The Violet May will be releasing new single ‘TV’ on May 30, via Oh! Inverted World Records. ‘TV’ is the lead track to be taken from the forthcoming debut EP to be released on June 27, available on all formats.
With a nod to the media’s wide spread obsession of reality TV stars and fame for fame’s sake, the new single ‘TV’ is an example of the bands gritty slink, swaggering through a haze of cigarette smoke.
The Violet May’s combination of distorted bass lines, jack knife guitars and McClure’s prowling voice has already caught the attention of tastemakers including Steve Lamacq, and BBC Radio 1’s Rob Da Bank and Huw Stephens.
The Sheffield based five piece first bonded over a shared appreciation of Queens of the Stone Age, Masters of Reality and Screaming Trees amongst others, while discussing a mutual irritation with conveyor belt, paint-by-numbers indie bands, the band say:
“We’d lost faith in British guitar music,” says Sheffield-born McClure. “There was twee indie band epidemic! We were all fed up and that brought us together.”
Their debut single ‘Bright Or Better’, directed by Jesus & The Mary Chain’s Douglas Hart features the band in the den of iniquity that is London’s Stringfellow’s Club.
Having recently returned from Germany touring with The Chapman Family and a sold-out Italy tour , the band have a busy year ahead with headline shows including KOKO and Proud Galleries as well as festival slots confirmed (Iceland Airwaves in October, Boardmasters in August).
19 – London – Heroes Bar (formerly The Flowerpot, Kentish Town Road)
27 – Blackburn – Live Lounge
28 – Barnsley – Cedar Rooms
24 – Sheffield – Plug (supporting Kate Jackson)
2 – Birmingham – HMV Institute
16 – Manchester – Night & Day
22 – Sheffield – Tramlines
23 – Sheffield – Tramlines
29 – London – KOKO (Club NME)
6 – Stoke – The Underground
14 – Newquay – Boardmasters Festival
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