Local band Lulubelle III have just released their debut album, ‘A Saucepan Full of Sequins’, on iTunes.
The album is a series of tales of love sought, found and lost and also a day trip to the zoo. Ethereal guitars and swirling keyboards add a 60s twist to the indie rock sound.
Derry man Ronnie Carnwath is the driving force behind this indie band. His previous band Honey Ryder had a cult following on the Derry punk/garage rock scene during the 90s. The album ‘A Saucepan Full of Sequins’ has quite an eclectic mix of sounds and influences.
Ronnie explained: “I grew up with the radio always on in the background and heard ABBA, ELO and Wings and when I was 12 discovered John Peel’s show. As well as hearing all the new music I also got to hear 60s music, especially garage and psychedelic bands - a world of musical possibilities opened up.”
People are often curious about the creative process that leads to a song. Ronnie said “Sometime I have a riff and put words to it, other times I have the lyrics and just jam until I find a tune that fits. My song writing is influenced by daily observations of life, Dadaism, pop and surrealist art, my love of French cinema and old comedies like the Marx Brothers. I also find it useful to keep notebooks full of ideas.”
Lulubelle III’s album is available for download from iTunes and due to demand a CD release is planned for November. You can follow the band on Facebook.