Posts Tagged ‘David Cronenberg’s Wife’

The wonderful David Cronenberg’s Wife (aka DCW) are back with a new EP, The Octoberman Sequence, which is due out via Blang Records tomorrow (digitally) and on the 2nd November on limited 12″ vinyl.

Key players in the UK’s antifolk scene in the late 2000s, we loved them for their black humour, sense of the macabre and twisted, often enjoyably bitter lyrics. Theirs was a perfect mix of oddball folk, punk sneer, crack-house discordance and krautrock grooves, and it is not too much of a stretch to trace their influence on bands like Fat White Family, Goat Girl and Phobophobes.

The new five track EP consists of live stalwart Rules and previously unrecorded slice-of-life vignettes such as You Should See and The Dude of Love.

It has been six years since we last posted about DCW. Welcome back boys!

 

 

Audio Antihero Rape Crisis Charity Compilation

Regular readers of this blog will know we are big admirers of the wilfully uncommercial Audio Antihero label, home to some MM faves like Benjamin Shaw and Jack Hayter.

The label is putting out a charity compilation to benefit the work of charity Rape Crisis in England, Wales and Scotland. Despite the clearly serious and important end purpose, the compilation, titled Regal vs Steamboat, is very much meant to be enjoyed and even has a silly pro-wrestling theme.

It contains a massive 31 tracks from a whole host of excellent bands and we’ve streamed  just three of our favourites below from the brilliant Jeffrey Lewis as well as our very own UK take on freak-folkies in the shape of Paul Hawkins & The Awkward Silences and the wonderfully unsettling David Cronenberg’s Wife.

Head to their Bandcamp page here to pick it up for a minimum of £3.99 (or more please) and help Rape Crisis and their centres continue with their essential support for rape survivors.

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David Cronenberg's Wife Release Don't Wait To Be Hunted To Hide

David Cronenberg’s Wife first crossed our radar when we heard the brilliantly skewed-folk drone of My Date With Jenna Bush from their debut long player Bluebeard’s Room. A wonderful combination of contempt, slyness, black humour and barbed viciousness – we loved it.

So we have been waiting eagerly for the release of their latest full length, Don’t Wait To Be Hunted To Hide, which seems to have an official release date of the 3rd December, but is available now on eMusic and from Amazon! Needless to say we eagerly spent our remaining credits on it and, if anything, the band have travelled into even deeper and darker territory, gleefully peeling back the rotting carpet of human respectability to expose the depraved stains of the very bleakest and grimmest sickness the world has to offer.

Not only that, but the band dare to tackle some of these tales in the first person. Tales that are still told with the same caustic scorn and twisted vernacular as before, but where uncomfortable no longer comes even close to describing it. And let us not forget the music either, for without a talent and vision to get these stories across, the record would have minimal impact. Sinister, malevolent, sometimes harsh, often frenetic, but always compelling – it is a perfect mix of oddball folk, punk sneer, crack-house discordance and krautrock grooves.

It is not an easy album. Nor will it sell millions. It is however, a brilliant album and in this day and age of vacuous drivel, wannabe celebrity non-entities, and Daily Mail bile, it is a much needed one.

Oh, what we would give to see these boys on the X-Factor singing paedophile love song For Laura Kingsman, or evil date-rape tale, Spiked, or perhaps the smalltown England, male-slag-fest of The Pied Piper of Maidenhead. It would cause an uproar that would make Bill Grundy look like Noddy. We can but dream!

Sometimes I wear protection,
sometimes I don’t do that
These girls aren’t quite yet old enough
to have anything that bad

Watch and listen to all three below. Then go and buy the album. Order from Amazon here, or download from eMusic here.

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