Tuesday, June 21, 2011

New single and live with Social Distortion

CRAZY ARM

New single: 'Tribes/Animals' bw 'Help For Heroines'
Release date: 1st August 2011
Labels: Xtra Mile Recordings (UK), Gunner Records (mainland Europe)
Formats: 7" vinyl and digital download


Devon roots-punks, Crazy Arm, release their new single, 'Tribes/Animals', in August: the first release ahead of their imminent new album, 'Union City Breath'. Already a live favourite, 'Tribes/Animals', is a song of two distinct parts, combining the band's love of Springsteen, gospel and honest punk rock. The lyrics are an indictment of man-made structures of violence and a call for a return to simpler, more ethically-centred ways of interacting. Also on the record: the voice of Victoria Butterfield (who sang on the band's last single 'Sweet Storm') and keys courtesy Patrick James Pearson. The single will coincide with the band’s debut acoustic tour in August with Cory Branan and Sam Russo. All tour dates below.

The follow-up to 2009’s dramatic debut, ‘Born To Ruin’ (‘Stunning’ KKKK Kerrang; ‘Quite brilliant’ Rock Sound; ‘Storming roots-punk debut’ Big Cheese), 'Union City Breath' is currently in the finishing stages and is being produced/engineered, once again, by Peter Miles (King Blues, The Computers, Sonic Boom Six, Dry The River) at his new studio deep in the South Devon countryside. Taking its cue from the spurious idea of the Big Society, 'Union City Breath' is a reminder that all societies are made by people and can be changed or at least challenged by people whenever they see fit. The most authoritarian of institutions and the largest of multinational corporations are still only the product of human endeavour, propped up by other people with the same global interests – they can be, will be and are dismantled if and when they continue to pose a threat and cause violence upon ordinary people.

The band are due to play Shepherds Bush Empire with Social Distortion on 7th July amongst other shows and festival appearances including 2000 Trees and Boardmasters. The album will coincide with a comprehensive tour of the UK and mainland Europe.

Tour dates:
Thurs 7th July - London, Shepherds Bush Empire (w/Social Distortion) SOLD OUT
Fri 8th July - London, The Bowery (with The Dissociates) £6.00
Sat 9th July - Voodoo Lounge, LMHR benefit
Thurs14th July - 2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham, rock set (approx 4pm)
Fri 15th July - 2000 Trees Festival, Cheltenham, acoustic set (approx 6pm)
Sat 23rd July - Livestock Festival, near Sidmouth
Sat 6th Aug – Plymouth, Jack Chams (acoustic show)
Fri 12th Aug - Boardmasters Festival, Vans Stage (approx 7pm)
Sun 14th Aug - Manchester, Tiger Lounge (acoustic w/Cory Branan + Apologies, I Have None + Sam Russo)
Mon 15th Aug – Lincoln, venue tbc (acoustic w/Cory Branan + Sam Russo)
Tues 16th Aug - Leeds, Santiagos (acoustic w/Cory Branan + Sam Russo)
Weds 17th Aug - Nottingham, The Maze (acoustic w/Cory Branan + Sam Russo)
Thurs 18th Aug - Southsea, Edge Of The Wedge (acoustic w/Cory Branan + Sam Russo)
Fri 19th Aug - London, The Windmill (acoustic w/Cory Branan + Sam Russo)
Sat 20th Aug - Brighton, The Prince Albert (acoustic w/Cory Branan + Sam Russo)
Mon 29th Aug - Dbs festival, Bristol
Fri 9th Sept - Ivylive Festival, Ivybridge (with The King Blues + lots more)
Sun 11th Sept - Plymouth Punks Picnic

Crazy Arm, properly set up camp in mid-2006. Not easy to categorise, and all the better for it, their sound is an accumulation of decades of influence and inspiration: rooted in hardcore/punk, ‘60s protest folk/country and classic rock’n’roll, combined with a grass-roots political overview that embraces anti-war, anti-fascist and pro-community activism.

Contact / bookings:
Website: www.myspace.com/crazyarm Email: johnsycash@yahoo.co.uk
PR: anthea@presscounselpr.com Record label: www.xtramilerecordings.com / Record label: www.gunnerrecords.de

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