aaamusic | On 27, Jul 2011
25th Anniversary revival for
POP WILL EAT ITSELF
UK tour &
‘New Noise Designed By A Sadist’
released October 3rd
on Cooking Vinyl
A new era dawns for iconic band Pop Will Eat Itself, with a revival by principal songwriter and co-frontman Graham Crabb. The inspiration behind the music was the challenge to create a classic PWEI album a full 25 years after the first EP release, that sounds more exciting and relevant than most of what is being produced in 2011. Says Graham;
“It had been my desire to revive Pop Will Eat Itself for a number of years but there came a point when it was clear the original band members wouldn’t be committing to any future project in the band’s name. I saw this as a sad waste, as I felt I had armed myself with the best batch of songs I’ve ever written, and felt I still had a lot to prove. I would like nothing better than to elevate PWEI to a higher level than before. That might be ambitious but that’s the way I am.”
The new album ‘New Noise Designed By A Sadist’ is set for release on October 3rd on Cooking Vinyl
, totally finished & mastered, having been mixed by Sulpher duo Monti & Rob Holliday (also guitarist with Prodigy, Marilyn Manson) . Adds Graham, “I don’t want to make a big issue of the 25 years thing, but I think it’s funny, I was chaos & mayhem personified then, so I didn’t expect to be alive now, let alone writing my best PWEI songs to date.”
Part of Graham’s burning drive is the belief that Pop Will Eat Itself were, in the recent words of DJ Tiga ‘chronically underrated’ and also a desire to emerge from the shadows of former PWEI buddy and now soundtrack maestro Clint Mansell. And with a full UK tour in July this year, he will achieve just that. “We’ll be performing some of Clint’s best songs with his blessing. The likes of Ich Bin Ein Auslander and Wise Up Sucker are awesome tunes that still stand proud and fit the PWEI blueprint of sonic assaults built on relentless grooves.”
With a string of Top 40 UK and US hits, Pop Will Eat Itself rose to prominence fuelled by Crabb-penned tunes such as ‘There Is No Love Between Us Anymore’, ‘Bulletproof’, ‘RSVP’, ‘Get The Girl, Kill The Baddies’ and many, many others. With Graham being the only original remaining member, and for the UK dates this October, he has pulled together a live band for the tour. Currently rehearsing together, the line up is as follows;
Lead Vocals– Graham Crabb
Co-Vocalist- Mary Byker– “I have known Mary since his days with Gaye Bykers On Acid, fellow Midlanders who started out around the same time as PWEI. He always was a likeable fella and charmed his way into Pigface in the US, before co-fronting UK electronic band Apollo 440. Now living in Brazil where he has opened a bar, and still writes & records as Magnetic Empire with DJ Harry K. He was an automatic first choice.”
Drummer- Jason Bowld- “I always admired Jason’s drumming in Pitchshifter and jumped at the chance of using him on the new PWEI record. He’s now an in-demand session drummer and recently stood in for Bullet For My Valentine on their most recent tour. Live, he’s going to be awesome.”
Bassist /Guitarist- Tim Muddiman- “Tim is a very busy musician who was recommended by a mutual friend. He plays in Gary Numan’s band, is part of Sulpher with The Prodigy’s live guitarist and also works as an up and coming producer, credited on an Ade Fenton Remix for Slash and Fergie.”
Weds 12 Glasgow Garage 0844 499 9990
Thurs 13 Manchester Academy 2 0161 832 1111
Fri 14 Liverpool O2 Academy 2 0844 477 2000
Sat 15 Stoke Sugarmill 0115 9454 693
Sun 16 Sheffield Leadmill 0114 221 2828
Tues 18 Bournemouth Old Fire Station 0120 298 3888
Weds 19 Oxford O2 Academy 2 084447772000
Thurs 20 Brighton Concorde 2 0127367 3311
Fri 21 Bristol Trinity 01179361200
Sat 22 London Islington O2 Academy 0844 4772000
Tues 25 Colchester Arts Centre 0120650 0900
Weds 26 Norwich Waterfront 0160350 8050
Fri 28 Birmingham O2 Academy 2 0844 477 2000
Tickets on sale Friday 29 July 9am
‘New Noise Designed By A Sadist’ Album track listing
03 Nosebleed Turbo TV.
04 Captain Plastic.
06 Equal Zero.
07 Oldskool Cool.
08 Seek & Destroy.
10 Wasted (part 1).
11 Wasted (part 2).
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