Post War Glamour Girls – Chipper


Leeds post-punk quartet Post War Glamour Girls return with a new tune ‘Chipper’ from their forthcoming third album ‘Swan Songs’ (via Hide & Seek Records).  It’s a rumbling raging beast of tune which sees frontman and lyricist James Smith at his frenzied best, spitting fire and ire. More wrathful in fact than Mark E.Smith upon hearing the dreaded salutation ‘last orders at the bar, ladies and gents’. Bassist Alice Scott’s vocals provide the calm to James’s storm, and the track, James tells us, is about ‘looking after your brain’

The album itself promises to tackle themes of stress, anxiety, depression, the class system, religion, war and government. And to get ‘in the zone’  the band decamped to the remote village of Skerray on the North Coast of Scotland with producers Jamie Lockhart and Lee Smith of Greenmount Studios (Pulled Apart By Horses, I Like Trains, Frank Turner, The Vaccines)

James explains their thinking “We decided with this album that we wanted to get lost during the recording process. To let it consume us entirely throughout. No distractions from our day to day lives. No dashing mid-take to get to work on time. No phone calls from our landlords. No other commitments. Just two solid weeks of living it.”

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UK Tour Dates

11/ 2 – Trades Club – Hebden Bridge (COME PLAY WITH ME ALL DAYER)

4/ 3 – The Harley – Sheffield w/ The Wytches (OUTLINES FESTIVAL)

21/ 4- Brudenell Social Club – Leeds (ALBUM LAUNCH)

4/ 5 – Maguire’s Pizza Bar – Liverpool

6/ 5 – Crux – Wakefield

9/ 5 – The Polar Bear – Hull

10/ 5 – Pop Records – Sunderland

11/ 5 – Bar Bloc – Glasgow

12/ 5 – The Cluny – Newcastle

13/ 5 – The Fulford Arms – York

16/ 5 – The Portland Arms – Cambridge

17/ 5 – The Waiting Rooms – London

18/ 5 – The Owl Sanctuary – Norwich

19/ 5 – Sunflower Lounge – Birmingham

20/ 5 – Gullivers – Manchester


Andy Von Pip

ANDY VON PIP - Founder, editor, writer, reviewer, photographer and all-round good guy at the House photographer for The Academy Music Group, Zuma Press, Event Magazine and Rex Features worldwide. You can check out his photography at Andy Von Pip Photography Currently writing for U.S. Magazine and website Under The Radar. Andy been new music tipster on BBC6 Music, Amazing Radio, and DJ on Strangeways Radio (USA.) Regular podcasts can be found on Mixcloud and Spotify. His radio work has been described as sounding like Ian McCulloch on ketamine fused with Ringo Starr. He's also been moderator for BBC 6 Music DJ Tom Robinson's Fresh on the Net, and a former member of "BBC's Sound Of" panel. Written and photographic work has been published worldwide wide and appeared in the likes of The Quietus, Music Week, Record Of The Day, The Guardian, GIITV, The Sabotage Times, Bido Lito, The Skinny, Louder Than War.

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