Revenge of the Psychotronic Man Share New Video

June 19, 2016


Revenge of the Psychotronic Man (RPM) Honour French Artist Marcel Duchamp’s Cross-Dressing Alter-Ego In ‘Rrose Sélavy (To Make A Toast To Life)’ Video

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New Album ‘Colossal Velocity’ Released 15th July 2016 via TNSrecords

“Middle-finger-in-the-air punk rock that’s fast, fun and lacking in bullshit” – Big Cheese Magazine
“These guys are still tearing it up impressively hard and fast a decade later” – Razorcake
“Relentless, ferocious punk with thought-provoking lyrics” – Louder Than War
“A Searing British punk band. This is very good” – Steve Lamacq, BBC6 Music
Manchester thrash-punks Revenge of the Psychotronic Man are pleased to reveal the raucous new video for brand new track ‘Rrose Sélavy (To Make A Toast To Life)’ which fans can download for free via Bandcamp here.

They might have their tongues firmly planted in their cheeks on occasion, but there’s also serious side to the breakneck punk that RPM are peddling. Scratch beneath the surface, or leaf through their lyrics sheets, and you’ll see references to political commentator Owen Jones, authors Paulo Coelho, Mark Twain and Helen Keller plus controversial artist Ai WeiWei.

Rrose Sélavy, the title of their latest single, is a reference to the cross-dressing alter-ego of French surrealist artist Marcel Duchamp who the band quote in their album sleeve: “I like living, breathing better than working…my art is that of living”. 

The lyrics themselves are an urgent political call to arms as vocalists Davies and Woods fire off high velocity pleas in gruff succession, begging; “invest in the arts, invest in the thinkers…human rights cannot be relinquished…Big Society should be for us all, so march on the streets till the Tories fall.”

The video was shot by Mark Richards and Julian Wallinger at this year’s 2016 Manchester Punk Festival and gives a ripping insight into the sweaty, circle-pit-fuelled chaos that RPM bassist Andy Davies has had a hand in creating as part of the organisational collective behind the event every year since the festival began.

The track is the latest to be taken from their third full-length album, the Alan Partridge homaging ‘Colossal Velocity’, which will be released via TNSrecords on 15th July 2016. The album is available on vinyl and CD along with several bundle deals. The vinyl is on two variants; Clear (100) and Sea Blue (200). Fans can pre-order the record now at:

‘Colossal Velocity’ is released 15th July 2016 via TNSrecords

RPM 2016 Live Shows:

Sat 2 July – Wonk Fest, London
Sat 9 July – BGB, York
Sat 23 July – Bleach, Brighton
Fri 29 July – Westgarth, Middlesbrough
Sat 30 July – The Black Bull, Gateshead
Sun 7 Aug – Rebellion Festival, Blackpool
19/20 Aug – Retro Bar, Manchester. Anarchistic Undertones 10 Year Birthday
Fri 26 Aug – Bannermans, Edinburgh
Sat 27 Aug – Conroy’s Basement, Dundee
Sun 28 Aug – Maguires, Liverpool
Sat 3 Sept – Wotsit Called Fest, Hastings
Sun 4 Sept – Wagon and Horses, Birmingham Punx Picnic, Birmingham
Sat 10 Sept – The Wheatsheaf, Banbury
Sat 24 Sept – The Chelsea, Bristol
Fri 7 Oct – Cremorne, Sheffield
Sat 8 Oct – The Underground, Plymouth
Sat 15 Oct – The Owl Sanctuary, Norwich
Sat 22 Oct – The Sanctuary, Basingstoke
Thurs 27 Oct – Lady Luck, Canterbury
Fri 28 Oct – T Chances, London
Sat 29 Oct – Mama Liz’s Voodoo Lounge, Stamford
Sat 5 Nov – PJ McGinty’s, Ipswich
Sat 19 Nov – Union Bar, Hastings
Sat 26 Nov – The Yorkshire House, Lancaster
Fri 9 Dec – The Workers Club, Kings Lynn
Fri 16 Dec – Santiago, Leeds
Sat 17 Dec – Bank Top Tavern, Oldham

RPM describe the new record as “having all the speed and energy people expect, but with some new twists and turns, with lyrical content that ranges from changing the world through one minute songs with indecipherable lyrics, to dismantling a Corby trouser press, space travel and former footballer Niall Quinn.”

Originally formed in 2004, this hard-living, hard-playing trio have since drunk their way through countless gigs and tours all over the UK and mainland Europe with over 500 live shows under their belt. Their 2009 album, ‘Make Pigs Smoke’, received rave reviews from Big Cheese Magazine, Razorcake and many more with 2012’s follow up album ‘Shattered Dreams Parkway’ leading to a future BBC Radio 1 Session at Maida Vale for the Radio 1 Punk Show with Mike Davies. A slew of EP’s and splits was capped off most recently by 2014’s 10 year anniversary 7”, which included two new recordings of old tracks and two dance remixes.

Sharing the stage with the likes of Bad Religion, NoMeansNo, Discharge, Subhumans and many, many more over the course of their career, the band are no stranger to tearing up a room of rowdy punk rock fans. In fact, bass player and vocalist Andy Davies is one half of the team behind TNSrecords and is also part of the collective responsible for the mighty Manchester Punk Festival, which just celebrated its biggest and most successful year to date.

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RPM are:

Andy Davies (bass/vocals)
Matt Woods (guitar/vocals)
Chris ‘Big Hands’ Hinsley (drums)

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