Bad For Lazarus Debut Single

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Bad For Lazarus will next month release their debut single ‘Old Rats On A New Ship’.  Front man Rich Fownes can credit himself to Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster, With Scissors, Nine Inch Nails and UNKLE, and his new endeavor “straddles the wealth of punk, hardcore, Motown, and doo-wop”.  The Brighton lads have been together for less than a year but they already have a reputation as an awesome live band, playing with likes of Kong and Monotonix, and this November they’re touring with Chickenhawk and Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster.
‘Old Rats On A New Ship’ will be released on Shit Chic on the 30th November 2009.
Bad For Lazarus will play at Brighton’s Hobgoblin with Chickenhawk on the 24th October 2009.
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  • 26th October 2009 at 5:20 pm
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    I saw Bad for Lazarus for the first time on 24th October at the Wychwood Hobgoblin in Brighton. I travel around Britain as part of my day job and am always on the lookout for bands in the Metal spectrum that are doing something different, like Nottingham’s NG26 or Glasgow’s Griever, but I have NEVER been as impressed by a band so daring in pushing boundaries since the Clash’s second album first came out (yes, I am in my fifties). I intended to see them yesterday at The Gaff but circumstances intervened. It is hard to believe that they are second on the bill to a fairly efficient but otherwise unremarkable thrash metal band like Chickenhawk, who are great fun but one amongst many.
    Bad for Lazarus have enormous potential. If I was still anywhere close to “the business” I’d be ringing contacts like hell, but since my last contacts are all in the residual Goth market…………
    In a way, one thing that impressed was the sheer confidence, they played like a band that already knew they had made it, but it was the breadth of influences that really astonished me. I can’t remember the last band in any of the Metal sub-genres that dared break into a reggae/rock steady rhythm part way through a track, but BFL (get used to the initials, I suspect they’ll be second nature in 18 months) don’t just get away with it, it fitted perfectly (hence, I suspect, my reference to The Clash).
    This is clearly a band that cares about what they want to do, not what they are expected to do, and since I know they have a couple more dates this week GO TO SEE THEM BEFORE IT COSTS YOU £30 OR MORE!
    And no, I have no financial or other connection to this band. I wish. If they floatewd themselves on the market I’d get myself a stockbroker and buy shares!

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