Sunday, 8 September 2013

Dick Venom & The Terrortones "Invasion Of The Spider Queen" New 7" Single Out on September 09th

Tomorrow, September 09th, Dick Venom & The Terrortones unleash their brand new 7" Vinyl Single and download on Jailhouse Morgue Records entitled "Invasion of The Spider Queen/Planet of The Honeyfuzz". It's a glorious slice of sleazy primal Rock 'n' Roll that chews up no end of Trashy genres and references and spits them out in their own inimitable style. In a way they remind me of Jonny Cola & The A-Grades in the fact that are taking theatrical Glam, with a slightly seedy underbelly, and twisting it into a thoroughly modern sound that blazes a colourful and exciting trail through the current alternative music scene. From the misleading Doo-Wop harmonies of the title track which are rudely ripped aside by a blast of guitar and thundering bass, powered along on a massive riff as big as the giant spiders that are chasing Dick throughout the song. "Planet of The Honeyfuzz" has another trademark bass riff, something that I really love about the band, and Dick's impressively twisted monster crooning is at it's best, almost making Lux Interior seem like Aled Jones! But although it's The Cramps and early 80's Psychobilly of The Meteors and Sting-Rays that remain the Terrortones blueprint, there is a far heavier Rockier influence that conjures up the tongue in cheek antics of Zodiac Mindwarp and Monster Magnet and again pushes the boundaries of those pesky genres.

Here's some other comments on the band...

“The true future sound of Rockabilly/Psychobilly return with their sharpest, most playful and most deliciously sleazy single to date". (Penny Black Music)

"In the cool snarl and croon of Dick Venom’s vocals and the hard punch-drunk crunch of Wrex St.Clair’s bass, and with Hurricane Valley and SugarBeats on-side (guitar/drums respectively), imagine The Cramps, Stray Cats, New York Dolls, The Damned, or the Ramones souls stolen and reincarnated in Psychobilly”. (Rock The North).

"For just over three years Dick Venom & Co. have toured the UK alongside The Meteors, Bad For Lazarus, Demented Are Go and Vince Ripper (ex-Alien Sex Fiend), serving up slices of “irresistible, hypnotic and honest graveyard rock ‘n’ roll” (Ringmaster Reviews) in “hedonistic, hot-rod three-minute anthems” (Steve Beebee).

You can download the single from iTunes or Amazon or order the 7" (complete with comic book) from the band's official web-site or Jailhouse Morgue Records.

We played Dick Venom on the very first Retrosonic Podcast which you can check out here...

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