The Real Tuesday Weld was formed by London based songwriter and audio provocateur Stephen Coates in 1999 inspired by dreams of crooner Al Bowley and the American actress Tuesday Weld and influenced by 1930s jazz, Serge Gainsbourg and Ennio Morricone.
After a series of low key releases on British, US and Japanese labels the band became known for wedding the suggestive hiss of ancient shellacs and vintage radio transmissions to samples, loops and glitchy beats. The first full-length albums When Cupid Meets Psyche (2001), I Lucifer (2004) and the US only The Return of the Clerkenwell Kid (2005) have garnered a huge amount of critical acclaim including The Times, Independent, Telegraph and Guardian albums of the week. I Lucifer spawned the multi-award winning animation 'Bathtime in Clerkenwell' and a host of imitators.
The band with musicians Jacques Van Rhijn, Clive Painter, Don Brosnan and Jed Woodhouse tour internationally and have been performing their alternative soundtrack for