Release: Strangers Announce New Single Through Killing Moon Records
We’re pleased as punch to announce that our good buddies and dark pop overlords [STRANGERS] will be releasing a double-A side single It Was A Sin / If I Found Love on 4th July 2011 (or Independence Day to our American readers, and/or fans of Will Smith and Jeff Goldblum – and let’s face it, who isn’t?). We’re even more pleased than punch to reveal to y’all that this will be a vinyl-only (limited to 300) release via our label wing/wang, Killing Moon Records, and will be buyable from all good indie record stores in London; while for the rest of you guys who want a piece and don’t happen to be in or around London, this will be available through our Bigcartel store. It is now available for pre-order.
For those of you who don’t know who [STRANGERS] are, allow us to bring you up to speed. [STRANGERS] is the dark-pop brainchild of prolific songwriter David Maddox-Jones, previously singer and guitarist for Parlophone-signees The Departure. Saturated with a love of dark synths, huge pounding 80’s pop rhythms and arena-enthralling choruses, Maddox-Jones teamed up with stalwart mixer /producer Glen Nicholls (The Prodigy, Depeche Mode, UNKLE, Snow Patrol, Everything Everything, White Lies, Ladyhawke, Mylo, Armand Van Helden) in late 2010. And so, with the addition of band mates Raife Hacking and Piers Sherwood-Roberts, [STRANGERS] was born. Fast-forward to 2011, and this little effort started creeping up on blogs and music sites hither and thither, plus some spins on a number of radio stations…[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WJWcMBiqIao&feature=related]
Strangers – In Chaos (Paper Crows Remix)
Shows are currently being put together and will be announced in two shakes of a lamb’s tail. For Londoners who want a cheeky preview of the tracks, the band are playing My Band’s Better Than Your Band Presents… at The Bull & Gate on 7th June (that’s this Tuesday kids). Alternatively, you can have a look at the video for It Was A Sin below, shot in David Maddox-Jones’ local, the Tooting Tram & Social, or a trippy ass train effort for If I Found Love. Or hell, do all three, that’d be pretty good.[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vPsQHLexWsA] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl7ocZ7oxhY&feature=related]
Oh, and that’s not all. Remixer-extraordinaire Forgold (Foe, The Wanted, The Milk, Pete Lawrie) has done gone his thing to It Was A Sin, which is available for free download from our MPFree section. So, like, go geddit.