As for new releases, our top pick of the week goes to the self-released EP, Paint The Town, from the band David Newton & Thee Mighty Angels. The quartet consists of The Mighty Lemon Drops‘ band member David Newton, plus musicians Daniel Harshman and Joel Wall of Kissing Tigers, and Brian Reyes of The Little Ones...Indie Rock Cafe
Guitarist/songwriter with the British band The Mighty Lemon Drops. Newton has been a member of Active Restraint (1981–1983), The Wild Flowers (1983–1984), The Mighty Lemon Drops (1985–1993), Blue Aeroplanes (1992–1993), Starfish (1993–1994), Revolux (1995–1997), Fonda (1998–2003), Straight To Video (2001–2003), Twinstar (2003–2006), The C86 All Stars (2006–2007), Bilston United (2006–present), The Joshua Dreamz (2008) and most recently David Newton And Thee Mighty Angels (2009–present).
He moved from Wolverhampton, England to Southern California in January 1995 (via five years in Putney, London), where he co-formed the short lived band Revolux with former Seven Simons /The The guitarist Keith Joyner. Newton built his own personal recording studio, Rollercoaster Recording, in Burbank in the late 1990s.
Newton has produced / engineered records by the following: The Little Ones, The Happy Hollows, Everybody Was in the French Resistance...Now!, Kissing Tigers, The Soft Pack, The Movies, The Henry Clay People, The Blood Arm, Death to Anders, You Me & Iowa, Wait Think Fast, The Lassie Foundation, Twinstar, Graham MacRae, Red Lightning / Alain Whyte (Morrissey), Big Stone City, The Hush Now, Star Parts, One Silver Astronaut, Slow Car Crash, The Transmissions, The Golden Years. Newton recently produced The Little Ones' debut EP, Sing Song.
Newton has done occasional work as a composer for television, film and music libraries, and has had work / compositions featured on Gilmore Girls, The Osbournes, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and The Bill (amongst others).
Newton still occasionally performs with his own bands, The C86 All Stars, Bilston United and most recently David Newton And Thee Mighty Angels.
In 2011, Newton produced the third album, Turn and Face Me by The Blood Arm.