”Really rather odd, this barmy little trot – and you know, sometimes that’s enough. A damn sight more entertaining than all the NME haircut bands put together.” http://rocksucker.co.uk/2014/02/the-best-of-this-weeks-singles-gruff-rhys-edward-sharpe-cut-copy-and-more.html
Following the worldwide release of their critically acclaimed, widely adored and mammoth debut album, MEN, Quiet Marauder press on by releasing second single, Accidental Voyeur on 24th February 2014 through Bubblewrap Collective.
Combining the ceaseless, nuclear songwriting energy of Simon M. Read and Jonathan Day, the Cardiff-based collective of musicians conjoin to all contribute flourishes of cornet, melodica, guitar, piano and kitchen utensil percussion. Accidental Voyeur showcases the band’s creepier side, narrating the obsessive behaviour of a curious neighbour who falls in love with the female subject of his voyeurism.
Quiet Marauder explain the slightly dark ideas behind the track:
"A lot of the songs on the MEN album deal with slightly twisted versions of love that people convince themselves are normal. Spying on neighbours getting undressed is obviously creepy. But, when caught in the moment, there’s an undeniable romance contained in that obsession too, we think, weird as that sounds"
Accidental Voyeur will be available to download at entirely no cost from the Bubblewrap Collective SoundCloud
"Like a hippified Kunt And The Gang in a 1969 timewarp. Or Adam & Joe forming a Syd Barrett tribute band" Bizarre Magazine
"Quiet Marauder master and monster musical genres at will" Unpeeled Magazine
"Welsh music tends to produce mavericks, eccentrics…oddballs. Think Gruff Rhys, for instance, or reaching further back the frenzied adventures of Datblygu. Well, now we can add Welsh group Quiet Marauder to that list." Clash Magazine
"Like nothing you’ve ever heard before" The 405
To watch the video for Accidental Voyeur, click here
South Wales anti-pop hero John MOuse recently launched a Kickstarter project to help fund the release his band’s 4th Album “I Was A Goalkeeper” it ends on March 10th. Valleys born anti-pop hero JohnMOuse aka John Davies is looking for fan funding to help his band record and release his fourth album ‘I Was A Goalkeeper’, the lead single is a duet featuring Gareth Los Campesinos!
Here is a teaser of what the album could sound like with your support:
If you would like to support this project then please visithttp://kck.st/1d2yslh
‘I Was a Goalkeeper’ will be John Davies’s fourth album in all, his first came under the monniker of JT Mouse, whilst his last release under the John Mouse banner came in 2010 with the critically acclaimed album “Humber Dogger Forties”. An excellent individual pop album that featured witty lyrical tales of gay incestual love duets, postpartum sex (or lack of it), a flashing 10 year old sister, crimes of passion and entrapment, all flowing from the foolish dreams of a young boy, who wants his parents to stay married until he is 18. John MOuse has been described as the following: “The Welsh Beck, “Kurt Wagner with sexual issues” and “a cross between a more aggressive Art Brut, and a less funny Half Man Half Biscuit.” In the past few years John Mouse has supported everyone from Future of the Left, Dingus Khan, Los Campesinos and Latch.
John MOuse will play Green Man Festival 2014 this Summer.
Here’s what John says about the project;
'It's been a long slog, “Humber Dogger Forties” was released back in 2010 and since then we have demo'd over 50 tracks. We have finally whittled that down to what we think is a great album. We have invested 4 years of time and money into writing and recording this album, but now we need your help. The final push to get this album released. We need to raise a further £1150 pounds to master, mix, duplicate and promote the album. In reality, we need more than that, but that's what we think would get us over the line.
If you were thinking about buying this album when it came out, then please just think of it this way, it’s just like buying an advance copy, and it means we can release it. There are different levels of rewards, you can pledge as little as £1, which will get you a digital download of a selected album track, £7 for an advance copy of the album, and the top level is £800 to get the full band to play anywhere you like!
We have just been announced to play this years Green Man Festival, and would love to get the album out before playing this festival.
Thank you for your support’
Here is the link if you would like to support this project:
"MEN is basically a surreal comedy series, blending Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band and Mighty Boosh. Epic in both stature and execution."http://www.shout4music.com/features/quiet-marauder-men
"Featuring a flood of other guest artists in its midst, whether you can listen to the album in one swoop is debatable as at times repetitions of melodies and rhythmic sculpting is apparent to temper the effect of some, but you can certainly shape a vast array of different playlists to enjoy from its admittedly surprising excellence to only enjoy without restraint. At the start you cannot help expecting plenty of flab and flannel in an album of so many tracks but Quiet Marauder soon and constantly set those thoughts straight. A brilliant album…still not sure but an unreservedly enjoyable one there is no question and the easiest of recommendations to make.”http://ringmasterreviewintroduces.wordpress.com/2014/01/24/quiet-marauder-men/