|Town Make A Prophet|
|23rd July 2011|
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| ** TOWN GET OUTTA TOWN ON LOSTPROPHETS DATES!! **
Bouyant Welsh modpunkpopsters TOWN are poised to seal their summer of fun by special guesting on the imminent LOSTPROPHETS mini-tour. The dates look very much like this:
The fiesty Newport quartet released their terrifically infectious 'Teenage Sky' on fierce panda spin-off Label Fandango in July, rattling up numerous plays across the BBC as well as playing Huw Stephens' night at the Social and being invited in to 6 Music as Steve Lamacq's New Favourite Band. And here are some choice excerpts from the 'Teenage Sky' press release...
The Truth: TOWN are four young men from Newport in Wales. They consist of Alex Nash (vocals/guitar), Hamish Kay (guitar), Jamie Roberts (bass) and Luke Marc Hughes (drums). Teenage Sky, their second ever release, is the sort of bone-crunching, melody-rushing powerpunkpop hoedown that seven inch vinyl was invented for. We really quite like it. And if you womble over to www.youtube.com/wearetown you might like it to.
So they have previous, do TOWN. Last year they self-released the Original Design EP which showcased four tracks of potent, powerful indierock. It pole-axed an impressed Welsh media and saw them described as ?ìclassic¬ù, ?ìanthemic and exhilarating¬ù, ?ìabsurdly catchy¬ù and ?ìboiling over with attitude, angst and intense rhetoric regarding the state of a nation theyre not afraid to stand up against.¬ù
Those same reviewers have clocked TOWNs admiration for street fighting bands like The Jam and The Clash. Others have spotted their love of the spikier side of Britpop. Others still have noted the Fred Perry shirts and the Welsh accent on the snappy, snarling vocals and decided that what we have here is the Manics gone mod.
The truth ‚ as ever - lies somewhere in the middle. For sure here is a band which can ‚ and indeed has ‚ supported turns as varied as The Buzzcocks, Kids In Glass Houses and One Night Only. A band who play every song like its their last and every gig like its war. All of which is heartily unsurprising when you consider that live highlight Eighteen sees TOWN urging the 9-to-5 masses to jump off the conveyor belt of convention with the message of ?ìyou can do whatever you want to do, be whoever you want to be.¬ù
This quite-frankly terrific new release is no less idealistic. But dont just take our word for it, take theirs: ?ìTeenage Sky is centred around adolescent relationships; not focusing on the age of a person, but the personality. It portrays a person wanting to get away from their ordinary situation to find complete bliss, but still being able to take what they want with them and therefore, having the best of both worlds. The teenage years are stereotypically care free and the sky holds the path to the places we want to go¬¶¬ù