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Mojo Fury and the single “We Should Just Run Away”

| On 24, Jun 2011

“Visiting Hours of a Travelling Circus”, the debut album from Northern
Irish alt-rockers MOJO FURY, has been lauded by all corners of the rock
music press during its release in May: iTunes ran the band as ’Single of
the Week’, Rock Sound as ‘Band of the Week’ and features in Front and
Kerrang magazines are out in June. Artrocker (‘Album of the Month’),
Kerrang, Big Cheese and Rock Sound were all lavish in their praise, and
BBC Radio 1, NME Radio, XFM, Total Rock and more have been playing out
cuts from the album.

One of those cuts,the epic and engulfing“We Should Just Runaway”, is to
be released as their third single onJuly 10th2011to coincide with
appearances at three of the Sunday Times Essential Festivals –
Sonisphere, Two Thousand Trees and Beautiful Days. Following on from the
raw and unrelenting buzz-saw guitars of “The Mann” and the rocked out,
ping-pong delivery of “Colour of the Bear”,“We Should Just
Runaway”displays the eclectic nature that has set MOJO FURY apart from
their peers. Whereas the band have been pigeonholed in the boxes marked
Biffy Clyro and Pulled Apart By Horses, their latest single is a foot
stomping, fist pumping alt-rock summer anthem thrust forward by the
industrial swagger of their love for Nine Inch Nails. It’s the song that
brings the knowing nods and smiles from the building crowds at MOJO
FURY live shows, the culmination of their set that assures the audience
that they’re witnessing something special; it might just be the catalyst
that brings everyone else into their weird and wonderful world.

It’s been quite a journey for a band whose debut album “Visiting Hours
of a Travelling Circus” has elements of songs first crafted 7 years ago
in the bands teenage years. Frontman Mike Mormecha once emptied his
lungs from behind the drum kit alongside James Lyttle (guitar/ vocals/
keys) and Ciaran McGreevy (bass), but the addition of drummer Gerry
Morgan has allowed Mormecha to develop the dynamic that the band
seemingly needed to enter the eyes and ears over the Irish sea and
beyond. Touring with Oceansize and ASIWYFA, and stand out performances
at festivals like Live At Leeds, In The City and Brainwash, has enhanced
their rapidly growing reputation as one of the UK’s most intriguing and
exciting bands.