Emerging from Bristolâ€™s artistic community, Lice are the first signing to Balley Records the label run by IDLES Joe Talbot.
Drawing influence from an abrasive clutch of early post-punk groups such as The Fall, Psychic TV, Pere Ubu and Public Image Ltd., LICEâ€™s lyrics deal with subjects such as xenophobia and misogyny through first-person monologues and short-stories (designed to confront listeners with their own hateful impulses and biases).
Originally released as 2 limited edition CDEPâ€™s this 'early years' collection features the songs that have comprised LICEâ€™s live set for the past two years, having been honed, changed and finally completed.Â
Lead single â€˜Stammering Billâ€™, with a video created by the band themselves, appeared on April 5th, quickly winning praise from the likes of Steve Lamacq ,The Guardian & DIY.
â€œunmissable: Lice play rockabilly hysteria at an unsustainable pace that collapses deliciously into swampy exhaustion.â€Â The Guardian
1. Stammering Bill
2. Voyeur Picture Salesman
3. Teds Dead
4. Love Your Island
5. Little John Wayne
6. Gentlemens Magazine
7. In A Previous Life