Dave McCabe & The Ramifications
Former Zutons frontman unveils first track from his new project
Former Zutons frontman Dave McCabe has announced details of the release of the first track from his new project Dave McCabe & The Ramifications.
‘Time & Place’, taken from his as yet unannounced debut album, is accompanied by a ‘lo-fi sci-fi’ video shot in north Wales and on the Wirral and directed by Scott Jones (sleeve designer for the likes of Arctic Monkeys, The Coral and The Zutons).
The track was recorded during the album sessions at Ape Studios on the Wirral with production team Viktor Voltage and Mr Chop. Having recently signed with 1965 Records, the album will be released later this year.
Commenting on the signing of Dave, James Endeacott, head of 1965 said:
“When I heard the new Dave McCabe album I was transported into space and came back a better man. I’ve known Dave for several years now and the thought of working with him makes me realize that 1965 Records really are going to Unlock Your Mind this year…strap yourself in and get ready for the trip.”
Talking about the new track McCabe says, “I wanted to do something that wasn’t a guitar record. There’s loads of music I’ve always been into, things like Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode, Human League, more electronic stuff that was totally different to what we did in the Zutons. I wanted to do my own version of a Grand Theft Auto soundtrack basically.”
Inspired by McCabe’s love of DC Comics and the writings of Philip K Dick the forthcoming album tells a story, McCabe says “I started writing a bunch of songs that all worked around this theme, this story. It’s about a fella who falls in love with a robot, but after a while he realizes that he actually needs some real human contact. Its scary man, you look at the way technology is going then you look at the way humanity is going and it’s like technology is going to start edging ahead of us and be more advanced than we are as humans.”
Dave McCabe & The Ramifications will be playing the following shows:
20th London Electrowerkz
23rd Manchester Deaf Institute
24th Liverpool Sound City
Tickets for the London and Manchester shows go on sale this Friday (20th) at 9.00am from: http://www.gigsandtours.com/tour/dave-mccabe
Liverpool Sound City tickets are on sale now from: http://www.liverpoolsoundcity.co.uk/tickets