Sunday, December 4, 2016

Godfathers return with new music in February

Photo: Sean Robert Howarth
“The Godfathers do not intend to rely on past glories - we can always do it bigger, badder and more beautiful than before,” says the British rock group's vocalist Peter Coyne about their new album A Big Bad Beautiful Noise, due for release Feb. 10 in America via Metropolis Records.

“We'd like to think that The Godfathers have made a very special new album, but we'd very happily let other people make their own judgement on that! I guess it is an artistic triumph of sorts.”

Formed in 1985, The Godfathers busted into the international rock scene with their breakthrough Billboard Top 40 single "Birth School Work Death" (from the 1988 album of the same name) whose video enjoyed heavy rotation on MTV. Numerous seminal singles followed including “Cause I Said So”, “She Gives Me Love”, and "Unreal World" among others.

The band has become increasingly influential in recent years with artists such as Local H and Spoon releasing covers of “Birth School Work Death" and "This Damn Nation" respectively, and modern prog rock band Mars Volta citing The Godfathers’ primal sound as a direct influence on their Noctourniquet album.

"I can honestly say I really am proud of every single song on this record," Coyne states. "We wanted to make a contemporary rock 'n' roll album that kicked like a mule, and I think we've achieved that. Be warned though! A Big Bad Beautiful Noise is a very addictive album and you just might get hooked!"

Among the new songs are "Till My Heart Stops Beating,” “One Good Reason” and "Let’s Get Higher.”

European/UK tour dates:

Dec. 6 Aigli Bar - Serres, Greece
Dec. 7 Giafka - Patras, Greece
Dec. 8 Death Disco, Athens, Greece
Dec. 9 Mylos Club, Thessaloniki, Greece
Dec. 10 Stage Club, Larissa, Greece
Dec. 11 Route 66, Ioannina, Greece

Feb. 9 Westgarth Social Club, Middlesbrough, UK
Feb. 10 Hare & Hounds, Birmingham, UK
Feb. 11 O2 Academy Islington, London, UK

Feb. 16 Cluny 2, Newcastle, UK
Feb. 17 Ivory Blacks, Glasgow, UK
Feb. 18 Trades Club, Hebden Bridge, UK

The Godfathers: Peter Coyne (lead vocals), Steve Crittall (guitar, vocals), Mauro Venegas (guitar, vocals), Tim James (drums, vocals), and Darren Birch (bass, vocals)

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