NARCS announce free London show and share free download of album track ‘Swinehound’

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Leeds based indie punks NARCS have announced a free show in London.

Following the release of their critically acclaimed album A Thinking Animal via Clue Records last month, the band will head south to play the free gig at Birthdays London on the 1st of September.

To support the announcement, NARCS have also shared a free download of album track “Swinehound”, which can be claimed via Soundcloud or Bandcamp now.

NARCS guitarist Joe says of A Thinking Animal: “This album came out the way it did because we’ve always used music as an outlet for the darker stuff that we needed to vent. At the moment, the way things are, we just got drawn back to the root of our anger and frustration time and time again: the ruling class, the political class, Etonites, whatever you want to call them. In a better time, we’d never have written this album. Hopefully we never need to write another one like it.”

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NARCS unveil new track ‘Empathy The Dog’ ahead of new album ‘A Thinking Animal’

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NARCS have shared a new track, “Empathy The Dog.”

The track is lifted from the band’s second album, A Thinking Animal, scheduled for release on the 8th of July via Clue Records and available to pre-order here.

A brooding yet ferocious track with the brutal line “Every day I pray for civil war, for that moment I can nail your fucking head to the floor”, “Empathy The Dog” feels particularly relevant given the current social and political climate in the UK.

Speaking about the recent EU referendum result, NARCS’ bassist John explains: “A simple equation summed up my fear for the EU referendum result. Boris + Trump + Brexit = impending doom. A few years ago this sum may have seemed a campfire ghost story told by one leftie to another, but this dystopian horror story is bizarrely possible now that we’ve left. Two scapegoats were offered, the immigrant and the unelected bureaucrat in Brussels. Take your pick. Both said to be to blame for the financial and employment downward spiral suffered by the working class.

He adds: “Personally I would rather the United Kingdom was formally tied into the regulation of the European Union than allow the Tories to have any more free reign than they already do to hack away at what’s left of The North. No amount of Wetherspoons beermats or Farage pretending he cares about fish could sway me otherwise.

“All in all, the final result is a loss for progressive beliefs, a loss for multiculturalism and a footstep into uncertain times for all.”

Check out “Empathy The Dog” below.


Catch NARCS live:

Jul 08th: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds [ALBUM LAUNCH]
Jul 09th: 2000 Trees Festival
Jul 16th: The Green Room, Stockton
Jul 25th: Tramlines Festival, Sheffield
Aug 06th: Humber Street Sesh, Hull

Support tour with Kerbdog
Oct 14th: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Oct 15th: Boston Music Room, London
Oct 16th: The Globe, Cardiff

Connect with NARCS at:
Facebook: facebook.com/NARCSband
Twitter: twitter.com/NARCSband
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/narcsband

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NARCS release video for fiery new single ‘Bullingdon Boys’

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Leeds based indie alt-rock quartet NARCS have released the video for their recent new single, “Bullingdon Boys.”

Speaking about the incendiary new song, NARCS guitarist Joe says: “The title is obviously a giveaway but the misogyny, the greed, the cronyism and nepotism that we’re up to our necks in as a country – it can all be encapsulated in the sickening, perverse boys-only gang of Bullingdon scum.

“I wrote a lot of the lyrics separately from different incidents involving people I know and hold dear being treated like dirt by piece of shit misogynists, vulnerable people having their pittance taken by people who burn notes in front of homeless people for fun, press rats pushing lies to maintain their pathetic careers.”

You can watch the video for “Bullingdon Boys” below.

NARCS’ new album, A Thinking Animal, is due out in the 8th of July via Clue Records and is available for pre-order here.

“This album came out the way it did because we’ve always used music as an outlet for the darker stuff that we needed to vent,” adds Joe.

“At the moment, the way things are, we just got drawn back to the root of our anger and frustration time and time again: the ruling class, the political class, Etonites, whatever you want to call them. In a better time, we’d never have written this album. Hopefully we never need to write another one like it.

“We hope people enjoy the album, we hope it brings people whatever they’re looking for at this shitty period in history: comfort, motivation, inspiration, anger, whatever.”

Catch NARCS live:

Jun 11th: Long Division festival
Jun 12th: Ulltra Fest, Hull
Jun 19th: Tyne Bar, Newcastle
Jul 08th: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds [ALBUM LAUNCH]
Jul 09th: 2000 Trees Festival
Jul 16th: The Green Room, Stockton
Jul 25th: Tramlines Festival, Sheffield
Aug 06th: Humber Street Sesh, Hull

Support tour with Kerbdog
Oct 14th: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Oct 15th: Boston Music Room, London
Oct 16th: The Globe, Cardiff

Connect with NARCS at:
Facebook: facebook.com/NARCSband
Twitter: twitter.com/NARCSband
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/narcsband

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NARCS unveil mind-bending video for their new single ‘Pig’

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Leeds-based four-piece NARCS have shared their trip-inducing video for new single “Pig.”

The track is scheduled for release this month via Clue Records and the accompanying clip has been no less than two months in the making, delivering a discombobulating, angst-fuelled journey through a mind-bending mix of animation and reality.

NARCS guitarist Joe explains: “’Pig’ started off as an anecdote we heard about a chance meeting between a man and his childhood idol in a supermarket. This idol was the reason the fella had gone into the same line of work (I think it was acting) and this guy was starstruck. When he finally plucked up the courage to go and speak to him, he noticed that the guy just had a crate of booze. He asked him: ‘Are you so-and-so?’ And the guy didn’t even look up, he just said: ‘What’s left of him, yeah.’

“It morphed into this sort of self-loathing, angry song about wanting to mould someone into something that suits you better and how that’s a bit of a violent process,” he adds. “John (bass) wanted to call it ‘I Won’t Kill The Pig, But I’ll Eat The Meat’ which we liked but felt was too much for a title, so we shortened it while we were working on it. We were on the verge of changing it until revelations that the Tory scum used to fuck pig’s faces for fun. Pretty ideal really.”

Check out the video – which contains flashing images and stroboscopic sequences – below:

“Pig” was filmed, animated & edited by Tommings and Sean Pearce and was recorded by Ed Heaton.

The track will be released via a download code, available in 90 ‘Pig Crackers’ from NARCS’ live shows. These pulling crackers contain a paper hat, joke, pig ornament & download code for “Pig” and other songs.

NARCS will play the following live dates:

12th Feb: KU Bar, Stockton
13th Feb: Head Of Steam, Newcastle
15th Feb: Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen, London
16th Feb: Tunbridge Wells Forum, Tunbridge Wells
17th Feb: Green Door Store, Brighton
18th Feb: Cafe Indiependent, Scunthorpe
19th Feb: Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
27th Feb: Gullivers, Manchester

Connect with NARCS:
Facebook: facebook.com/NARCSband
Twitter: twitter.com/NARCSband
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/NARCSband

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