HOW DARE YOU album out now [Metropolis Records] “It’s all quite marvellous, teaming with flash, trash, hidden treasure and secret pleasure. Flippant and macho – a devastating combination.” CLASSIC ROCK
album song THE LOVELIEST MAN IN TOWN https://soundcloud.com/metropolisrecords/the-lovliest-man-in-town
The US sextet Electric Six are best known for their Top 5 hits ‘Danger!’, ‘High Voltage’ and ‘Gay Bar’ from the early 2000’s, but they have retained a huge fan base and gained many new followers via regular tours ever since. For years the band have gone against the norm, constantly experimenting with different styles and performing eclectic live sets of exuberant and captivating music, while frontman Dick Valentine has proved himself a charismatic compere/master of ceremonies. Sporting musical influences that range from garage rock to disco and new romantic to nu-metal, Electric Six are one of the most original live acts on the circuit.
This late summer tour is the band’s second visit to the UK in 2018 to promote their current album,
‘How Dare You’ (their 13th release), and it includes a number of intimate regional shows.
Dates and ticket info are as follows :
23.08.18 LONDON Nambucca
24.08.18 ABERDARE Jac’s
25.08.18 MILTON KEYNES Craufurd Arms
26.08.18 LEAMINGTON SPA Zephyr Lounge
27.08.18 BRISTOL Fleece
28.08.18 READING Sub89
29.08.18 ASHFORD Junction
30.08.18 BEDFORD Esquires
05.09.18 SHEFFIELD Plug
06.09.18 CHESTER Live Rooms
07.09.18 HEBDEN BRIDGE Trades Club
08.09.18 PRESTON 53 Degrees
09.09.18 LEEDS Brudenell Social Club
Thirteen. It’s a really lucky number. When you turn thirteen you get to have a bar mitzvah.
That’s the definition of lucky. Want another example? If you live on the thirteenth floor of an apartment building, you get to tell people you live on the fourteenth floor, and this allows you to come off like a slightly higher roller. You see where we are going with this? Thirteen is not bad
at all…nay, it’s good!
Name a band that has made thirteen albums besides Sparks. You can’t do it. Now you can.
Electric Six joins the lucky thirteen club with their new release ‘How Dare You’ which is available this October on Metropolis Records. Electric Six has been around a long time now and must be treated with respect, the kind of respect that Sparks gets. As well as
Neil Young. Neil Young probably has thirteen albums come to think of it. Treat us like you
would Sparks and Neil Young. But respect, Electric Six knows, is a two-way street. ‘How Dare You’ is the sound of a rock and roll band respecting its fans, giving them what we have to believe they want. By now, we’ve tried all the approaches to being Electric Six and ‘How Dare You’ is a sampler’s plate of some of the finest approaches.
‘How Dare You’ moves seamlessly from the bouncy and poppy numbers like ‘Arrive Alive’ and ‘She’s A Forgery’ to the brooding and menacing ‘Dark Politics’ and the title track ‘How Dare You’.
Dare we say that E6 ventures into prog rock with relatively complicated numbers like ’The Hotel Mary Chang’ and ‘The Chimes Of Titus’. Does that sound like a band down on its luck? Fuck no.
‘How Dare You’ is a showcase of talents, ideas and dreams and it winds its way through you like a colonoscope that is administered without anaesthesia, ending with the gorgeous alt-country stylings of ‘A Quiet Man’, a sad waltz for all the West Texas petroleum industry whistleblowers who live the rest of their days in witness protection programs.
To summarise, ‘How Dare You’ is Electric Six’s thirteenth album, but that the only thing unlucky about that is that it just means you have to wait one more year for their epic ass and titties record ‘Staten Island Ass Squad’, which will also come out on Metropolis Records. When you look at Electric Six, you do not meet their gaze and you revere them the same way you would Sparks, Neil Young and Venom. And respect, as always, is earned. Luck, in all its various forms, is just a number. ELECTRIC SIX.