Kings Lynn rudeboy street punks Faintest Idea are pleased to reveal the video for ‘Circling The Drain’, the first new material taken from their forthcoming album ‘Increasing The Minimum Rage’ released via Manchester-based punk and ska label TNSrecords on 1st April 2016.
With the current austerity measures from the Tory government raining misery over the country and giving them plenty of ammunition, ‘Circling The Drain’ addresses the salient and timely issues of the juniour doctor’s contract, funding cuts and the privatisation of the NHS and is the first part in a trilogy of video narratives to be released from the album
The band are currently in the middle of a run of headline dates in support of the new material which they recommence on Wednesday 24th February 2016 at The Cellar in Oxford.
“The new record sounds heavier both musically and lyrically than our previous releases” comment the band “With free market capitalism still rampant things don’t look too great for the younger generation. The album is a reflection of the time we find ourselves in, it is the sound of people trying to keep hope in a seemingly bleak future.”
The new album was recorded with Hieronymous Melchers (the man behind the control desk on releases from legendary names from the ska punk scene including Capdown, Citizen Fish, King Prawn and Snuff) and mastered by Massimiliano Giorgini (Anti Flag, Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, Common Rider), the 11 track album also features guest performances from Vic Ruggiero (The Slackers) and Sean Howe (Random Hand).
‘Increasing The Minimum Rage’ is released 1st April 2016 via TNS Records
2016 UK Headline Tour Dates:
24.02.16 – Oxford – The Cellar
25.02.16 – Canterbury – The Lady Luck
26.02.16 – Brighton – Bleach
27.02.16 – Hasting – The Union Bar
03.03.16 – Sheffield – The Lughole
04.03.16 – Liverpool – Maguire’s Pizza Bar
05.03.16 – Cambridge – The Corner House
Faintest Idea are:
Dani – Bass and vox
Jack – Guitar
Lil dan – Tenor Sax
Sara – Trumpet
Bobble – Trombone
Jack – Drums
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