With the release of their behemoth 111-song, debut album under their belt, anti-folk mavericks Quiet Marauder unleash their latest single on April 21st as a FREE download. Wake Up Bono is taken from Volume 3 of MEN and combines maniacal levels of joy with undertones of sinister skullduggery in relation to the U2 frontman. The band explain the ideas behind the track and video:
"This song falls within a broader pool of tracks concerning society’s fascination with popular culture and its icons. In terms of the album it comes at a time when the male identity is questing for stability by aligning with cultural heroes. Ultimately, the reliance on distant celebrities proves unsatisfactory and sometimes unhealthy. The video tries to illustrate this by having us artistically disembowelling Bono, who seems to exist at a curious love-hate precipice in our shared psyche"
Wake Up Bono will be available for streaming and download from the Bubblewrap Collective SoundCloud
The music video, filmed by On-Par Productions, is already available on Quiet Marauder’s YouTube Channel https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5Bm8OYgvNw
Little Eris releases ‘Wreck n Rollin’ through Original Human Records on 1st May 2014.
Set against the backdrop of austerity in the UK, South Wales’ unique multimedia artist Little Eris hits back with Wreck n Rollin, an unstoppably rocking power pop anthem that’s heart beats with a social conscience.
“A punk gymnast of a song” Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales
‘Wreck n Rollin’ was produced with Charlie Hoskyns and mastered by Topfloor Studios in London. It’s the second official Little Eris(aka Bronwen Davies, former vocalist and bass player with Freaky Fortnight) release through Original Human records, it’s the follow up to her 2012 wondrous synth pop debut ‘So Many Nights’. Wreck n Rollin will be available on 1st May 2014 through all the main digital distributors. Pre-orders will be available through itunes from 3rd April .
Wreck n Rollin is accompanied by a 2 minute 20 second action packed mini B-movie complete with Men in Black, flying saucers and stars like TV actress / model Holly Rivers and Anthony Burns actor/model and Big Brother 13 Wildcard. The video was directed and edited by Alistair Parkhurst, head of Cardiff Independent Film Festival. Filmed on location in Cwmaman, near Aberdare and at the Wells Hotel in Cardiff in the studio of the late Kim Fielding of Tactile Bosch. The Boss scene was filmed in the home office of Welsh broadcaster Nia Medi.
Little Eris has been on the scene since 2008 she previously released a 13 track debut album “Molecules R Us” comprising a collection of demos available as a free download in the spirit of providing music for the masses and to circumvent the credit crunch, which was also released as limited edition CDs featuring personalised DIY artwork. She has shared the stage with Viv Albertine of the Slits, and toured the UK with The Great Wreck and Roll Cirkus alongside festival veterans Here & Now and Eat Static.
Little Eris next live dates are
17th May at the Lady Rave, The Moon Club, Cardiff
27th May at How the Light Gets In, Hay on Wye
"Little Eris - South Wales’ homegrown electro pop miracle, a sparkling glitch fairy of the urban woods" - The Sprout