Colour photo of the band Get Down Services
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NEWS: Getdown Services release B-sides and rarities collection EP and announce tour

Accompanying the announcement of the band’s biggest UK Headline tour to date,
Bristol/Manchester duo Getdown Services release B-sides/rarities collection Crumbs via Breakfast Records and share video for profanity-laden new cut ‘I Got Views’ via Breakfast Records. The new collection is a companion piece to 2023’s debut album Crisps and comprises
demos, new recordings and unreleased B-Sides to provide further insight into Getdown Services’ creative world.

Leading the EP comes profanity-laden cut ‘I Got Views’. Drawing musical influences from
early 70s Glam-Rock staples Mud, The Sweet and Suzi Quatro, the track was written and
recorded in one session after a particularly stressful day at work. Expanding on the background to the track one half of the duo Josh Law explains:

“I’d had a bad day and I felt like being unkind about some people I’ve worked with. There’s a
character type I’ve come across a lot in work that I find really embarrassing: Blokes who take
pride in their poor stress management skills. They think they’re fiery go-getters but really
they’re just sort of babies who can’t handle things not going how they want them to. Kind of
people who tell stories where the punchline is always “And then I showed them!”. Blokes like
that make pleasant work unpleasant and I was sick of them trying to make me feel stupid.
Yeah I might fuck the odd lawn up or forget my lunch but at least I don’t have a tantrum
when the car in front doesn’t realise the traffic light’s changed, you massive fucking toddler.
Get a grip.”

Founded by Josh Law and Ben Sadler, Getdown Services have carved a cult following for
themselves in the UK and beyond for their eclectic, danceable grooves and astute, often
hilarious put-downs of modern Britain. With greedy landlords, late stage capitalism, overly
polite waiters and TV chef Jamie Oliver among the many unable to escape their
ever-discerning eye – last autumn’s debut album Crisps saw the duo weave slacker-rock, indie, new wave, country, electro-dance and ‘Hard Rock Hallelujah’ into a protean, touching and engrossingly entertaining 12-song set. Steadily building notoriety over the past 18 months with (mostly shirtless) live performances, the band will support Goldie Lookin’ Chain this autumn, coming off the back of shows with Pip Blom, Fat Dog , The Bug Club and Personal Trainer. Get Down Services also perform at several festivals across the UK and Europe this summer.

Crumbs Full Track Listing:

  1. I Got Views
  2. Every Day Is Fun Day
  3. Cream Of The Crop (Demo)
  4. Engine
  5. I Wish It Didn’t Bother Me (Demo)
  6. The Biggest Dinner Since Peacetime

Get Down Services – Headline UK Tour Dates
21 – London, The Lexington
22 – Brighton, The Hope & Ruin
24 – Glasgow, The Hug & Pint
25 – Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club
27 – Dublin, Whelan’s Upstairs
28 – Manchester, YES (Basement)
29 – Sheffield, Hallamshire Hotel
3 – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds 2
4 – Bristol, Strange Brew (Special Full Band Show)

Get Down Services – Other UK/EU Live Dates
6 – London, The Sebright Arms (supporting The Bug Club)
15 – Bergerac (Fr), La Claque Festival
21 – Metz (Fr), Les Frigos
22 – Maron (Fr), Lapallete Festival
28 – Marly (Fr), Chez Oscaar
29 – Paris (Fr), Macki Music Festival
5 – Kraggenburg (Nl), Wilde Weide Festival
19 – Saint-Jean-De-Luz (Fr), Udada Festibala
26 – Secret Garden Party
2 – Kendal Calling
10 – Brenthomme (Fr), Festival Chateau Sonic
16 – Green Man Festival
29 – Smuggler’s Festival
7 – Misty Fields Festival (Nl)
13 – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club*
14 – Sheffield, The Leadmill*
27 – Besancon (Fr), Festival Detonation
4 – Glasgow, Saint Luke’s*
5 – Edinburgh, La Belle Angèle*
11 – Oxford, The Bullingdon*
12 – Exeter, Phoenix*
16-18 – Paris (Fr), MaMa Music & Convention
2 – Bristol, SWX*
8 – Narberth, Queen’s Hall*
9 – Swansea, Sin City*
15 – Brighton, Concorde 2*
16 – London, Electric Ballroom*
23 – Newport, The Corn Exchange*
30 – Newport, The Corn Exchange*
*supporting Goldie Lookin’ Chain

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