Legendary UK post-punk sax-inflected surrealists The Cravats are back with their first new album since the early ‘80s. They were early favorites of legendary BBC DJ John Peel (they recorded four sessions) and released music for beloved UK indie labels like Small Wonder and Crass Records. They sound as madcap, adrenalized and inventive as ever. Nobody sounds quite like The Cravats.
Formed in Redditch, England in 1977, these dada fueled, Jazz-Punk colossals soon became firm John Peel favourites with their unique brand of sax-riddled, bass-laced punk weirdness, doing four sessions for the great man and releasing numerous records on Small Wonder, Crass, Glass and Corpus Christi between 1978 and 1985, as well as, ‘Séance’, a collaborative single with Paul Hartnoll of Orbital in 2006.
Applauded by such luminaries as Mark E. Smith, Jello Biafra, Steve Albini, Mike Patton and Henry Rollins amongst others, the band reformed in 2009 in order to play select shows in the UK and abroad and have since performed at the UK’s Rebellion Festival five years running, played as special guests of Steve Ignorant at the final Crass - Last Supper show at the O2 Shepherds Bush Empire as well as the Steve Albini-curated ATP, the critically acclaimed Incubate Festival in Holland, the Unpleasant Meeting Festival, Paris and have recently supported Sleaford Mods amongst others.
After two critically acclaimed 7" singles (“Jingo Bells” & “Blurred”) released in 2016 on Overground Records, the band have recorded a new album (the first in 35 years) called 'Dustbin of Sound' which is released on Sept 29th on all formats through Overground Records.
The band features founder and vocalist The Shend as well as legendary original Cravats saxman Svor Naan along with Viscount Biscuits on guitar, Joe 91 on bass and Rampton Garstang on drums. Oscillator wiz Simeone Cox of the legendary Silver Apples guests on “Motorcycle Man”.
The band released two double CD retrospectives in recent years on Overground Records, the 32 track 'Land of The Giants' compilation and the band's first LP from 1978 plus all their Small Wonder singles on the 'The Cravats In Toytown' CD which includes a bonus disc of the original 8-track master tapes re-imagined by legendary Crass mainman Penny Rimbaud.
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