AFTER A SUCCESSFUL SUPPORT TOUR ACCROSS UK AND EUROPE WITH KING KRULE, FILTHY BOY SHARE THEIR LYRIC VIDEO FOR “IN THE NAME OF” VIA GIGWISE
THE FOUR PIECE ANNOUNCE LIVE DATES FOR JANUARY AND FEBRUARY
Fresh off the back of a hugely successful UK and European support tour with King Krule and a packed out show at London’s The Lexington in December, Peckham’s Filthy Boy share their lyric video for “In The Name Of.” The band also announce a string of UK dates for this January and February, which sees them start at Manchester’s The Castle on January 27th and ends at a free London show at The Ivy House in Nunhead on February 7th (see below for full dates).
Frontman Paraic Morrissey and his bass playing twin brother Michael have married their dark and intelligent storytelling with a macabre and shadowy lyric video. Such videos are usually only generated by rap and pop stars, but Filthy Boy are not ones to stick to convention.
WATCH: “IN THE NAME OF” (LYRIC VIDEO) –
The twins are no strangers to filmmaking having directed King Krule’s videos for “Rock Bottom” and “Octopus.” He liked them so much he invited the band to be main support at his recent UK and European tour.
Filthy Boy have also supported the likes of Palma Violets, Charlie Boyer & The Voyeurs and TOY and spent last summer playing festivals, such as End of the Road and Bestival.
The four-piece have made a name for their quintessentially British brand of songwriting; dark humoured, flamboyant and cocksure, but also withdrawn, understated, even vulnerable. They signed to Stranger Records at the end of 2012 and recorded debut album Smile That Won’t Go Down in less than a week at Edwyn Collins’ West Heath Studio. It was released in April 2013 to critical acclaim. Laced with romance and intrigue, stories don’t finish as expected, there’s drama, suggestion and blurred boundaries between innocence and murky darkness.
FILTHY BOY ARE: Paraic Morrissey (lead vocals, guitar), Harry Weskin (guitar, vocals), Michael Morrissey (bass, vocals) and Ed Bernez (drums).
27th – Manchester, The Castle
28th – Glasgow, Broadcast
29th – Newcastle Upon Tyne, The Head Of Steam
30th – Liverpool, The Shipping Forecast
31st – Leeds, Cockpit 3
1st – Brighton, Bermuda Triangle
7th – London, The Ivy House Nunhead (free show)
PRAISE FOR FILTHY BOY:
‘literate, louche alt-rock’ – Guardian
‘a dark heart plucked straight from the Nick Cave School of Indecency.’ – NME
‘South Londoners indie sophisticates with a net curtain-twitching touch for the scandalous and the sordid.’ – Q
‘these literate scally-wags neatly reproduce the Pixies’ dark eroticism, Morrissey’s erudite cheek and Nick Cave’s unhinged fantasies.’ – The Fly
‘On the band’s debut album ‘Smile That Won’t Go Down’ you’ll find traces of Nick Cave, Hank Marvin, Tom Waits, Alex Kapranos and Edwyn Collins… But their twangy guitars, rumbling drums and Paraic’s baritone crooning – often in the character of a deranged stalker – do set them apart.’ – Time Out
“They’re the closest thing in years to the BIRTHDAY PARTY.” – Louder Than War