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Ste McCabe’s “Brains of Britain” Album Coming Soon Feat. Billy Bragg | “A Queer Punk-Poet for the People”

 

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My first thought: reminds me of the Violent Femmes. Second thought: awesome, refreshing and opposite of  most things happening in the music industry right now. Two thumbs up! Please music industry give me more of this.

Ste McCabe – Brains of Britain

New album out 13th October 2014 on Maneki-Neko Music

features the Billy Bragg duet “Cockroach”

available on CD/Download | Maneki-Neko Music

“A queer punk-poet for the people” – Time Out London
“Ste McCabe is angry, hilarious and brilliant” – The Line of Best Fit

Glastonbury Left Field. Royal Festival Hall. Trans-Europe gigs. Following an incredible few years, an impressive live schedule and regular BBC airplay from the likes of Huw Stephens and Tom Robinson, political queer art-punk Ste McCabe is emerging from the underground as a criminally overlooked talent with the release of his fourth album, Brains of Britain. From the gothy Billy Bragg duet “Cockroach” to the house-pop of “Mantos ’99” and the pure punk of “Don’t We Have Nice Hair?”, Ste delivers an album of mini classics, changing sounds and genres as quickly as he sings caustic, sharp and often hilarious lyrics attacking pursed lips and tiny minds. Neither “one of the lads” or a stereotypical gay pop star, the Edinburgh-based Scouser crafts his own unique blend of minimal, politicised alt-pop with influences ranging from electronic pioneers The Knife through to The Smiths and riot grrrl legends Bikini Kill – with some very quirky results.

A full UK and European tour is coming in October/November.

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