THE BRUTE CHORUS RELEASE NEW SINGLE, “MY TESTAMENT.”
Premieres on CMJ & First U.S. Show Announced!
“Fucking with convention and going the long way round for delighted results, The Brute Chorus are a journeyman band on a long journey”
– Clash Magazine
The Brute Chorus – My Testament:
Check out the Premiere on CMJ.com
Fans of The Brute Chorus will be delighted to learn that the band have recently premiered their new single My Testament on CMJ on Friday afternoon.
Regulars to the Brute’s exciting live shows will know it as the song that has adorned the end of their sets since last summer, a rapturous last hurrah that brings their show to a triumphant climax.
The single is based on a forgotten blues stomper by an equally forgotten Big Brown & The Gamblers that the boys came across while digging among the racks at Camden’s Sounds That Swing, a mecca for record collectors & rockabilly fanatics. Now augmented with original verses by the band the song finds singer James Steel declaring what should be done with his earthly remains once he’s gone, concluding
‘…and if the grave don’t want me I’ll just wait alone here ’til doomsday…’
Self produced and possessing all the garage qualities of the band’s beloved Dirtbombs or Billy Childish & the Buff Medways this record sees the band dancing their way to oblivion with their most upbeat and jubilant track to date.
My Testament has been released as a free download to coincide with The Brute Chorus’ first visit to America, a short tour beginning in New York at the infamous Piano’s on March 6th, and finishing with the band’s first appearance at the renowned SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas. The band will be having their SXSW party at Studio Private at The Old Shoreditch Station (1 Kingsland Rd) on February 25th in the U.K.
The Brute Chorus are funding this entire American tour themselves, and have literarily ‘begged, borrowed and bankrupted’ themselves to get there, deeming a virtual “passing of the hat” necessary to continue with their plans. The Brute Chorus will exchange small donations for gifts such as autographed records, limited edition Brute SXSW t-shirts – or even perform their raucous, stomping set live at your house! Be sure to warn the neighbors!
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Guitarist/keyboardist Nick Foots had this to say regarding their DIY approach to this amazing opportunity:
“The chance to play SXSW (South by South West) and America is an amazing opportunity for any band and we’re totally blown away to have been invited to play at this year’s festival!
We’ve always felt an affinity with American music and this trip to Austin, Texas gives us our first chance to play in the US and we’d love to make the most of it – by covering as much of the US as we can before our visa’s expire!
Although getting the four of us there will not be a cheap enterprise, we’ve already committed to making it happen and begged, borrowed and bankrupted ourselves!
This is where you can help with any donations to help us show the world…what we can do!”
March 6th – Piano’s , NYC -8pm
March 13th – 18th – SXSW – TBA