A Genuine Freakshow release new single, plus free 4-track sampler download
aaamusic | On 17, Aug 2011
“A seven-piece experimental post-everything pop bonanza, and as you’ll hear, A Genuine Freakshow are even better than that. What an absolutely marvellous band.”
– Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
Following on from the success of their UK tour, and their previous single, Hopscotch Machine Gun Madness, Reading-based A Genuine Freakshow are back with the third single – the double A-side Our Bodies / New Houses.
A Genuine Freakshow are an artful blend of pop sensibility, icy soundscapes and blistering walls of noise. Their sound, while impressively focused, covers a range of musical staples, with the group letting influences from Mew to Sigur Ros and The National surface throughout. With a line-up that adds violin, cello and trumpet to the standard rock four-piece of guitar, bass, drums and vocals, their live shows are a master class in how to do epic without slipping into pompous.
Having existed in several incarnations since as early as 2005, the band arrived at their current seven-piece line-up in late 2008, which saw them begin touring and recording in earnest. After a dozen festival appearances this summer, including the BBC Introducing stages at this year’s Reading and Leeds Festivals, they plan to spend the autumn of 2011 touring the UK in support of the upcoming single.
A Genuine Freakshow are active members in the Featured Artists Coalition and firm believers in the “On Air, On Sale” campaign; despite the September release date, this double A-side is available to download now as individual tracks taken from their debut album, Oftentimes, with the B-side JME D (Jamie Willcox of Pure Reason Revolution) remix of previous single Hopscotch Machine Gun Madness available from the release date.
The band are giving away a four track sampler, taken from their album, Oftentimes. You can download it by visiting their official site and submitting your details.
Our Bodies / New Houses will be released on MP3 via Peartree Records on September 26th 2011.