Greetings once more from the poison pen of The Scaramanga Six
Some very important announcements follow, so take all the heed you possibly can then take some more in case you run short of heed over the coming winter months.
NEW SINGLE & VIDEO
We are very proud to present to you another BandCamp single for general consumption – as ever, this is a pay-what-you-like digital release (even if that be nought) where we are the direct recipients of any funds. The important thing is that you can get hold of the tunes right away and start to wring every last drop of enjoyment out of them at your own convenience. We give you:
Featuring on side 1, album 2 of ‘Chronica’, this song depicts the horrible aftermath of a flash of rage amid a domestic scene. The character in the song is a man with a lit fuse, unable to deal with the red mist that descends at any provocation. In a previous life of service, his lack of self-discipline earned the court marshal and an early discharge. Nobody likes a loose cannon.
Described by a punter at one of our recent gigs as a ‘demonic cross between Sparks and Chas ‘n’ Dave’, this piano-led song has started to become a regular feature of our intense live performances. As that comparison would hint towards, the arrangement alternates between seething staccato stomp and bouncing joy with more than just a nod to The Spiders from Mars.
YOU DISGUST ME
Recorded in the Chronica sessions, but unable to be jammed anywhere into either parts of the album, this is another piano-based opus with The Scaramanga Six’s almost trademark elaborate overture section at the beginning. The song eventually settles into a pseudo-latin-gypsy-whatthehell? groove with a first-person narrative sung from the point-of-view of a brow-beaten doormat assessing his own self-pity before galloping off on an esoteric chorus that bears no relation to the song, let alone reason.
You can obtain the Stabby Fork single right here, right NOW:
Stabby Fork Video:
To accompany the single release of ‘Stabby Fork’, we have also captured a dark and sickly performance in the form of a brand new music video. The video is directed by the inimitable Ash Pears of Ash TV (www.ashtv.co.uk) and features amongst other things: candlelit spookiness, jerky movements, spitting of feathers, women’s sunglasses and looks of disgust. Take a look at this promo vid here:
Please do your best to share both this video and the BandCamp link for the single on your preferred social media platform – we reply on YOUR support and recommendation, which is always greatly appreciated by this jaded old band.
CHRONICA PUBLIC RELEASE DATE
You can probably tell what all this frantic promo activity is all about – that’s right, we’ve finally got a public release date for the gargantuan new double-album ‘CHRONICA’. Distributed through Shellshock, the album will be on general release to the following schedule:
24/11/17 – CD release, available at many retailers and online shops
27/11/17 – Digital download release, available from iTunes, on Spotify, through our own BandCamp site and many other platforms
Go to our shop page to put in a pre-order direct with us RIGHT NOW.
All just in time for your early Xmas shopping spree! We’ll also be making the super-special heavyweight double-vinyl with gatefold sleeve available from our own shop at www.thescaramangasix.co.uk with a possible shops release coming in the new year.
You’ve had the blurb many times already about the concept of ‘Chronica’. Rest assured that this is the most thorough, intense and well-executed album to date by The Scaramanga Six. Truly an album that you will be able to inhabit, who’s twists, turns and secrets will be revealed with every further listen. To say that we are proud of this record would be understating things to the power of infinity. We’ve been filled with pride at the conception and often difficult births of all our aural offspring over the years, and I know you’re not supposed to have favourites, but we feel this time we’ve delivered a set of twins who’s magnificence eclipses all our previous works. 22 tracks of wilful weirdness over an hour and a half will take you on a bewildering rampage across the Chronic Isle.
The digipack double-CD is on lovely reverse-board finish and comes resplendent with the specially-commissioned artwork by renowned grotesque artist Wayne Chisnall – see more of his amazing work here: http://waynechisnall.blogspot.sk/
In the meantime, this is the delightful object you may expect to find:
A thing of beauty both inside and out.
PLEDGEMUSIC EXCLUSIVES BEING SHIPPED
Finally, we can let you know that in the coming weeks we shall be looking to honour all the wonderful Pledges made by the few hundred lovely people that showed their support and faith in us through the PledgeMusic campaign. The funds raised have enabled us to manufacture the album on CD and vinyl to a specification we know you’ll cherish + also take care of the myriad of extra items.
Over the coming weeks, you lovely Pledgers will start to receive bundles of joy sent straight to your door. Please bear with us as we work through the massive list. And of course, feel free to shout about your spoils all over the interweb.
Once again, we thank you.