Sugarlips could be the best Oz Pop / Rock album you’ve never heard. 20 years ago Zoran Romic, Leanne Kingwell and Darren Danielson, alumni of bands Chocolate Starfish and Happy Gas Stare, formed a band, wrote some songs, signed a major record deal and recorded the self titled album, Sugarlips. It was produced by the late great Mike Shipley who was fresh from recording tracks for Green Day and The Corrs. In April 2000 Music Network described Sugarlips as: “Sexy and addictive. Perfect pop brimming with delicious, fuzzy guitar jangles, quirky keyboard stabs, delivered with bubbly finesse. In a league of its own and headed straight for the top of the international pop tree.” So, what went wrong? “Murdoch bought Festival/Mushroom literally on the eve of our album drop and the beancounters immediately slashed the Mushroom Artists roster and vetoed any new releases” Leanne Kingwell recalls. “Sugarlips just sort of fell between the Art versus Commerce cracks.” “We always thought the Album deserved better,” Darren Danielson adds. “Leanne and I started thinking about releasing it ourselves after Zoran passed away in 2012. Sort of a tribute and all that. Finally we just decided to do it.” “Yup. For Zoran Romic and Mike Shipley,” Leanne sums up. “We’ll never forget you guys.” Find it on Spotify, iTunes, Apple Music and all major digital platforms. Feature track – In Your Bed Song length – 2:59 Release date – 22/5/2020 Contact:
Melbourne, Australia singer songwriter Leanne Kingwell, got together with International award winning radio programmer and presenter Jonathan L from Berlin, Germany, and came up with a kick-ass reboot of Sonny & Cher’s 1965 mega hit classic “I Got You Babe”. After a spoken word intro written by Mr. L, the track ignites with Leanne slamming the vocal and trading lines with Jonathan throughout. Re-invented, co-produced and arranged by Leanne and her long-time songwriting partner, John K, the final recording was produced and mixed at Cactus Studio, Hollywood, by David J Holman, who has recorded multi-platinum acts including No Doubt, Bush and Olivia Newton John. The track premieres 28 January – 2 February 2020 on “Lopsided World of L”, made in Berlin, Germany, and broadcast to the world via radio from: *Phoenix, AZ, USA* *Tucson, AZ, USA* *Lantau Island, HONG KONG* *Merseyside, LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND* *Wellington, NEW ZEALAND* *Sydney, AUSTRALIA* *New Mexico, USA* *Nashville, TN, USA* *London, ENGLAND* http://www.jlradio.com Song length – 3:28 Release date – 1/27/2020
Get behind the scenes action with Lucy Claire and CJ Welsh as they speak with “We Are Moving Stories” about the original concept and making of “Ruby Tuesday”. Interview here: We Are Moving Stories – Ruby Tuesday – Interview with Lucy & CJ Leanne Kingwell and John K wrote were honored to be invited to compose and record the song “Innocence Dies” especially for the opening scene and also were delighted to provide 2 more original tracks for this epic horror short.
VCA Graduate Film, “Ruby Tuesday”, screens at the St Kilda Film Festival on Saturday May 20th at 9:30pm in the After Dark session of Australia’s Top 100 Short Films at St Kilda Town Hall. Leanne Kingwell and John K wrote and recorded “Innocence Dies” upon request from Director Lucy Claire, to be featured in a performance by goth-punk band “Ruby Tuesday” in the opening scene of this dark, disturbing rock n roll short in which two upcoming punk musicians try to sign a record deal with a sociopath. Written and directed by Lucy Claire, “Ruby Tuesday” also includes additional Leanne Kingwell tracks, “Diamond” and “Pain To Kill”. Tickets available from http://m.ticketmaster.com.au/event/130052937D112028 “Ruby Tuesday” recently made it’s international debut as an international selection for the Fantastic Cinema & Craft Beer Festival in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA.
VCA Graduate Film, “Ruby Tuesday”, premieres at the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) on Friday December 9th at 6:30pm – 8pm. Leanne Kingwell and John K wrote and recorded “Innocence Dies” to be featured in a performance by goth-punk band “Ruby Tuesday” in the opening scene of this dark, disturbing rock n roll short in which two upcoming punk musicians try to sign a record deal with a sociopath. Written and directed by Lucy Claire, “Ruby Tuesday” also includes a couple of cameos by Leanne Kingwell tracks, “Diamond” and “Pain To Kill”. Tickets available from vic.unimelb.edu.au ACMI is at Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne, Australia.
Wrote and recorded a new track with John K for VCA Graduate Film, “Ruby Tuesday”, a short film written and directed by Lucy Claire. It’s a backstage drama in a frankenstein world. A horror hung on the manipulation of a young woman with blind ambition in the dark underbelly of the music industry. Lucy reached out to ask if we would write and record a song that Ruby and her friend Tuesday, could perform as their punk duo “Ruby Tuesday” to kick off the film. We were stoked to oblige.
Tune into the new edition of Lopsided World of L this weekend (July 24-26) to hear “RUNNING AT HEADLIGHTS” make it’s worldwide radio debut on courtesy of American DJ in Berlin, the legendary Jonathan L. “Running At Headlights” was written by Leanne Kingwell / John Keskeridis in Melbourne, Australia and recorded by world class producer David J Holman at his Cactus Studios in the Hollywood Hills. God Bless Jonathan L for chasing this currently unreleased track in search of new material and for subsequently scheduling a very special World Premiere on 11 stations, in 8 countries spanning 3 continents. “Lopsided World of L” is blasted weekly from Berlin, Germany, around the globe to: – Los Angeles, CA on Indie 103.1 – Phoenix, AZ on 93.9fm KWSS – Berlin, Germany on King FM – Athens, Greece on RockXS Radio – Merseyside, Liverpool, England on Mersey Radio – Firebrand Roxx, Manchester, England on Firebrand Roxx – Sydney, Australia on 107.5 andHow.FM – New Zealand on ANDHOW RADIO – Tucson, AZ on Rock 102 KFMA – Gothenburg, Sweden on Radio Andra and; – Brasov, Romania on Romanian Rock Radio. Stations, days & times here: http://www.jlradio.com (With plenty of repeat plays of each episode.) Photo by Emma Phillips. WEBSITE: https://leannekingwell.com/ iTUNES: http://itunes.apple.com/album/id898805049 AMAZON: http://tinyurl.com/nlhb3yu