Stem Carnations” on Friday July 10 on Egg Records. Taken from their number one selling album “I am Moron” “Long Stem Carnations” will be released on ltd edition orange 7” vinyl with mind melting artwork by their long time collaborator and partner in crime Casey Raymond.
Backed by brand new B side “The Voyage”, “Long Stem Carnations” was inspired by the Mars One programme, a global project which aims to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars. Applicants are offered a one way ticket- never to see earth again. This fascinated Holly and David who drew parallels between this mission and their own isolation as a band. “Long Stem Carnations” is a funeral march for society’s outcasts and freaks. It’s an existential voyage in cosmic form. “Is there an internal self destruct button that cannot be destroyed?” said Holly. “We are all the pilots of our own ship. You've just got to remember it’s important to try and hang on and see the mission through.
Upon its release “I am Moron” went straight to Number One in the UK Independent Album Charts. It also took the Number One spot in the UK vinyl charts as well as the UK Independent Album Breakers Chart. “I am Moron” was declared “Album of the Day” by BBC 6 Music and received critical acclaim from the national press.
The Sunday Times called it “A Triumph”, ★★★★
“I am Moron is much cleverer than it would have you believe”- The Telegraph, ★★★★ - I Paper, 9/10- Louder Than War, “An act of fine calibration of noise and sweetness”- Q, “Packed with their observations of modern culture and the utter madness of the current world”- Sunday Mirror, Album of the month- Classic Rock, “Their Best Record Yet”- Long Live Vinyl, 8/10- Uncut, “Anarcho spirit dominates”- MOJO, “Excellent”- Brooklyn Vegan. Tracks: A: Long Stem Carnations. B: The Voyage