Yup! Screaming Mimi
and the Repomen
are releasing a split single together on Phantom Power
on October 23rd. It's on sexy black vinyl and comprises one track from each act - Who Is Louise?
from Screaming Mimi and Trophy
from the RepoMen.
The launch party for the single will be at Bar Matrix
on Friday 20th October
. Both bands will be playing (obviously), and we hope to announce support acts and DJs for this shortly!
Here's the bumph:
'Who Is Louise?' is a fast and frenetic country-tinged stomper which shows just how much they have grown as songwriters since their early days. It is a catchy, sing-a-long race to get to the end of the track, which barely clocks in at 2 minutes, and they don't waste a single second of it. Songs about jilted amnesiacs shouldn't sound so thrilling but this new single is expected to further raise their profile and can only reap yet more of the recognition they deserve. Playing sultry 1950s influenced surf music Screaming Mimi are equally comfortable broadening into heavily country and western based moments... Mimi possess a genuine eclectic sound that can bounce from melancholy to delirium without feeling awkward or laboured.
Sandman Magazine.Hellfire country punk that brings glam handclaps, country-core fuzz-jangled guitars, searing strings and Kirsty MacColl sweet vox to a beautifully strong and strongly beautiful song. If only they were all like this. Bliss.
The Repo's contribution to the split seven-inch is the magnificently dark and relentless 'Trophy': a real Jekyll-and-Hyde affair, lightened momentarily by a haunting guest vocal from Screaming Mimi's Loretta Chantry. The bastard offspring of Manc legends Magazine and Liverpool's Echo & The Bunnymen at their most driving, the initially staccato and menacing "Trophy" quickly descends from brutal beginnings into a rolling and melodic chorus as its story of post-hurricane Katrina New Orleans unfolds. Broody, rhythmic and catchy....isn't this what good pop is all about?This latest EP shows off convincingly another five sides to the Repomen's multi-layered personality... For those looking for something out of the ordinary in their music, the Repomen continue to remain defiantly, boldly different.
Penny Black magazine.The Repomen return with a bit of a stonker of a single that's brassy, guitary and slightly dark round the edges.
- Radio Coma.
You can check out the tracks and pre-order the single NOW from the Phantom Power myspace page:http://www.myspace.com/phantompowerrecords