On Zaire - What all the fuss is about though, is that from tracks like ‘Groundhog Saturday’, ‘Double Drop’ and ‘Way Down Low’ is that they alternate between the light hearted blues rock of the Black Crowes and the heavy funky groove of Zepp – and they do it pretty damn good too! Right from the go, “Zaire” has a smokin’ choogin’ rhythm that is guaranteed to move that body.

~ BattleHelm Magazine

Soley Mourning live at Keystones Worcester

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Photography by Daniel Bownes
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Photography by Daniel Bownes

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Soley Mourning - Bridges Gonna Burn

Directed by Giles Billingham

This was the first single off the ‘Remove Replace Rewire’ album. This album kind of went under the radar a bit and is easily our least successful so far. Problems with our label at the time and the departure of our then drummer Chris Smith on the eve of the release didn’t help, but we think this is actually one of our best albums.

Anyway, this video was recorded in autumn 2008 after we met a bloke called Lee on our travels. Lee was a mechanic who had just had his garage/factory unit burned out by arsonists. While it was waiting to be redone we sensed an opportunity and he kindly let us bring our gear and record a video ready for the release of 'Remove Replace Rewire' in February 2009. Good times.

We would be interested in your thoughts, so let us know how you think the 'Remove Replace Rewire' album stands up with our others….. Peace, SM.

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Soley Mourning Zaire Official Band Shirt Design
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Soley Mourning Zaire Official Band Shirt Design

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♪♫ Soley Mourning - Cornfield Sunday ♪

Remove Replace Rewire Track 3

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Soley Mourning & Leon Davis - Neighbourhood Watch

Directed by Soley Mourning and Andy Emms. Filmed in spring 2008, we had a few funny looks driving around Dudley dressed as the A-team in a red car that had been painted black (apart from the stripe).

This wasn’t on any album and we only did the song and video for a bit of a laugh really. We wrote it on the Friday, recorded it on the Saturday, and filmed the video on the Sunday. Out of all of our videos, this was probably the most fun to film. The plot for this was very complicated - the (A) team build a car out of a piece of wood, go to McDonalds and then beat up some local kids. It also features Andys late father Steve Guest as the drunk (Our song ‘But If Defeat Was Ever Glorious’ was written for him) so it always makes us smile when he pops up on this video. Again, we have fond memories of this so let us know yours and if you think it’s good or rubbish. Enjoy!! SM

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♪♫ Soley Mourning - The Rocket Pool ♪

The Rocket Pool Track 6

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Soley Mourning with fans in Belgium
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Soley Mourning with fans in Belgium

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The passion, energy and fun the 5-piece shows when they’re on stage you can’t honestly be standing still. Lots of people in the building nodding their heads, tapping their feet or clapping enthusiastically to the music without or with animation by charismatic lead singer Mat Partridge.

~ Sebastian Huhn