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The Servant To Release 2nd Single In March



“Imagine a young Liam Gallagher if he’d been raised by Quentin Crisp” (Rocksound)
“The underclass’s very own poet laureate” (The Times)

A difficult one... No doubt…
Sometimes a band can come along and baffle you… confuse your senses… maybe even cloud your judgement… The Servant are such a band… these schizoid art-rock popsters love to play havoc with conventional taste buds owing to a chaotic amalgamation of influences… a meticulous untidiness… and improperly sinister lyrics…

But, like a journalist recently said of one of their high octane live gigs: “The Servant are like the product of some schoolboy larking about with a chemistry set: they're messy, sure, but they go off with one hell of a bang“ (6Music).

But the world is often ironic… unheard of at home, the band is already “making it big” on the continent: Up for Best New Band at the French NRJ Awards (losing to Maroon 5), peaking at number 2 in radio charts and headlining the infamous “Olympia” in Paris; Heavy TV rotation, MTV festival headliners and sold out tours in Italy, not to mention 6 page spread in Vogue (sic); plus high radio play in Finland, Norway and Russia and now also making waves in the US after supplying music for the trailer of cult movie SIN CITY.

As for the UK, after two critically acclaimed mini albums in 2000 and 2001 (“The very edge of sanity never sounded better” (Melody Maker), the first single from their debut album, “Orchestra” made “runner up single of the week” on NME, but remained an alternative pop “hybrid” totally overlooked by UK Radio while inescapable the length and breadth of Europe.

“Liquefy” is a painful love song, a song of utter abandonment and annihilation… as only true love… a once in a lifetime real life experience… or… simply the best pick up line the band could come up with…? That choice is yours to make…

And that is all that can be said… just an honest groove, a heartfelt song… Oh! and 2 wicked b-sides "Jack the ripper / In a century's Time" to shown some breadth.

Out on the 21st of March in all good stores or through www.sonomu.com

Thus… They remain total unknowns in the UK… Shame, my guess is that it is may (not) be for long…

CD Times has reviewed 'Liquefy', which you can read by clicking the following link.

Last updated: 19/04/2018 09:59:27

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