UK’s GREAT CYNICS TO RELEASE NEW EP IN THE VALLEY FEBRUARY 28, 2012 ON KIND OF LIKE RECORDS

By on February 13, 2012

FIRST SINGLE “IN THE VALLEY” PREMIERES
ON BBC’S RADIO 1 PUNK SHOW WITH MIKE DAVIES
SINGLE AND UNOFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “IN THE VALLEY”
NOW STREAMING ONLINE, PRE-ORDER UP

The UK’s GREAT CYNICS will release their latest EP, In the Valley on Kind of Like Records onFebruary 28, 2012. Yesterday, the first single from the EP, also titled “In the Valley” premiered with Mike Davies on the BBC’s Radio 1 Punk Show. The show is currently streaming online athttp://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01bl2jz . An unofficial video for the song as well as pre-order information and more on Great Cynics can be seen at http://greatcynics.com/. Pre-orders can be made at http://kindoflikerecords.storenvy.com/products/255801-great-cynics-in-the-valley-7-pre-order for those in the US and http://bnqt.co/KOL107 for those in the UK.

While the band started with just Giles Bidder (guitar/vocals) playing and touring solo on acoustic guitar, it grew to include Bob Barrett (drums) andIona Cairns (bass) in order to fully realize the potential of the music Bidder created. “When I was playing solo, there were some songs I recorded in a friend’s bedroom at his parents’ house a couple of years ago – with one acoustic guitar, no overdubs – that I didn’t want to get lost in the years,” says Bidder. “So we took them into the studio and hammered them out as a band.” All of the songs have been previously released acoustically under the name Cynics, and originally appeared on the Stones I’ve Thrown EP and a split with the band WeGrowBeards.



Great Cynics burst onto the radar with the June 2011 release of their debut album Don’t Need Much on Kind of LIke Records in the US and Household Name Records in the UK. AOL Music heralded the band’s “punk and pop teeth on this debut record, full of brash sing-along choruses,” while Big Cheese Magazine called the album “a confident and accomplished debut”. During the Fall of 2011, Great Cynics travelled to the US to play a much anticipated set at Gainesville’s The Fest 10alongside a handful of East Coast dates. Of late, the band has toured the UK and has scheduled several upcoming UK tour dates with Crazy Arm, Apologies, I Have None, and Los Broncos (tour dates below).
Great Cynics is Giles Bidder (vocals/guitar), Bob Barrett (drums) and Iona Cairns (bass).

TOUR DATES* = w/ Crazy Arm, Apologies, I Have None 
2/29 – Plymouth @ White Rabbit*
3/1 – Bristol @ The Croft*
3/2 – Brighton @ The Hydrant*
3/3 – Leicester @ Firebug*
3/4 – Kingston – Fighting Cocks*
3/5 – Norwich @ Karma Cafe*
3/8 – Exeter @ Cavern
3/9 – Nottingham @ The Old Angel Inn
3/10 – London @ New Cross Inn
3/17 – Manchester @ ManchFESTer at Kraak Gallery

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