THE BLOW MONKEYS renaissance continues apace with the release of their new single "Chained" on 17th Feb. Taken from the acclaimed album "Feels Like A New Morning" the song features additional production and mixing by award winning record producer Youth, best known for his work with artists such as The Verve , Paul McCartney, U2 and Dido.
Singer Songwriter Robert Howard explains: “Chained was written in response to the perceived claustrophobia of modern life. Particularly for the young. The idea that it's all mapped out for you from cradle to grave. So called education, work, debt, mortgages and the fear and shame attached to those who dare to step sideways. It's a diminution of hope, a narrowing of expectations based on cynicism. There's also stuff in there about surveillance ... "invisible to naked eye, they got you covered now". All hail the whistleblowers for they are the true protectors of the human spirit!"
Few artists have been able to play music for as long as Robert Howard and genuinely keep writing the best music of their career. Both he and the Blow Monkeys inhabit a refreshed, creative atmosphere, suffused with a desire to inspire that produces some frequently dazzling musical gear shifts, underpinning a set of sharply-crafted and mature songs that will not only thrill those who are already on The Blow Monkeys bus, but will also surprise those that thought they may have had the band neatly bagged and labeled.
“Chained” is backed by another of the album’s standout tracks “Said Too Much”, which is given the dance floor treatment by underground mix posse Wild & Devious
The Blow Monkeys will be playing live at the following venues to coincide with the release of “Chained”, with more 2014 dates to be announced shortly:
Sat 15th Feb – Cheltenham Pump Rooms, HollyFest for Cure Rett Charity
Tues 18th Feb – Buxton Opera House
Sat 17th May – London, Under The Bridge
PRAISE FOR CHAINED:
"Only a songwriter as talented as Dr. Robert could come with such a glorious and fabulous pop moment as Chained. For me , it's already it's up there as Song of the Year." Paolo Hewitt
"This is just gorgeous" Pete Paphides, MOJO
"Chained is a bit special… lovely melody" Jason Holmes, Huffington Post
CHAINED TRACK LISTING:
- Said Too Much
Click this link to read a great new interview with Dr Robert for the Huggington Post.