CHEAP MEAT announce release show for ‘The Parts That Show’ EP
in London on March 10th!
London trio CHEAP MEAT release their debut EP, ‘The Parts That Show’, on March 4th on Hassle Records. To celebrate, the band will play a free release show at The Black Heart in Camden, London on March 10th.
You can now listen to the EP’s title track here:
Coronation Street won’t have been the catalyst for many rock bands in the annals of Rock N Roll History, but when Ross Drummond (Vocals and Guitar) met Matt Rebeiro (Drums) at a Pub Quiz hosted by ex-Coronation Street Star Martin Hancock, they’d finally met someone who – as their friends put it – ‘liked the same bad music’.
Over a summer of listening to punk rock albums, watching wrestling and hosting ‘Casual BBQ club’ (their semi regular, totally casual BBQ cook-out) Ross and Matt laid the blueprint for Cheap Meat.
That blueprint is evident on their debut EP, ‘The Parts That Show’. Opening with the title track, it’s the perfect introduction to the band: crunching guitars, pounding drums, clever lyrical hooks and the occasional face melting solo.
CHEAP MEAT – ‘Sweetness, Take Me Back’
Cheap Meat live is where the smackdown truly gets laid. Support slots with My Chemical Romance’s Frank Iero, to hanging out with British DIY kings Tellison, a Cheap Meat show is above all things fun. “We want to be the band that makes you want to be in a band’ not to mention a lesson in arts and crafts, with homemade ‘zines that the band write, print and fold themselves.
“I spent most of my teenage years growing my hair out and trying to be a bit Paul Simon and a bit Elliott Smith, but I would say silly things between songs and kill the vibe… then I decided I wanted to be a stand up comedian and ended up doing Improv but I missed playing guitar. When Matt and I started playing songs together, I remembered that you’re supposed to have fun.” says Ross. Matt backs this up, acknowledging that “you don’t hear many drummers talk during a live show, but I guess my time spent as a radio DJ has left me with a motor mouth. I think it was important to us to interact on stage and for it to be natural, like you’re just hanging out with us”.
On a mission to bring back the power trio “We all grew up on a steady diet of The Police, Hüsker Dü, Nirvana and Green Day.” Cheap Meat is a blend of very distinct personalities: from Ross’ quick-fire tongue, to Matt’s goofy disposition and Pete’s easy-going style. You’ll find each of them extolling the virtues of their own influences – Ross’ love of intense singer-songwriters; Pete’s dabblings in electronica; and Matt’s 90’s So-Cal energy. Whilst the guys acknowledge that “With our different backgrounds, the three of us probably wouldn’t have ever hung out at school”, they see this as a positive remarking “we’re better for it now”.
PRE-ORDER ‘THE PARTS THAT SHOW’ HERE: