David Newton & Thee Mighty Angels

David Newton & Thee Mighty Angels

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David Newton & Thee Mighty Angels continues on from the earlier elements of The Mighty Lemon Drops sound, with a modern contemporary take on the melodic uplifting side of the 80's post-punk sound.

Biography

Wolverhampton UK born David Newton was once the guitarist, songwriter and driving force behind C86 popsters & NME front-cover stars turned US alternative/college radio chart-toppers The Mighty Lemon Drops. After the break-up of the Drops in the early 90's (and following a brief stint with The Blue Aeroplanes) Dave relocated to Los Angeles in 1995 where he turned his garage in Burbank into a recording studio, and since then has produced and engineered more albums than he can recall including recent records by The Little Ones, The Soft Pack, The Henry Clay People, The Blood Arm, The Happy Hollows, Torches, Everybody Was In The French Resistance...Now, Sweater Girls, The Movies, The Lonely Wild and many more.

Thee Mighty Angels is Dave's first ever solo musical project, self-produced, performed and recorded in Burbank & Joshua Tree CA. The 5-song “Paint The Town” EP was released in November 2011, receiving enthusiastic reviews, radio exposure (KCRW / KROQ) and TV licensing (The CW’s “LA Complex“ / AG Jeans commercial). Following on from a handful of low-key live shows in Los Angeles last year (with members of The Little Ones and Kissing Tigers as backing band), a full length album will be released in early 2013 with more live dates to follow. David Newton & Thee Mighty Angels continues on from the earlier elements of The Mighty Lemon Drops sound, with a modern contemporary take on the melodic uplifting side of the 80's post-punk sound.

Discography

"Paint The Town EP" - available now on iTunes

"Paint The Town" radio play on KCRW, KCSN 88.5 FM, 89.3 FM The Current, KCDZ 107.7 FM, KRUU 100.1FM, Slicing Up Eyeballs, Bagel Radio, Strangeways Radio, used in AG Jeans Instagram campaign http://vimeo.com/47907691

"Everything Is Just So" - radio play on KCRW, aired on The CW "L.A. Complex" http://www.cwtv.com/music/the-la-complex/season-2/episode-208

"My First Band" - radio play on KROQ http://kroq.cbslocal.com/2011/11/14/rodney-on-the-roq-playlist-111311-real-estate-surfer-blood-florence-the-machine-and-more/

"Bittersweet" radio play on KCRW (best of 2011) http://www.myspace.com/indiedeadair/blog/545002153
video by Sarah Negahdari (Happy Hollows/Silversun Pickups): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VuYDFj0-zoM&feature=BFa&list=UU0hbL8AbYfUCioqik5rPbkw

upcoming single "In Love & War" radio play on KCRW, Strangeways Radio, Halcyon Waves, http://www.myspace.com/indiedeadair/blog/546077111
stream here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ptUs-9_-AY&list=UU0hbL8AbYfUCioqik5rPbkw&index=2&feature=plcp