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Psychotic Beat!

Thee Vicars

November 23rd 2009
DWC1034, Dirty Water Records
Garage Punk/Beat, LP, CD, Download

Thee Vicars believe that life is too short for boring music. They have self-belief and faith in what they are doing, they believe that the saviours of rock’n’roll have been born. They want to save souls! They started out by wanting to stomp on all the crap music they heard week in, week out in their small little town. They say they are “ready to, if it comes to it, to kick kung fu style all the shit bands into orbit! We will set the bullshit bands’ hair straighteners on fire. . .make them melt, and their hair go curly! Make them go out and buy a belt for their jeans! So they sit at the right height! Not with their arses hanging out! So kids, do you wanna be the problem? Or do you wanna be the solution?”

The band’s manic energy is palpable, they hit you with a jolt, almost like receiving an electric shock. But then one would hope that would be the case if you were still aged aged just 18 and playing raw rock’n’roll that is shot through with a punk and garage band aesthetic, whilst visually resembling The Jam in 1978 (but a whole lot better looking). Already they are coming on stage to Beatlemania-type screams from teenage girls!

Since their debut single and album, on Dirty Water Records, the band has been working hard at their sound, rehearsing, playing countless live shows, writing dozens of new songs...and have progressed along the way, from hard-hitting but trashy sixties influenced punk rock towards a more melodic but still teen-garage sound on this, their second, album.

One of the hardest working bands in the UK, they are constantly travelling around Europe and the UK. And their first tour of the USA is coming soon, including an apearance at a Vice Magazine music festival in Portland, Oregon. The Horrors chose them as support act for their first gig in a year for the live debut of the songs from their Mercury nominated album Primary Colours. And the Black Lips chose them as their European tour support during the summer. During the coming months you won’t be able to help but take note of Thee Vicars!

  1. Baby Come On Home - 2:23
  2. What's the Latest - 2:11
  3. Mr. Operator - 4:13
  4. You Lie - 2:19
  5. Monkey Mess - 3:40
  6. Last Night - 3:15
  7. The Beat - 2:27
  8. Come On Stomp! - 2:49
  9. The Man Who Lived Next Door - 3:18
  10. Yeah Yeah - 2:02
  11. Feel So Good - 2:32
  12. Almost There - 3:03

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