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Max Raptor announce debut EP ‘Portraits’ info + May headline tour

March 15, 2011 by  

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Max Raptor announce debut EP ‘Portraits’ info + May headline tour

The anthemic candour of Midlands four-piece Max Raptor fuses classic British punk attitude with an astute sensibility to a ballsy riff, forthright narrative and infectious hook-fuelled chant. Having spent the last year touring, playing live and writing and recording debut material, building up a head of steam, a reputation for raucous and energetic live shows and a UK fan base in the process, Max Raptor are set to follow up their first two single releases (‘Ghosts’ in Oct and ‘The Great and the Good’ in March last year) with their debut 8-track mini-album ‘Portraits’ on 11th April ’11 through Naim Edge Records.

‘Portraits’ track listings:
1. The King Is Dead
2. The Great And The Good
3. Beasts
4. Obey The Whips
5. Carolina
6. Patron Saint (Of Nothing)
7. Ghosts
8. The Alarm

Max Raptor’s debut mini-album ‘Portraits’ is exactly that: micro-sketches of society, framing scraps of the world around them, painting with ambition, arrogance, anger, disillusion, greed, joy, futility, violence and pride. From alcohol abuse to domestic violence, from maddening jealousy to plain ineffectuality, ‘Portraits’ illustrates humanity’s divergent weaknesses. As explained by front man Will Ray; “Hysteria is a state of panic but it is also a word we use often to describe a state of joy. ‘Portraits’ says that from the rich to the poor to the famous, we all have a capacity to hate and to do wrong, and if we cannot celebrate that unanimity in music…well…I hate you all.”

Max Raptor, in their mid-20s, admit the nu-metal era was a gateway to the essential alternative listening they treasure today; including the classic punk of The Clash and The Buzzcocks, new-wave of The Jam, pop-edge of Manic Street Preachers, post-stadium riffage of The Foo Fighters, not to mention the raw extremities and energy of contemporaries such as Zico Chain, Cancer Bats and The Ghost Of A Thousand.

Having already played with the likes of Billy Talent, Blood Red Shoes, Oceansize, Ash, and The Stranglers including a mini tour with Attack Attack this month, Max Raptor will be heading out the road again this May for a headline UK tour.
3/5 Camden Barfly LONDON
4/5 HMV Institute BIRMINGHAM
5/5 Rock City NOTTINGHAM
6/5 Road Menders NORTHAMPTON
10/5 B2 Venue NORWICH
11/5 O2 Academy 2 OXFORD
13/5 Brass Monkey HASTINGS
14/5 Boileroom GUILDFORD
16/5 Sin City SWANSEA
17/5 The Well LEEDS
18/5 Spensley’s Emporium MIDDLESBROUGH
19/5 The Tunnels ABERDEEN
20/5 King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut GLASGOW



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