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|Thee MVPs are an incredibly focused, close knit group of friends who have found a sound that is completely their own whilst operating on their own terms. After years of nearly relentless touring that took them to the other side of the world and back, the band has fully articulated that sound with ‘Science Fiction’.
Recorded themselves and mastered in Chicago with Shellac’s Bob Weston, ‘Science Fiction’ features 10-tracks of deceptively infectious riff-driven motoric grooves and beat heavy, high energy blowouts that demand movement. Each delivered with a sardonic smirk, these new tracks demonstrate the veteran quartet willingness and ability to renew themselves and the kraut/punk/garage/whatever-rock genre within which they operate, to expand on a sound that is hook heavy whilst also remaining challenging and innovative.
The band describe the new album as part-concept. Speaking about the themes behind the record, they say “the album ties in references and homages to Sci Fi with the modern millennial difficulties all of us face as we move away from our youth. Some themes include always having camaraderie in the face of any dire straight, how being contactable 24/7 probably isn't best for any of us and how really we're not any more different/cooler/better/worse/charming/narcissistic than anyone else because we do a band.”
Fiercely independent and known for their remarkably hardworking ethics, the band have already played over 350 shows internationally touring across the US, playing three UK tours (one supporting Flat Worms), performing at a ridiculous 17 SXSW shows in 6 days including Desert Daze and Levitation, and supporting the likes of Surfbort, METZ, Twin Peaks, Ty Segall, Meatbodies, Dead Meadow, CFM, Night Beats, ORB and more. Alongside the announcement of their new album the band have also revealed a new string of UK tour dates for May 2020 (full list below), and plan to tour relentlessly going forward, much as they did through previous years, but this time off the back of their best material yet.
Thee Debut Longplayer from Thee MVPS, on their own label, taking cues from all of their favourite labels…Influenced by sst, in the red, au go go, goner, stiff, castle face, dischord etc. (you know, the good ones!!).
The band lives in the same house in Leeds, they have a whole slew of 7” records out all over the world, some sold out, some, not, they are steeped in music, playing live and this album shows that: Thee MVPs (Most Valuable Players) love music a whole bunch and hope they made a record that shows that
Thee MVPs believe you can do a band just as well as anyone else
Thee MVPs ran in to quite the hurdles trying to do make this album, a good few Gs sank in the wrong places and to say bad luck follows them would be an understatement
Thee MVPs have already done 350+ shows all over the world.
Thee MVPs have played with all your favourite bands.
Thee MVPs mastered the record in Chicago with Bob Weston of Shellac.
Thee MVPs wanted the first record to be 10 songs, Blue Album style.
Thee MVPs think some of the guitar solos are like J Mascis.
Thee MVPs think the bass is the best sounding instrument on this album.
Thee MVPs like Hot Snakes, The Stranglers, Sleep, Meatbodies, Marked Men, Quelle Chris, CAN, Black Sabbath, Black Flag and Super Furry Animals. Please add on whatever else that makes them sound like they have cool influences.
Thee MVPs ditched the reverb and space echo on the vocals and traded it for better lyrics.
Thee MVPs consider this album part concept - tying in references and homages to Sci Fi with themes of difficulties all of us face as we get a little less away from youth. Some themes include always having camaraderie in the face of any dire straight, how being contactable 24/7 probably isn't best for any of us and how really we're not any more different/cooler/better/worse/charming/narcissistic than anyone else because we do a band
Thee MVPs were lucky enough to have Edd's mum Sahrah, an architect student to design the cover based off Joel's readings of polymath Walter Russell.
This is the best MVPs record until the next one is out.
Tracks:1 - Ship Episode, Planet Episode
3 - A Song for Councillor
4 - You Ain't It
5 - HAL
6 - SESH
7 - Super Contactable
8 - A Pining Replicant
9 - Funeral i & iii
10 - US Airways (Final Flight)
Press:?their most impressive trait comes forward when they lock into a lengthier groove while still bashing out a fast-and-loud rock'n'roll song with guitar solos and impressive percussion work . . . They're rock'n'roll craftsmen, not Segall clones.? ? Pitchfork
Audio & Video:
|MANUELA IWANSSON |
STRANGERS ON A TRAIN / BLANK SURFACE
|MUNEHIRO NARITA |
|NAUJAWANANA BAIDER |
VOLUME 1 & 2
|THE EIGHTEENTH DAY OF MAY |
|THEE MVPS |