This article was published in 2012.
Following the news this week that Post War Glamour Girls are to play the NME / Radio One Stage at the Reading and Leeds Festivals, the band have announced details of a new single that will be released on Monday, 6th August.
Titled 'Tragic Loss; He Had Such a Lovely House' the EP is an ambitious 4-part song cycle that well and truly delivers on the promise shown by the morsels PWGG tossed out last year.
The record's sonic attributes are a true indicator of the band's relentless work ethic and desire for complete creative control. 'Tragic Loss' was self-produced by the band in a freezing cold warehouse by the railway tracks in Leeds over several bleak December weeks, using pooled resources and borrowed microphones.
The songs brood, bruise and blaze, recalling everything from the moody eclecticism of Modest Mouse to Nick Cave at his most visceral (the utterly berserk 'Today I Am a Man'), to the immovable, self-possessed twang of Richard Hawley, and even early Queen at their most furiously torrid. At the same time, they remain absolutely singular.
'Tragic Loss; He Had Such a Lovely House' will be released on Monday 6th August as a strictly limited run of 250 x 10" singles (including free digital download). There will also be an equally limited run of CDs, and you can get the tracks via the usual digital outlets - iTunes, 7Digital, Spotify and the rest.