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GAY FOR JOHNNY DEPP: UK tour

October 21, 2010 by  

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GAY FOR JOHNNY DEPP: UK tour

GAY FOR JOHNNY DEPP SIGN TO NEW LABEL SHINEBOX RECORDINGS
ANNOUNCE UK TOUR IN NOVEMBER SUPPORTING PULLED APART BY HORSES PLUS HEADLINE SHOWS
‘PINK FLAG’ DIGITAL SINGLE RELEASED NOVEMBER 22nd
www.gayforjohnnydepp.com

When GAY FOR JOHNNY DEPP’s debut full length, The Politics of Cruelty was released in 2007, it was received to first-class acclaim; the rare example of a hardcore band receiving positive reviews in publications such as New Music Express, Q, The Guardian and Uncut as well as heavier rock publications such as Rock Sound, Terrorizer and Kerrang!. Instead of featuring the usual biographical material, advance copies of the album sent to the media contained a highly explicit fan letter to actor Johnny Depp, purported to be written by someone simply known as ‘Brad’. This approach was in keeping with the band’s previous promotional material, which have included bottles of amyl nitrite, surgical rubber gloves, condoms, explicit photographs and further explicit letters from ‘Brad’. The album appeared in the NME Chart’s Top 10 throughout November of 2007 and that same month singer Marty Leopard was invited to take part in the NME’s annual Christmas Pub Golf (highlights of the evening have subsequently appeared on the internet).

However, in keeping with the band’s anti-mainstream model and anti-marketing manner, the singer subsequently referred to NME and other British music journals as “the enemy” and when asked to comment for a press blurb, he screamed, “We don’t want to be in fucking NME!” The band’s approach has been consistently unflinching; GAY FOR JOHNNY DEPP particularly embraces acrid relationships with rock critics, prominently displaying negative reviews on its website (www.gayforjohnnydepp.com). The Politics of Cruelty received airplay on all the major UK rock radio stations (including Radio 1 Rock Show with Mike Davies, the BBC Rock Radio Show with Daniel P. Carter, Radio 1’s One Music with Huw Stephens, the XFM programs Ian Camfield’s Rock Show and XFM X-posure and the London-based, international radio station Total Rock) and quickly sold through its 7000 copy pressing.

See the band live in the UK on the following dates:
17th Nov Milton Keynes Craufurd Arms – Headline Show
18th Nov Newcastle Cluny with PABH
19th Nov Dundee Hustler’s with PABH
20th Nov Inverness Ironworks with PABH
21ST Nov Aberdeen Drummonds with PABH
23rd Nov Glasgow Oran Mor with PABH
24TH Nov Preston 53 Degrees with PABH
25TH Nov Wrexham Central Station with PABH
26TH Nov Stoke Sugarmill with PABH
27TH Nov Sheffield Leadmill Steel Stage with PABH
28TH Nov Liverpool Shipping Forecast – Headline show
29th Nov Leicester 02 Academy 3 with PABH
30TH Nov Portsmouth Wedgewood Rooms with PABH
1st Dec Brighton Audio with PABH
2ND Dec London Garage with PABH






 

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