LINOLEUM GET SOUL!

The Seventies icon makes a guest appearance on the group's new single - on celluloid....

Seventies cop show icon and pop crooner DAVID SOUL makes a guest appearance on the new single from Linoleum – on celluloid!

The band, whose limited-edition new single, a cover of The Passions‘ 80s classic ‘I’m In Love With A German Film Star’ is released on June 26, chanced upon the Starsky And Hutch star when they were in a London park filming footage with their Super8 video camera.

Singer Caroline Finch explained: “We wanted to make a little Super8 film and stick frames from it in with the single. The day we were filming we just happened to bump into David Soul in the park and thought we had to have him in our film. He was so nice and he agreed, so we had a few frames of him on the film! He’s wearing a baseball cap, but you can tell it’s him.”

The band were so thrilled they decided to run a competition using the frames, and two lucky Linoleum fans who spot Soul on the little strips of Super8 film stapled to the bag that the seven-inch single comes in will win exclusive prizes. The first prize is a pair of VIP tickets to Reading Festival, where they will get to hang out with the band. Second-prize winners will receive a bumper package of rare and highly- desirable Linoleum goodies.

Caroline, who sings backing vocals on the new Placebo single, ‘Taste In Men’, also revealed that Passions drummer and founder member Richard Williams had emailed the band to tell them how impressed he was with their version of ‘I’m In Love…’.

“He emailed and said he’d heard it on the Sean Hughes show and said he would really like to come to one of our gigs and see us play it live,” said Caroline.

‘I’m In Love With A German Film Star’ was The Passions‘ only hit, reaching Number 25 in 1981. It is Linoleum‘s first single release since the beginning of 1999.

Linoleum returned to the live stage last month following a lengthy absence from gigging after guitarist Paul Jones left to join Elastica. New guitarist Gavin Pearce was recruited after Caroline worked with him on the soundtrack to a short film.

Their new album, ‘The Race From The Burning Building LP’ is due for release through Fierce Panda in July, and they will be playing Reading and Leeds Festivals in August.

The band also embark on a tour, calling at: Oxford The Point (July 26) Northampton Roadmenders (27) Maidstone Union Bar (28) Hastings Crypt (29) London King’s Cross Water Rats (31) Reading Festival, Evening Session Stage (August 26) Leeds Festival, Evening Session Stage (27).

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