So legendary producer Richard Formby (Wild Beasts, Ghostpoet, Darkstar) has just remixed Post War Glamour Girls track ‘Cannonball Villages’ into a sprawling 12min remix and we’d love to hear what you think to this version of the track.
The Leeds 4-piece Post War Glamour Girls just released their second album this month, having already won themselves plaudits from the likes of NME, Clash Magazine, The Line of Best Fit, The 405, Artrocker, performed on the Radio1 / NME stage at the Reading and Leeds Festivals, at Beacons, Long Division and Live At Leeds, on the NME New Breed Tour, and were a recent BBC 6music ‘Band of The Week’.
‘Cannonball Villages’ (Richard Formby remix)
RICHARD FORMBY REMIXES POST WAR GLAMOUR GIRLS ‘CANNONBALL VILLAGES’ – DEBUT ALBUM OUT NOW
“Post War Glamour Girls have an energy, an intelligence which marks them out.”
“PWGG have sculpted not just a great record, but an important one”
“A cinematic, macabre and theatrical twist on stygian post-punk”
The Line Of Best Fit
Having won themselves a huge reputation over the past year following the release of their acclaimed and outstanding album ‘Pink Fur’, Post War Glamour Girls returned with their new album ‘Feeling Strange’ this Autumn, and legendary producer Richard Formby has also now stepped in to remix their track ‘Cannonball Villages’.
Recalling the likes of The Pixies and Wild Beasts with vocals evocative of Nick Cave crossed with Mark E Smith (if they had hailed from Yorkshire), the four-piece from Leeds have continued to showcase an innate knack for creating intricately layered and intelligent compositions with a theatrical edge.
And while the mainstream has noticed, with the band receiving heavy support from Clash Magazine, DIY, The 405, The Line Of Best Fit, and being invited to perform on the NME/BBC Radio 1 stages at the Reading and Leeds festivals, it’s the incredible amount of underground fan-driven support that has marked Post War Glamour Girls out as a major band to watch.
The past year saw the band tour extensively, with lauded performances on the NME New Breed Tour, main-stage festival slots at Beacons, Long Division, Live at Leeds and Tramlines, as well as a return to the Leeds Festival to open the Dance To The Radio stage alongside Superfood, Honeyblood and Toy.
The four-piece also found time to hook up with the Too Pure label for a limited edition double-A side single that saw Post War Glamour Girls snapped up as Steve Lamacq’s BBC 6Music ‘Band of The Week’ and further cemented their widespread appeal.
The new album ‘Feeling Strange’ sees the band marrying their expansive left-field sensibilities with a more honed and focused approach to both structure and repetition. Lyrically, the themes are as abstract and abrasive as ever, with drawled defeatist lines that carry the band into a more playful (and often paranoid) territory than heard on their debut ‘Pink Fur’. It’s an exciting new direction and one that reinforces Post War Glamour Girls reputation as one of most exciting and inventive new acts out there.
“It’s a record about government, war, poverty, injustice and all that shit you read about and hear about every single day. It’s a record about feeling guilt and shame for things we are not personally responsible for, and of almost admitting defeat” explains James from the group.
‘Feeling Strange’ is out now through Hide & Seek Records from all good digital stores on strictly limited edition formats from http://postwarglamourgirls.com/album/feeling-strange-parts-1-and-2
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