GIITTV favourites Shrag, the post-punk and riot grrl-influenced indiepop band from Brighton, are roadtesting brand new, never-heard-before material spawned during the ongoing writing process for their third album in a handful of live dates.
The band’s turbo-charged ‘Life! Death! Prizes!’ album was released in October last year, to widespread critical acclaim. Since then Shrag have rocked the CMJ Music Marathon in New York, and recorded live sessions for Marc Riley on 6Music and Huw Stephens on Radio 1.
A free download release, Ghosts Before Breakfast EP, is currently available from the Where It’s At Is Where You Are label, featuring two new, exclusive songs – ‘Heart Open/Mouth Shut’, and ‘Gutless Wonder’, which was premiered in a drastically different, string-led form live on Radio 1. The title track meanwhile is a nasty masterpiece of come-down disco – a growling, prowling dancefloor monster that could eat Shrag influences like The Fall for breakfast.
Shrag have also confirmed that they are working on tracks for forthcoming tribute albums to their heroes, legendary post-punk poets The Nightingales, and the frankly peerless Prolapse.
Shrag will be debuting brand new material, set for inclusion on their third LP, at the following shows.
Saturday May 1 – Buffalo Bar – Highbury & Islington, London
Shrag + Grovesnor + Moustache of Insanity
Advance: £6 from We Got Tickets / £7 Door http://www.wegottickets.com/event/114541
Saturday June 4 – Green Door Store – Brighton
Shrag + Carnivores + Evans The Death + Tyrannosaurus Dead
7.30pm-10.30pm £4 Adv. / £6 Door Tickets from: Resident – 01273 603974 Rounder – 01273 325440 WeGotTickets.com
Saturday June 4 – The Victoria – Dalston, London
Kiss The Music Festival: Shrag + Cold In Berlin + Andy Twyman + Cruella Ribbons + Raven Beats Crow + The Voyeurist + We Walk On Ice
£6 Advance through this link http://www.wegottickets.com/event/11623 £8 Door