WEST MIDLANDS - The West Midlands EP - Limited Edition Corona Orange Vinyl - (GRAVE 001)
by West Midlands
£5.00 / On Sale
The West Midlands EP is available on limited edition 'Corona Orange' coloured 7" vinyl (arguably, 'Wolves' coloured vinyl - but that's strictly coincidental). It plays at 45RPM. Every EP comes with an exclusive download card for all the tracks, a full lyric sheet and a map of the local area.
The four tracks on the EP are:
Wild West Midlands
Covered in Decay
The West Midlands is a concept record rapidly decaying rock star, dropped by his label, forgotten by his fans and forced to return to his childhood home in the Black Country to confront his demons – some of which, it turns out, are actual demons. It’s sort of a documentary.
The band use the last 40 years of West Midlands music as a jumping off point for their sound: the Hammer Horror heaviness of Black Sabbath, the New Street new wave pop nous of Duran Duran, the chaotic clatter of The Swell Maps. If you listen closely, there's something decidedly Dexy's about the roaring chorus of Teenage Ghosts, and Covered in Decay rides in on the baggy Black Country blast beat that Ned's Atomic Dustbin would be proud of. It is, of course, absolutely bosting.