Slinking back into your earshot with a criminally catchy new single, Stockport’s smoothest operators – NO HOT ASHES – unleash their latest cut: “Bad Crowd” from highly anticipated new EP.
You know that crowd hanging around your street that you were warned about, well they want a word with you…
“We are the Bad Crowd and I wonder why I cannot see, I think and drink, talk politics and wonder why I never dream” – No Hot Ashes howl from their soapbox on this empowering and relatable new release.
‘Bad Crowd’ is a rallying cry for the youthquake generation. An anti-anthem that sticks two firm fingers up to the ‘hug-a-hoody’ brigade and all their faux ASBO-associations and cartoonish cliches of what it is to be young and working class in the 21st Century.
Pillowy bass lines plunge and squalling elastic strings snap and tear across this gnarly, nihilistic, groove-ridden grinder of a track. The third and latest single to be taken from the forthcoming ‘Skint Kids Disco’ EP, finds the band never sounding more focused in their vision to break free, nor frustrated with the rat run that is modern Britain.
Listen to the whole EP in full here and now
. Which also featuring warmly received former singles ”Eight Till Late” and the buoyant title track from which the EP takes its name, the band’s latest collection marries their contemporary disco-twisting sound with Taylor’s arch social commentary to deliver their most confident and utterly infectious material to date.
Following a landmark SOLD-OUT show at the 650 capacity Club Academy venue in Manchester, fans will have the chance to catch the band again in 2018 as they announce a crop of new UK dates including a now huge show for the new year at Manchester Academy 2 (31 Mar – now also SOLD OUT) and across the UK throughout March / April, see below:
TOUR DATES 2018:
31st / Academy 2 / Manchester / Headline – SOLD OUT
14th Nambucca / London
19th Chameleon Arts Cafe / Nottingham
20th The Flapper / Birmingham
21st The Cookie / Leicester
26th The Venue / Derby
27th Zanzibar / Liverpool
5th Sound City / Liverpool
6th Hit The North / Newcastle
12th Close Up Festival / London
24th Lending Room / Leeds
2nd Mosborough Festival / Sheffield