Vulgarians Share new single ‘Of Humdrum Consumption’

New EP, Almost-Instinct, Almost True out May 5th

Hull’s Vulgarians are sharing their thunderous new single ‘Of Humdrum Consumption’ – the second track to be taken from their new EP titled Almost-Instinct, Almost True due out on May 5th 2017.  Produced by MJ of Hookworms (TRAAMS, Eagulls, Pulled Apart By Horses), the EP is to be closely trailed with a full UK headline tour (full dates below) throughout May taking into account a date at London’s Old Blue Last on May 23rd. 

Speaking about ‘Of Humdrum Consumption’ frontman Ryan Wilson-Preen says; “In many ways the song sounds more typical of an earlier Vulgarians’ track in regard to the discordant feedback but shows an indication that we’ve moved forward and can write something more. We’ve finally allowed our Krautrock fascination to be absorbed into a new, vulgar life.”

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Release video for ‘Hands Around The Waste’ watch here 

Announce homecoming show: Hull, Polar Bear – May 26 2017 


Hull’s Vulgarians are sharing the video for their new single ‘Hands Around The Waste’. Directed, produced and edited by  Aidan Razzall of Weirds through Breeding Ground Films, this mesmeric video precedes their new EP titled Almost-Instinct, Almost True,  produced by MJ of Hookworms and due out on May 5th 2017. Alongside the new video, Vulgarians have confirmed details for a  homecoming show at Hull’s Polar Bear on May 26th, which completes a string of previously announced UK headline dates (full details below). Speaking about the video, drummer Connor Cheesman says: “With ‘Hands Around The Waste’, we always felt it had a real jazzy, disco feel in parts, which really is a totally foreign world for us. I mean, it still has that heavy punch to it, but it was sonically something we certainly hadn’t touched on before. With that in mind, we wanted the video to reciprocate that feel. So, we present to you… ‘Steve Dream’. A perverted 70s hypnotherapist.”

Following a chance encounter after a gig at Brudenell Social Club last year, Hookworms’ frontman MJ invited Vulgarians to record their next EP at his Suburban Home studio in Leeds, also offering up his production services. Speaking about working with MJ, Vulgarians’ frontman Ryan Wilson-Preen says: “We’re all really big fans of his work with Hookworms and he’s also produced many of our favourite records. We knew he could certainly add his experience, but also bring his music knowledge to the table.”


Headline tour:
May 10th - Headrow House, Leeds
May 11th - Soup Kitchen, Manchester
May 12th - Picture House, Sheffield
May 13th - The Priory, Glasgow
May 16th - Full Moon Club, Cardiff
May 22nd - Crofter’s Rights, Bristol
May 23rd - Old Blue Last, London
May 26th - Polar Bear, Hull
May 27th - Rock City Basement, Nottingham

Vulgarians announce details of new EP, release new track 'Hands Around The Waste'

The Wytches-approved post punks, Vulgarians have announced details of a new EP, Almost-Instinct, Almost True(due out May 5th), which has been produced by Hookworms' MJ.

Inspired by a strange encounter with a taxi driver, 'Hands Around The Waste' typifies the heavier groove the band sought for Almost-Instinct, Almost True (whose title references Philip Larkin).

The new EP was recorded with Hookworms' MJ (also behind Drenge, Eagulls & Pulled Apart By Horses records), after he offered up both his production skills & Suburban Home studio following a chance encounter with the band. Vulgarians head out on tour supporting The Wytches at the end of February, with a headline UK tour. 

 

The 8-date tour (dates below) is set to showcase music from their upcoming EP titled Almost-Instinct, Almost True. Produced by MJ of Hookworms, the man behind TRAAMS, Pulled Apart By Horses and Eagulls – the EP is set to be released on May 5th. 

Headline dates:
May 10th - Headrow House, Leeds
May 11th - Soup Kitchen, Manchester
May 12th - Picture House, Sheffield
May 13th - The Priory, Glasgow
May 16th - Full Moon Club, Cardiff
May 22nd - Crofter’s Rights, Bristol
May 23rd - Old Blue Last, London
May 27th - Rock City Basement, Nottingham

 

Following a chance encounter after a gig at Brudenell Social Club last year, Hookworms’ frontman MJ invited Vulgarians to record their next EP at his Suburban Home studio in Leeds, also offering up his production services. Speaking about working with MJ, Vulgarians’ frontman Ryan Wilson-Preen says: “We’re all really big fans of his work with Hookworms and he’s also produced many of our favourite records. We knew he could certainly add his experience, but also bring his music knowledge to the table.”

Taking its title from work by Hull poet Philip Larkin, Almost-instinct, Almost True finds Vulgarians in their most pulse-quickening but focused form, demonstrating a marked progression in sound from their previous release. There is a heftier emphasis upon the bass and groove within songs; bassist Jodie Smith and drummer Connor Cheesman find a progressed alliance in the rhythm section that plays into Vulgarians' newly found sleaze. Whilst shades of the Morphine, Sonic Youth and Jesus and Mary Chain records which soundtracked the writing of Life’s Successful Death still show, Almost-Instinct, Almost True is driven by the same barbed energy propelling influences from Rowland S. Howard, PiL and Iggy Pop. Hands Around The Waste’ is the finest example of Vulgarians’ musical and lyrical dynamic. Split down the middle in two contrasting demeanours, the song finds the humour in a taxi drivers’ dark stories, incongruously mixing monumental choruses with sparse verses.

Since forming from the remains of various other previous bands, Vulgarians have since gained fan support from The Wytches, Baby In Vain and Weirds, with The Wytches personally inviting Vulgarians to be their tour support in late 2015. Prior to the release of Life’s Successful Death last year, the group were asked by 6Music’s Steve Lamacq to perform on the BBC Introducing Stage at The Great Escape, ahead of their first headline tour through summer. From there the band have gone on to support the likes of Happy Meal Ltd, Kagoule, TRAAMS, Gang and Weirds.

EP Tracklisting
1. Of Humdrum Consumption
2. Career Dietary 
3. Hands Around The Waste

 

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