Post War Glamour Girls have revealed the video for their latest single Jazz Funerals. Directed by Jack Chute and featuring the actor James Sobol Kelley. It breaths new life into the lyrics. The video is available to view below.
In the last 12 months Post War Glamour Girls have built up a formidable reputation within Leeds ever creative music scene. Timeless in their approach, they spit desolate, often surreal narratives over literate rock and roll foundations, pitched somewhere between The Birthday Party if they’d hailed from England’s industrial North and the Smiths if their dissatisfaction had boiled over. Their energy and conviction mark them out as a band people can truly believe in.
This double A side single captures a young, fiercely intelligent band in their ugly element. ‘Jazz Funerals’ explores the fear of death and how we (individually and culturally) deal with the inevitable. In typical Post War Glamour Girls’ twisted style, it starts out with frontman James Smith envisioning his conception via “Some unforgettable action, In the back of a Datsun” before requesting that when he finally does meet his demise, his co-workers “Scatter his ashes by the coffee machine”. ‘Johnny and Mary’ is a beautiful succinct take on the Robert Palmer classic, taking its infectious synth melody and re-imagining it as a broken and gnarled fuzz guitar line. A fine tribute to a pop icon 10 years after his death.
DATES So Far
23rd March -Birthdays, London w/ Grass House (Stage time roughly 9pm) FREE ENTRY
29th April – Cardiff – Undertone
30th April – London – The Waiting Room
2nd May – Leamington Spa, Zephyr Lounge
3rd May – The Head Of Steam, Newcastle w/ PINS (Stage time 9:15pm)
4th May- Live at Leed
5th May – Sounds From The Other City, The Cresent, Manchester
10th May – Wakefield – Velvet
12th May – Utrect – Ekko w/I Like Trains
13th May – Paris – La’Flech D’or w/I Like Trains
15th May – Tilburg – 013
16th May – Duisberg – Grammatikoff
24th May – Halifax, Arden Road Social Club
8th June – Long Division, Royal Theatre, Wakefield
Jazz Funerals is out on ILR 15th April. Limited Heavy Weight hand numbered vinyl. Each vinyl will also include part 1 of a postcard set to be included with all singles from the debut album.