26th January sees our release and distribution of two EPs by Buxton based electronic punk duo The Strays.
With a lo-fi DIY beat driven attack the duo of Johnny (beats, guitars) and Georgie (vocals) Stray take no prisoners, with a venomous attack on the establishment, politics and the darker nooks and crannies of the music and entertainment industry. The sound is raw, the love child of Suicide and The Ramones if said child had been brought up in the industrial North West of the UK. There is punk, there is pop, there is electronica and there is a mutant form of dance/disco all in play at various times.
With positive reviews flying out of the internet already we predict that these guys are destined for something special with their heavy touring schedule and growing fan bases in the East Midlands and North West.
We release their first two eps “Explicit Content” and “Never Tweet Your Heroes”.
Both have been previously self released on Bandcamp but we are taking on the distribution chores for the band with releases via Spotify, I Tunes, Amazon, Apple Music and many more digital platforms, plus inclusion in the German Shepherd Bandcamp pages.
Videos are in production at the moment and should be released next month.
Because the band can use some rather anglo saxon language at times we have provided safe radio edits of a selection of songs from both eps for our chums in DJ land.
Here is a soundcloud clip for Gone In The Head
There is a bonus track on Explicit Content – the previously unreleased “Be Seen Not Heard” which is exclusive to the German Shepherd release.
FACEBOOK – www.facebook.com/thestraysofficial/
The boys have a number of gigs coming up…..
26th January – The Mulberry Tavern, Sheffield
3rd February – The Globe, Glossop
4th February – Fab Cafe, Manchester
11th February –The Bunny Hop, Heanor
16th February – The Mulberry Tavern, Sheffield
24th March – The Crown Inn, Heanor
15th April – Dublin Castle, London
19th April – The Peer Hat Manchester
2nd June – The Station Hotel, Ashton U Lyne
Mind Noise Network
unique, upbeat and downright weird songs.
The Strays are well worth less than 20 minutes of your time and the price of a pint to give them some support and to encourage them to continue their attack on the sort of targets that need calling out.
……..five songs in 14 minutes demonstrates the Ramones like efficiency of the bands output and their joyful application of their craft which marries clever and often politically astute lyrics with crisp punk-electronica.