Releasing 26 July 2019, Beatniks on Toast is a 4 - track companion EP to Manzo's 3rd album 'Attachment'. These are not album left-overs. They just deserved their own space. Each track has a raw and live feel, raucous and fun. The energy and enjoyment of performing is apparent from the very beginning, and not to be taken too seriously!
Track 1 'Streaming Blues' is a lighthearted plea for music listeners to take the time to listen to a whole album, not just 'swipe' through tracks.
Track 2 'Don't Let Me Down'* is a cover of the Lennon/McCartney classic. Faithful to the original but with it's own warmhearted identity.
Track 3 is a simple, fun blues number, not to be taken seriously!
Track 4 is a quirky parody of coffee snobbery - and dreadful generic cafe music!
The listener is guaranteed to finish this EP with a big smile!
Manzo - Beatniks on Toast (CD) in card sleeve
Laurence Cooper - vocals, electric guitar
Andrea Coulston - vocals
Alan Hodgetts - drums, acoustic guitar, synthesiser, score writing, programming, backing vocals
Spoken word on track 4 - Jacek Cywinski, Ann Dawson, Ellen Hodgetts, Iuliana Pitur.