Autoleisureland is a new project by David Brewis and Paul Woods, two founding members of successful and highly-acclaimed British 80s soulful pop band The Kane Gang.
Woods and Brewis were part of the trio, also featuring friend Martin Brammer, which notched several British and European hits, including Closest thing to Heaven, Respect Yourself and Gun Law, also scoring a US pop hit with Motortown and a US dance No 1 with Don’t Look Any Further in the late 80s.
Vocalist Paul and multi-instrumentalist David teamed up again four years ago and quickly started amassing new material, which has now finally seen the light of day with the release of double A-sided single Autoleisureland and Fade Out.
The tracks continue the Kane Gang’s soulful vibe but also incorporate fizzy electropop sounds and a breezy, chilled West Coast feel.
The Kane Gang wrote mostly about their North East roots, and Autoleisureland continue the theme. In fact the band’s name and debut single were inspired by a late-70s American-themed car mart in their hometown.
The two new tracks will be the first of many to be released over the next few months, culminating in the launch of album Infiniti Drive in late summer.
And in a surge of creative activity, the band have finished recording a ‘soul’ mini-album and are also well on the way to completing their second full-length release.
Welcome to Autoleisureland. We hope you enjoy the ride.