Staying in Soho (Single)

by Sister Chain & Brother John

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Staying in Soho is the single from our upcoming 3rd album. Side A is a music hall comedy number lamenting the gentrification of central London, and celebrating Soho as we love it. Side B is an East End thriller with a pretty murderess and someone who should have known better.


released June 3, 2017

Lyrics and music by Sister Chain & Brother John.
Recorded on 8track at The Dwarfhaus 2015.
cover artwork by Karel Kopic
artwork copyright: (c) Jacobsen Bakery, Hedensted, Denmark.

dedicated to the memory of Tom Bantock.

Special Thanks to: Lars Dideriksen of Sound of Perpetual Astonishment, David Gordon and the Curious Fox bookshop, Markus Witte, Matan Ken Tor, Kobi, Per, Thomas, Uri, Esther, Yael, Inbal and Roland.


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Parlour Punk Pioneers Sister Chain & Brother John formed in 2005 in Berlin. Since then they've released 2 LPs and 2 EPs, played countless concerts in three continents, supported Lene Lovich, Jowe Head and Michael Dempsey of The Cure and got married, to each other. ... more

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Track Name: I'm Staying in Soho
My Friends have all moved to the suburbs
A semi detached in zone 6
I don't mean to speak ill
of Grove Park or Herne Hill
but I'm staying in Soho

They say: "Sister Chain,
Don't you think you could gain
by a bargain or two down in petticoat lane?"
I just turn up my nose
and say: " you suppose?
well, I"m staying in Soho! "

-"Brother John"
- "yes, my dear"
- "would you care for a beer
at the elephant's trunk or the old eagle's ear?"
- "But Camden's a fright!
I've got plans for tonight:
I'm staying in Soho"

I'm staying here
like a true brigadier
I'll be holding the fort
south of tottenham court
the masses may chance it
in Fulham or Chelsea
I'm Staying in Soho!

- lookin' for business?
- do you really speak French, my dear?

a city spark called me and wanted to meet
for after-work cocktails in Liverpool street
but the FT was low
so I just could not go
Now I'm staying in Soho

I'm staying here
where a staggering King Lear
smokes on the stairs
of the old Gielgud theatre
As he turns back
for the play's final act
he says:

- a rally in Hackney
- Oh, ever so hackneyed
- an opening in Shoreditch
- I don't feel the shortage
- a trip down the river?
- the thought makes me shiver!
I'm Staying in Soho

I'm staying where I can be of some use
where Japanese tourists are still on the loose
the busses are red
and punk is not dead
and I'm Staying in Soho!
Track Name: Jackie
You will tell
me the truth
when I sit
on top of you
with a knife
it goes in
where I don't
wanna look
it comes out
that's all
I care about

are you still laughing?

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