Redtrack 'Whole Town's Heart' album ft Pete Shelley, Hollie Jay Bowes

Redtrack 'Whole Town's Heart' out on Fandango/Fierce Panda 30th August


Redtrack consist of Billy Wright (guitar / vox), Phil Blake (bass / vox), Mitch Silvey (guitar / vox / keys) and Andrew Perry (drums). They come from Southend-On-Sea, their bass player has survived an attack with a meat cleaver and they reckon they sound like a cross between Girls Aloud and The Clash.

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'Whole Town's Heart' is their debut album and will be released on 30th August, 2010 (Fandango/Fierce Panda).

It is chewy and tuneful and, with its small-town panic attacks and punchy new wave melodic jabs, sees them nodding towards the classic Britpopesque heritage of Weller, Difford and Costello. Small wonder then that punkoid peer Pete Shelley from The Buzzcocks was so enamored with their tunes that he co-produced (alongside Dave M Allen) their last single, "Poledancer", which appears on this here album.

That isn't the only celebrity light shining on 'Whole Town's Heart', as it features a feisty guest appearance from Hollyoaks starlet Hollie Jay Bowes on "Pretty Boy", a spin-off from the band's recent performance on the show and they have a celebrity fan in actor Ray Winstone who suggested he could join them on a track in the future.

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'Whole Town's Heart' is also the first ever album release on Label Fandango, the Pointy Recordings / Fierce Panda offshoot which has previously concentrated on ace singles by the likes of Broken Records, Fanfarlo, Air Traffic and more. And frankly it is a miracle that this record even exists seeing as how three years ago bassist Phil Blake was attacked with an air gun and a meat cleaver and so badly hurt that he needed microsurgery on severed tendons in his arm. That he is back playing is a testament to his spirit in the face of potentially crippling adversity. Certainly the printed press and television stations have recently been fascinated by his recovery. And seeing Redtrack live you can see why his band mates downed instruments and waited for him to recover, for they are tight knit quartet of tautest order.

As for that somewhat daring reference to Girls Aloud and The Clash? Listen to future single "The Trier" and try to keep your blue suede shoe planted firmly to the ground as they perform a number headline dates in the UK this summer before a series of shows supporting legendary punkers THE BUZZCOCKS in September!

"Perky indie-punk scuffles" - NME

"Unflappable punk energy and attitude with sufficiently poptastic melodies" - Artrocker

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One Response to Redtrack 'Whole Town's Heart' album ft Pete Shelley, Hollie Jay Bowes

  1. Matt says:

    This is funking great, Im really feeling them

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