Wednesday, 7 May 2014

The Backhanders

Embedded image permalinkIt's always nice when a hard copy of someones latest release drops through the letterbox, as is the case when; courtesy of the enigmatic Mr Peeps, the niftily designed CD just out by The Backhanders in the style of a vinyl 7" single arrived and its look fits in with the two tracks contained within.

The Backhanders are a recently formed Manchester four piece who are rapidly forming a steady local fan-base after a series of successful gigs including a sell-out at Manchester's Academy 3 and a support to Twisted Wheel in Kraak Gallery.

Lead track 'Campfire' is a punchy, guitar driven track inspired by and dedicated to the late Joe Strummer. The track came about after they received a photo album from Joe's wife which included some random lyrics underneath the pictures. With her permission they added their own words to create 'Campfire' and it's reminiscent of the direction Joe took with The Mescaleros. The Backhanders pay him fitting tribute.

They've been getting some radio plays and critical acclaim of late with Terry Christian giving their track 'Memory Lane' a spin and John Robb of Louder Than War including them on his list of bands to watch in 2014. Keep your eyes peeled for their Live Streaming on Vidzta on May 11th and some live dates to be announced soon.

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