLINTHS RELEASED TODAY!


John Dredge and The Plinths release a new video for 'Rose Tinted Glasses' today, the second track taken from their debut, 'The Emergency EP'.


'We are often compared to Duran Duran,' lied John, 'so like them we are planning to release a video for every song on our EP. We also intend to lurk around on a yacht.' 


This is the follow-up to lead track 'Going Down', which was featured on radio stations and podcasts around the country, notably on Dandelion Radio and Iain Lee's Talk Radio show. The video was created by John and co-songwriter Mark Hibbett, and is the latest in a series of short films by the award winning duo*. Previous films have been shown at LOCO and Kino London.

'May the plinth be with you,' said Dredge.  We are unable to offer further comment on this matter. 


'The Emergency EP' is available on iTunes, Amazon, and all download sites, as well as directly from the band via their Bandcamp site  http://johndredgetheplinths.bandcamp.com.

“Sounding great!” Danny Baker

“Too good for words!” Aron Smith, ShmuFM

 

Video for Rose Tinted Glasses  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OdC4xsgz7w


 




*John was awarded the 60m swimming badge in 1977 and Mark won Best Turnip That Looks Like A Person at the 1997 Theydon Bois Village Fete

Sunday, 18 February 2018

Coming soon - new video from John Dredge and The Plinths

 Coming soon - new video from John Dredge and The Plinths

We've done quite well with 'Going Down,' our debut song, managing to get on Iain Lee's show and the John Peel inspired Dandelion Radio, plus we had Track of the Week on Wandsworth Radio and airplay on many other fab places.  High profile fans such as Danny Baker have also helped us out, and our next video will be released on Monday 26th February.  It's a short film so stand by your computer screens for that one.  Our EP is available from Bandcamp and all the usual internet-type-places...


John x

Debut video 'Going Down'  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUeBxGszppg


http://johndredgetheplinths.bandcamp.com



Sunday, 4 February 2018

‘THE EMERGENCY EP’ BY JOHN DREDGE AND THE PLINTHS OUT NOW!

‘THE EMERGENCY EP’ BY JOHN DREDGE AND THE PLINTHS OUT NOW!
 
When Look-In Magazine expert and singer John Dredge met Doctor Doom expert and guitarist MJ Hibbett, a songwriting partnership was born.  With the addition of Star Wars enthusiast Andy Harland on drums and mystery man Bob Burgons on bass, John Dredge and The Plinths emerged, closely followed by 'The Emergency EP.' 

The four songs are out now, accompanied by a video for lead track 'Going Down' filmed by the band themselves in Lincoln's Inn Fields. Other tracks on the EP include 'Alison Alien', a homage to John Hughes' legendary movie 'The Breakfast Club', and 'Rose Tinted Glasses', which features a full marching kazoo band.
'The Plinths cannot be gainsayed,' says Dredge, although nobody is quite sure what he means.
'The Emergency EP' is available on iTunes, Amazon, and all download sites, as well as directly from the band via their Bandcamp site  http://johndredgetheplinths.bandcamp.com.

Monday, 29 January 2018

‘THE EMERGENCY EP’ BY JOHN DREDGE AND THE PLINTHS RELEASED TODAY!

‘THE EMERGENCY EP’ BY JOHN DREDGE AND THE PLINTHS RELEASED TODAY!

‘THE EMERGENCY EP’ BY JOHN DREDGE AND THE PLINTHS RELEASED TODAY!
When Look-In Magazine expert and singer John Dredge met Doctor Doom expert and guitarist MJ Hibbett, a songwriting partnership was born.  With the addition of Star Wars enthusiast Andy Harland on drums and mystery man Bob Burgons on bass, John Dredge and The Plinths emerged, closely followed by 'The Emergency EP.' 
The four songs are released today, accompanied by a video for lead track 'Going Down' filmed by the band themselves in Lincoln's Inn Fields. Other tracks on the EP include 'Alison Alien', a homage to John Hughes' legendary movie 'The Breakfast Club', and 'Rose Tinted Glasses', which features a full marching kazoo band.
'The Plinths cannot be gainsayed,' says Dredge, although nobody is quite sure what he means.
'The Emergency EP' is now available on iTunes, Amazon, and all download sites, as well as directly from the band via their Bandcamp site  http://johndredgetheplinths.bandcamp.com.

Sunday, 28 January 2018

‘THE EMERGENCY EP’ BY JOHN DREDGE AND THE PLINTHS RELEASED TOMORROW!

‘THE EMERGENCY EP’ BY JOHN DREDGE AND THE PLINTHS RELEASED TOMORROW!

When Look-In Magazine expert and singer John Dredge met Doctor Doom expert and guitarist MJ Hibbett, a songwriting partnership was born.  With the addition of Star Wars enthusiast Andy Harland on drums and mystery man Bob Burgons on bass, John Dredge and The Plinths emerged, closely followed by 'The Emergency EP.' 

The four songs are released on 29th January, accompanied by a video for lead track 'Going Down' filmed by the band themselves in Lincoln's Inn Fields. Other tracks on the EP include 'Alison Alien', a homage to John Hughes' legendary movie 'The Breakfast Club', and 'Rose Tinted Glasses', which features a full marching kazoo band.
'The Plinths cannot be gainsayed,' says Dredge, although nobody is quite sure what he means.

'The Emergency EP' will be available on iTunes, Amazon, and all download sites, as well as directly from the band via their Bandcamp site  http://johndredgetheplinths.bandcamp.com.