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Lonely Soup Day Launch Debut EP 'Chocolate Bar'

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Published March 20th 2015
Sweet release for Lonely Soup Day's debut
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Chocolate Bar is the debut EP from Lonely Soup Day.

Perth duo Lonely Soup Day has launched its debut five-track EP Chocolate Bar, creating folk-rock songs they grind through a dream-pop machine to deliver a shimmering wall of sound.

Formed two years ago, all songs are penned by now-husband and wife Christopher Kenworthy and Molly Kerr with Miss Molly on the vocals and Mr K delivering the goods on guitar, bass, drums and piano.

Both have a background in the arts. Acting for more than 14 years, Molly first performed in musicals at Hampton Senior High School and has since worked with Playlovers, Groovy Boots and Harbour Theatres and the Graduate Dramatic Society in productions such as Bedroom Farce, Perfect Wedding, The 39 Steps, M. Butterfly, He Died with a Felafel in his Hand and The Female of the Species.

She has appeared in several short films, five music videos and three feature films: These Final Hours, The Rag Witch and Hotel. Molly has also performed in My Night With Claire Danes as part of the Blue Room Theatre's 600 Seconds season and in Phoenix Theatre's zombie horror comedy Maul of the Dead.

Christopher is the author of 12 books, including two novels (The Winter Inside and The Quality of Light) and the best-selling Master Shots series. For 14 years, he directed many commercial and creative productions, including a low-budget feature film. Oh, and he's also been known to tread the boards himself.

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Christopher Kenworthy and Molly Kerr are the duo behind Lonely Soup Day.

Unfortunately, a few online trolls and keyboard warriors have taken their toll on the duo and they recently changed their website and Facebook page to say: "The debut EP Chocolate Bar is available now but don't waste your time. It's terrible. Lonely Soup Day create indie pop songs that are widely regarded as s***. People hate our songs so much that they write every day to tell us that it's sad we ever bothered to record them. Be warned that if you like this, you're in a tiny minority."

Obviously tongue-in-cheek, it's a shame they've let the haters get to them. OzStrandedRadio describes Lonely Soup Day as "really great acoustic folk rock" and MuseBoat Radio, Smack Tongue Radio, KCR College Radio and EGH Radio have all given Chocolate Bar a spin. In fact, it was recently the number eight most-requested song on Smack Tongue's regular countdown. And their video for Love University (directed by Molly) has had plenty of positive comments left after people chose to watch and listen.

Their heavily Twin Peaks-influenced video for Line of Sight seems to have caused the biggest outrage. In relation to the video, the duo says: "Laura Palmer did not die. She escaped to the Waiting Room and will return. (The body 'wrapped in plastic' was her doppelgänger). Meanwhile, others have discovered the strange magic hidden in this small town.

"This video was meant to provide entertainment while we wait for Twin Peaks 2016 but seems to annoy Twin Peaks fans because it wasn't filmed by David Lynch and it doesn't star the original cast. Twin Peaks fans also hate the song. The video also annoys the few people who like the song because they hate all this pretentious Twin Peaks nonsense. Anyway, this is the official music video for Line of Sight by Lonely Soup Day, shot in 13 original Twin Peaks locations, as well as a room above a convenience store and The Black Lodge. We even held a monkey captive to get that final shot."

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Christopher Kenworthy plays a variety of instruments for Lonely Soup Day while Molly Kerr handles the vocals.

Fans of anything cult-ish can be notoriously harsh critics – witness Doctor Who, Star Trek and so on – but the song and video have produced plenty of positive feedback as well. With comments such as "This has to be one of my new favorite songs!", "The best video and song that I have found this month!!" and "The shot of the waterfalls are beautiful, goes well with the song!" the duo must be doing something right.

The EP's title track Chocolate Bar is a jaunty little number and reminiscent of Frente's Accidentally Kelly Street. Listen to the Lonely Soup Day song here and then compare it with Frente's number.

Lonely Soup Day plan to release an album, provisionally titled Inside This Golden Café, later this year, featuring at least 11 songs. The Chocolate Bar EP is available for $4.95 on iTunes and through Amazon. You can also check out all Lonely Soup Day's videos here.
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Why? Plenty of pop sensibilities and catchy numbers on this debut EP.
Cost: The EP is $4.95 from iTunes.
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