Monday, July 27, 2015

PostWarGlamourGirls - Felonius Punk

Having won themselves a huge reputation over the past year following the release of their acclaimed and outstanding album ‘Pink Fur’, Post War Glamour Girls have returned with a brand new track ‘Felonious Punk’, ahead of their second album, released this October through Hide & Seek Records (Sam Airey / Dancing Years).

Recalling the likes of The Pixies and Wild Beasts with vocals evocative of Nick Cave crossed with Mark E Smith (if they had hailed from Yorkshire), the four-piece from Leeds have continued to showcase an innate knack for creating intricately layered and intelligent compositions with a theatrical edge.

And while the mainstream has noticed, with the band receiving heavy support from Clash Magazine, DIY, The 405, The Line Of Best Fit, and being invited to perform on the NME/BBC Radio 1 stages at the Reading and Leeds festivals, it’s the incredible amount of underground fan-driven support that has marked Post War Glamour Girls out as a major band to watch. 

The past year saw the band tour extensively, with lauded performances on the NME New Breed Tour, main-stage festival slots at Beacons, Long Division, Live at Leeds and Tramlines, as well as a return to the Leeds Festival to open the Dance To The Radio stage alongside Superfood, Honeyblood and Toy.

The four-piece also found time to hook up with the Too Pure label for a limited edition double-A side single that saw Post War Glamour Girls snapped up as Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6Music ‘Band of The Week’ and further cemented their widespread appeal.

Post War Glamour Girls have since returned to the studio to work on the follow up to their debut, and ‘Felonious Punk’ is the first piece of new material to emerge from those sessions. The track sees the band marrying their expansive left-field sensibilities with a more honed and focused approach to both structure and repetition. Lyrically, the themes are as abstract and abrasive as ever, with drawled defeatist lines that carry the band into a more playful (and often paranoid) territory than heard on their debut ‘Pink Fur’. It’s an exciting new direction and one that reinforces Post War Glamour Girls reputation as one of most exciting and inventive new acts out there.

Following their return to the live circuit in February as support to WIRE, Post War Glamour Girls will hit the road again this fall, with a series of live dates set to be announced.

‘Felonous Punk’ is released on August 14th as part of a 4-track EP release through Hide & Seek Records. A second EP release will follow on September 18th, with both parts making up Post War Glamour Girls’ full album release in late October.
LIVE05 Aug – MANCHESTER – Gullivers
06 Aug – LEEDS – Brudenell Social Club
08 Aug – LONDON – The Finsbury
15 Aug – BIRMINGHAM – Yr Welcome Festival