Track Of The Day – Virals – ‘Strange Fruit’


Last year former Lovvers front-man Shaun Hencher’s  revealed his latest new musical vehicle Virals,  and unleashed a blistering clutch of fast paced, frenetically strummed  sun kissed tunes that raised our spirits during one of the dampest summers on record.  To cure those post Xmas blues he’s back with a brand new eponymous titled  Strange Fruit, which is released on 14th January via Zoo Music and you can listen to the title track streaming below.  It’s a satisfying musical fusion of the Dandy Warhols glam grunge mixed with Dinosaur Jr’s crunching slacker-on-a-caffeine-rush insouciance and demonstrates just what a finely tuned ear for melody Mr Hencher has.



-Strange Fruit
-Summer Girls

For the digitally inclined the EP is available via I-tunes

For those who are inclined toward the tactile, get the vinyl here


There’s also an EP launch at  Birthdays on 16th January.

Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all round good guy at the Has been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr whilst contriving to make Paul Robeson sound like wee Jimmy Krankie. Currently new music tipster on Amazing Radio, moderator for 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net. Words have appeared in or on The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito etc ... Nice beard too. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography

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