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The Violet May announce new single ‘TV’ out May 30th PLUS London live date

| On 18, May 2011

The Violet May will be releasing new single ‘TV’ on May 30th via Oh! Inverted World Records.

‘TV’ is the lead track to be taken from the forthcoming debut EP to be released on June 27th, available on all formats.

With a nod to the media’s wide spread obsession of reality TV stars and fame for fame’s sake, the new single ‘TV’ is a fine example of the bands gritty slink, seductively swaggering through a haze of cigarette smoke.

TVM’s ferocious combination of distorted bass lines, jack knife guitars and McClure’s prowling voice has already caught the attention of tastemakers who have backed the band from the beginning, winning support from Steve Lamacq as “his new favourite band”, BBC Radio 1’s Rob Da Bank and Huw Stephens, XFM’s Eddy Temple Morris and John Kennedy.

The Sheffield based five piece first bonded over a shared appreciation of Queens of the Stone Age, Masters of Reality and Screaming Trees amongst others, while discussing a mutual irritation with conveyor belt, paint-by-numbers indie bands, the band say:

“We’d lost faith in British guitar music,” says Sheffield-born McClure. “There was twee indie band epidemic! We were all fed up and that brought us together.”

If you’re new to their marriage of anthemic melodicism with heavy brawling grooves you can check out their debut single ‘Bright or Better’, directed by Jesus & The Mary Chain’s Douglas Hart featuring the band in the den of iniquity that is London’sStringfellow’s Club

Having recently returned from Germany touring with The Chapman Family and a sold-out Italy tour , the band have a busy year ahead with headline shows including KOKO and Proud Galleries as well as festival slots confirmed (Iceland Airwaves in October, Boardmasters in August).


Thursday, May 19 – LONDON – Heroes Bar (formerly The Flowerpot, Kentish Town Road)
Friday, May 27th – BLACKBURN – Live Lounge
Saturday, May 28th – BARNSLEY – Cedar Rooms
Friday 24th June – SHEFFIELD – Plug (supporting Kate Jackson)
Saturday, July 2nd – BIRMINGHAM – HMV Institute
Saturday, July 16th – MANCHESTER – Night & Day
Friday, July 22nd – SHEFFIELD – Tramlines
Saturday, July 23rd – SHEFFIELD – Tramlines
Friday, July 29th – LONDON – KOKO (Club NME)
Saturday, Aug 6th – STOKE – The Underground
Saturday, Aug 14th – NEWQUAY – Boardmasters Festival

For further information get in touch!