Not content with writing their ball-breaking debut, as a precursor to the record Bad For Lazarus have also crafted this lo-fi EP. Consisting of ex-members of The Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, UNKLE and NIN, Bad For Lazarus have all the scuzzy rock credentials, yet before making their full album statement are to release this quieter offering, ‘25′, on March 28.
Rich Fownes says: “The challenge was to write something in a minimalist, softer style that isn’t completely horrible. I don’t think there’s anything worse than when a good rock artist ‘gets sensitive’ and trades their wit and style for introspection and general wussyness. Once we took on the challenge for nothing more than fun, and our guards were down, we were quite amazed with our own results.
“There are many special moments; from the babershop breakdown in ‘25′ to the ‘shooby-doo-wahs’ of ‘Cozy’; where we had come many steps closer towards realizing our original intention of mixing Motown, light-hearted humour and rock ‘n roll sensibilities. It seemed ideal, and delightfully backwards to release these songs as a collection of their own, before the initial album statement had even been made.”
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