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Another hit of post-punk credulity from Phobophobes to go with your morning coffee. With a string of singles hanging lowly from their belt already it was only right the band announced their debut LP Miniature Worlds

To add to that little nuggets of loveliness the band have also shared the title track from the album, it’s an absolute barnstormer. Powerful, poignant and completely Phobophobes, this latest release speaks highly of the album.

The band has this to say “Miniature World was spawned from long jam over a monotonous old drum machine, we hacked away at it to form a purposefully relentless, repetitive and simple structure that oscillates between the absurd and the familiar.

“We self-referenced the content of the song which questions the productive and reductive nature of modern communication, it acts as an ‘interruption’ within the setting of the album. The way the final chorus climaxes and diminishes into the bands layered vocals rhetorically wailing “miniature world?”, I wanted the chorus’ to advertise the rest of the song, and the song to ironically advertise the rest of the album which is also titled “Miniature world”.”

“Child Star” by Phobophobes is taken from their debut album ‘Miniature World’ released via Ra-Ra Rok Records.

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After releasing a string of superb singles – including ‘Where Is My Owner?’ and ‘The Never Never’  South Londoners Phobophobes have released their debut album!

‘Miniature World’ came out on 26th January via Ra Ra Rok and the band have also shared the title track! Speaking of the track, the band said: “Miniature World was spawned from long jam over a monotonous old drum machine, we hacked away at it to form a purposefully relentless, repetitive and simple structure that oscillates between the absurd and the familiar.

“We self-referenced the content of the song which questions the productive and reductive nature of modern communication, it acts as an ‘interruption’ within the setting of the album. The way the final chorus climaxes and diminishes into the bands layered vocals rhetorically wailing “Miniature World?”, I wanted the chorus’ to advertise the rest of the song, and the song to ironically advertise the rest of the album which is also titled “Miniature world”.

The band Phobophobes have dragged their weird and wonderful dark psychedelic rock’n’roll into the light of Miniature World, their debut album which was mixed by Youth, of Killing Joke. Their influences are widespread – and atypical – with the music closer to the spirit of apocalyptic garage rock than it is to consumer pop. Think Wall of Voodoo, Joe Meek

 

From the album ‘Miniature World’
Available on Ra-Ra Rok Records

Dan Lyons was previously better known as drummer for South London post-punkers Phobophobes. He has now stepped out on his own as a solo artist, releasing his debut single “Big Moon.”  It has a bit of a a classic 80’s songwriter sound but amps things up with a distinct sound and atmosphere heightened by sharp guitar work, haunting backing vocals and some wonderfully placed violin. There’s a bit of The Cure heard throughout this track and that certainly isn’t a bad thing.

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The song is out now via Shaker Records and can be bought over at his Bandcamp, along with b-side “22nd Century Boy”.” Lyons will also be making the trip to SXSW  next week .

Dan Lyons – Lead Guitar/ Vocals/ Drums
Freya Warsi – Vocals/ Tambourine
Jack Fussey – Electric/ Acoustic Guitar
Robin McCready – Bass
Gameliel Rendle Traynor – Cello

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Featuring original Fat White Family drummer Dan Lyons and organ player Chris OC from Psych Fest 2017 alumni Meatraffle, the group are set to release highly anticipated debut LP Miniature World on November 10th.

Firm BBC 6 Music favourites, with current single Where Is My Owner winning the support of Steve Lamacq, Phobophobes currently share a practice space with a score of the UK’s best bands, kindred spirits Fat White Family, Shame and Goat Girl.

After guitarist George Bedford Russell tragically passed away last year, the group following a period of reflection vowed to carry on, with Miniature World featuring his guitar parts on every track and his lyrics on single Human Baby, which features an appearance by author Will Self. 

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Part recorded at Abbey Road Studios with Beatles/Pink Floyd/David Bowie associate Ken Scott and mixed by Youth (The Verve, Shack, The Jesus and Mary Chain), the disc brings sleazy glam riffs, garage rock firepower and psychedelic invention together in an intoxicating mixture best sampled live and up close.

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South London’s Phobophobes share the same aesthetic and healthy cynicism for the commercial world as contemporaries just like The Fat White Family, Meatraffle, and Goat Girl.

And never more so on latest single “The Never Never”, an ode to the precarious survivalism of society’s most disenfranchised. Swirling through repetitive slogans, rubbishing the adverts that promise a life we can’t really afford as pastiche, and asking earnestly, “what separates those treading water to survive from the religious idols who struggled so similarly?”

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