FAINTEST IDEA Reveal Third Album Details + Preorders
‘Increasing The Minimum Rage’ Released 1st April 2016 via TNSrecords
2016 UK Headline Tour Dates Announced
“Pure testosterone ska, perfect for those with a bit of bite in their skank” – Big Cheese Magazine
Kicking around the streets of sea port market town Kings Lynn in one form or another since 2008, the rudeboy street punks of Faintest Idea are pleased to announced they will release their third album ‘Increasing The Minimum Rage’ via Manchester-based punk and ska label TNSrecords on 1st April 2016.
The band have also revealed a string of UK headline tour dates in support of the new album – full dates below.
Fans can preorder the record now from the TNSrecords store in a variety of packages and bundles, including a limited edition pressing of 300 12″ vinyls available in pink (100) or translucent green (200), with the first 50 vinyl orders receiving an exclusive numbered screen print.
“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).
What started out as a visceral punk band venting their political angst, Faintest Idea have slowly developed their own signature blend of street punk with horns as over time their two-tone, ska and reggae influences naturally bled through. They might have a different sound, but they’re still as pissed off as ever, with the current austerity measures from the Tory government raining misery over the country giving them plenty of ammunition. Throughout the album the lyrics tackle current global issues such as ecological destruction, the failures of capitalism, the seeming futility of voting and the rising problems with mental health.
Summer 2013 saw the release of ‘The Voice of Treason’ on TNSrecords followed by more touring of the UK and Europe, whilst their well-loved videos for album tracks ‘Bull In A China Shop’ and ‘Youth’ led to them being invited to record a Maida Vale session for The Mike Davies Punk Show on BBC Radio One.
In the following years they’ve toured and played relentlessly, appearing at shows and festivals all over Europe and the UK, and in June 2014 the band embarked on a 10 date tour of Russia – judging from their explosive live performances it’s no surprise they have an ever growing army of loyal fans sprouting up everywhere they play.
‘Increasing The Minimum Rage’ is released 1st April 2016 via TNS Records
2016 UK Headline Tour Dates:
13.02.16 – Reading – Face Bar
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
‘Increasing The Minimum Rage’ track list:
- 2. Cocktails
- 3. Down Pressure
- 4. Echo Chambre
- 5. The Well Has Run Dry
- 6. Stick Em Up (Lords of War)
- 7. Throw Away The Key
- 8. No Consequences
- 9. Ouroboros
- 10. Corporation
- 11. Tightrope
Faintest Idea are:
Dani – Bass and vox
Jack – Guitar
Lil dan – Tenor Sax
Sara – Trumpet
Bobble – Trombone
Jack – Drums
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