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Alternative 08/05/2009

Archangel Covers 'Do It Again' By Steely Dan!

LONDON, UK (Top40 Charts/ Archangel Official Website) - Archangel single 'Do It Again' is set for release 11th May, 2009 on Medical Imprint. It was a surprise to hear Archangel's cover of the very popular Steely Dan song. It's the first time that I can recall hearing a UK indie band - or shall I say person - covering Steely Dan, and it's a great version of the track. Press information below.

What the press has to say about Archangel:

'Corking, angular art-punk' - NME

'Magnificently overwrought and dramatically fashioned songs that explore the lexicon of love with an epic sweep and neon glow that will remind you of all your favourite 70s and 80s groups while sounding utterly contemporary.' - The Guardian

Archangel releases the new single 'Do It Again' through Medical Imprint on May 11th. The song is taken from Archangel's debut album 'How To Lose Your Best Friend' which is due out later this year.

Archangel is the brainchild of Nick Webber, a young man with a strong will and a warped imagination, who spent a year and a half going quietly mad in the wilds of Wiltshire as he recorded his masterpiece aka the soundtrack of his life.

He wrote, performed, recorded and produced his debut album himself in a self-built studio in Wiltshire. The result is a collection of songs which draw influence from sources as wide ranging as Roxy Music, Kraftwerk, The Associates, Motown, Bowie, INXS and Arcade Fire.

'Do It Again', in fact, borrows from an unlikely source: Steely Dan. 'Why cover Steely Dan?' says Archangel. 'My friend gave me a copy of their Greatest Hits and I put it on down in Wiltshire and thought, 'I remember this!' I immediately wanted to have a crack at it. I thought, 'F@@@ it, why not?''

The video for 'Do It Again' is an ingenious, animated affair starring a post-it note and cameos from Archangel himself. It has already received over 50k views on YouTube following a homepage editorial feature.
The single will be available as a CD and Download.

The track listing is as follows:
1. Do It Again
2. Odysseus

'Odysseus' features a musical quotation from Eurythmics and a lyrical reference to Roxy Music, and can also be found on Archangel's debut album.

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