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Bad for Lazarus and Eighties Matchbox B-line Disaster tour!

May 20, 2010 by  

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Bad for Lazarus and Eighties Matchbox B-line Disaster tour!



Brighton based Bad for Lazarus are the new noise-merchants to watch out for. Pitching their violent pop in an ungodly realm somewhere between Buddy Holly and Slayer, their sound straddles a wealth of punk, hardcore, Motown and doo-wop influences whilst maintaining a self defined mission to write simple yet brilliant songs.

Over the past year and a half, they have already built a reputation as one of the South’s most bombastic and vicious live acts, leaving a trail of shattered glass and sweat stained walls in their wake. Towards the end of last year, their debut self-released single ‘Old Rats on a New Ship’ saw ears prick up and column inches roll in from The Mail on Sunday through to Thrash Hits.

Now, after a break to work on writing and recording their debut album, Bad for Lazarus are back, kicking off proceedings with a full UK tour including a run of dates with fellow Brighton punks, Eighties matchbox B-line Disaster.

The tour will be followed by the announcement of the band’s second single release, with an album to follow later this year. Watch this space for more details!

On the subject of sometimes obtuse lyrical matter, Bad for Lazarus front man Rich Fownes says “It’s important to me that the lyrics are somewhat absurd as there’s always a raw, angry vibe to the music and the subject matter, and there’s nothing worse than woe-is-me, sullen, introspective rock bands / artists. I can’t read a Jonathon Davis interview without being sick in my mouth. Depression and self-loathing are the new sex in rock music, but I don’t find anyone being emotionally retarded and self-involved charming.”

Bad for Lazarus; the name is taken from the famous bible story in which Jesus lets down his followers by arriving too late to the deathbed of Lazarus to save him, only to later perform a miracle and bring him back to life. Echoing sentiments of previous musical endeavors ceasing (having previously played with Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, With Scissors, Nine Inch Nails and UNKLE) Fownes explains, “I liked the idea of reincarnation after the year I’d just had… and the idea of Jesus, the first celebrity, getting all the kudos for essentially getting there late”.

In starting Bad for Lazarus, Fownes was determined to create something he truly believed in, writing all new material and recruiting the finest and most charismatic musicians Brighton has to offer. Here is the result…

Bad for Lazarus are:
Rich Fownes – lead vocals, guitar, keys
Maud E Licious – keys, guitar, vocals
Jimmy Diego – bass, vocals
Steve Styx – drums, vocals
Gareth Llewellyn – keys, noise, big beard

See Bad for Lazarus live:
May 19 Liverpool Krazy House *
May 20 Leeds Cockpit*
May 21 Stoke Sugarmill*
May 22 Sheffield Corporation*
May 24 Newcastle The Cluny*
May 26 London The Gaff
May 27 Brighton The Pav Tav
May 28 York The Duchess*
June 2 Birmingham Hare And Hounds*

*with Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster



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