Posts Tagged ‘Meatraffle’

Famed for their wall of sound, and notoriously difficult to label (they themselves describe their music as “psychedelic, socialist, utopian, death raga, erroneous funk, trapdoor jazz, bastard muzak“), the origins of Meatraffle are lost in obscurity although it has been said that they came about as the result of a drunken afternoon shared by Clams Baker and Zsa Zsa Sapien in a South London Wetherspoon pub, and that the original idea was to actually do a meat raffle. Indeed, early photos of the band feature raffle tickets and pig’s heads. Whatever the truth may be Meatraffle took shape in places like the fetid cauldrons of the Queen’s Head and the Windmill in Brixton alongside former label and tour mates The Fat White Family.

They released their first album, the truly excellent HiFi Classics on Trashmouth Records back in 2015, and their new album Bastard Music is out on August 30th on Delayed Records (pre-order here). The first single from it is The Day The Earth Stood Still, a love letter to the working class on an imagined global holiday, and is backed with Meatraffle On The Moon.

You can listen to both below.

 

 

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Had to post this – a special from yesterday’s Record Store Day and featuring the marvellous Meatraffle and Madonnatron sharing the lead on two, what I presume are Italian Rebel Songs given the song titles and the title of the release… no flies on us folks!

Anyway, just listen to both below. Order the 7″ vinyl or digital download from Bandcamp here.

 

 

 

 

An appropriate companion piece to our earlier BAIT post, Meatraffle blast out a rallying cry to the proletariat to throw off the chains of mediocre, mass produced music and get down to their sweet and chaotic sonic waves.

Throwing out land shanties of burning bankers, friendly local drug dealers, enduring friendship and the Russian Revolution: psychedelic, socialist, utopian, death ragga, erroneous funk, trapdoor jazz, bastard musik.

Watch the video for Love HZ the b-side to their latest single Brother (hear it here), which is to be released on limited 7” vinyl and digitally today, via Moshi Moshi Singles Club.

 

The marvellous Meatraffle, a Chris T Popper discovery for MM, have shared details of their new single Brother, to be released on limited 7” vinyl and digitally on July 14th, via Moshi Moshi Singles Club.

Currently in the process of recording their third album, after their cracking 2015 debut Hi-Fi Classics (they have opted out of recording a second record to avoid the dreaded ‘difficult second album’ syndrome), Brother is a six and a half minute continuation of the engrossing, yet unpredictable and hard-to-pin-down intelligence of the South London band’s output.

Speaking about the single, Meatraffle say, “Brother is about the platonic love you have with your friends (sex is forbidden). It’s about sharing and having things in common. The ups and downs, of course – about who buys more rounds of drinks than the others. It’s a dry orgy, that’s all it is.”

Sounds good to us!

 

Happy New Year!

We’re kicking off 2016 with Chris T Popper’s first recommendation of the year for you.

The excellently named Meatraffle are new to us, but on the evidence of Nice Young Couple, a brilliantly lo-fi, ramshackle tale of drug dealing in the local community, we will be checking out their debut album Hi Fi Classics immediately.

Watch the video for it here.