Following on from their acclaimed Planet Sound (R.I.P) revered 2009 album Beginning. Middle. End, UK south coast folk rockers The B of the Bang return with a new EP. Art Deco is a limited edition, numbered and hand-packaged four track EP that will only be available on the bands tour which starts today and calls at London, Cambridge, Preston, Liverpool, Newcastle, Portsmouth and finishes at The Hope in Brighton on the 9th of April. You can listen to one of the tracks from the EP, the Gallic sounding Film Noir exclusively below (until the band put the track up on their Myspace that is). With a virtually new line up of musicians, the song represents a significant departure for the group in so far as it is more upbeat than much of their previous material, complete with “Ooh La La” backing vocals and prominent almost chirpy accordion. However underneath there are still many elements of the trademark B of the Bang sound, from the baritone vocal to the hints of angry guitar noise trying to break out from underneath the wash. It’s all tastefully topped off with the bands knack of writing quality songs with just a little bit of an edge.
Get down to one of the gigs where The B of the Bang will be playing alongside the equally good Dawn Chorus, whose album we gave a big thumbs up earlier this year here and grab a copy of the EP. It could quite possibly be the best thing you do this Easter holiday - certainly better than stuffing chocolate egg in your face.