release their second single, ‘Henry Fabian Flynn
’, on 2nd November 2009
, through Xtra Mile Recordings
. Available on download-only format, the single comes with two new b-sides, ‘Roasting River
’ and ‘Poverty & Spit
Paying tribute to the folk-roots stylings of Dick Gaughan, Pete Seeger, Phil Ochs et al, ‘Henry Fabian Flynn’ may seem like a rebel song at first glance but is, in truth, of a more sensitive nature. The band won’t divulge any information on the song’s namesake other than to say that it’s about death, life and all those sh*tty things in between that can turn into good things if you look at them from the right perspective.
It might even be about loyalty. Not a guilt-stricken sense of national loyalty that makes people want to wave silly little plastic flags but a simple, everyday loyalty that puts compassion over country.
‘Henry Fabian Flynn’ is the second single to be taken from the band’s debut album ‘Born To Ruin’ – a steamrolling, roots-punk opus that draws on a myriad of diverse influences ranging from ‘60s country-rock to hardcore punk to crunchy, guitar pop with a passionate allegiance to grass-roots politics.
The b-sides, ‘Roasting River’ and ‘Poverty & Spit’, are two of the band’s earliest, unreleased songs, written in 2005 and resurrected due to popular demand.Confirmed UK tour dates:OCTOBER
Fri 23rd – The Irish Centre, Corby (with Tubelord)
Sat 24th – Kink Bar, London
Sun 25th – Harry’s Bar, Stoke
Mon 26th – Firebug, Leicester (with Tubelord)
Fri 30th – Walk The Line festival, CheltenhamNOVEMBER
Sun 1st – Junction, York (with Tubelord)
Tues 3rd – Rockhouse, Derby (with Tubelord)
Mon 9th – Skiving Scholar, Plymouth (with Fighting Fiction) TBC
Mon 16th – Weir Lounge, Bath (with Fighting Fiction)DECEMBER
Fri 4th – Clipper Bar, Camborne (with Bangers)
Sun 6th – venue tbc, Penzance, matinee show (with Bangers)
Tues 15th – Croft, Bristol (with Drag The River)
Thurs 31st – White Rabbit, PlymouthWhat they said about ‘BORN TO RUIN’“Stunning” KKKK – Kerrang! “Quite brilliant” – Rock Sound “Storming roots-punk debut” – Big Cheese“Awesome!” - NME“An explosive blast of glorious creativity, power and honesty” – The Fly “Sure-fire contender for best debut album of 2009” – Rock Midgets“‘Easily up there as album of the decade” – allgigs.co.uk“They deserve to be huge” – Mass Movement“‘Undeniably authentic and fiercely intense” – God Is In The TV“One of the most instantly addictive albums you’ll ever hear” – Last Hours
Labels: born to ruin, crazy arm, Henry Fabian Flynn, single