Manchester Thrash-Punks Drop Tribute To Former Irish Professional Footballer And Sky Sports Pundit
New Album ‘Colossal Velocity’ Out Now On TNSrecords
Pie Race Festival Appearance + Extensive 2016 UK Headline Dates
Manchester thrash-punks Revenge of the Psychotronic Man (RPM) are pleased to reveal the latest track to be taken from their critically acclaimed third full-length album, Colossal Velocity, out now on TNSrecords.
The new video is a bizarre and surrealist homage to Irish former professional footballer, businessman, and ex-chairman of Sunderland, Niall Quinn‘s, autobiography, which the band assure us is a surprisingly good read, but is unfortunately not called ‘Quinn-tessential’ – a fact that they are still lamenting.
Made by Dan Meadows, RPM explain the story behind the left-field song and video as follows; “The story starts at 0161 Festival, which is held at Moston Miners Club. There are a huge array of books at the club, many of which are football autobiographies. In some down time between the bands, our good friend Colin Armstrong decided to read aloud from said books. It’s a running joke which snowballed from there!”
RPM have been winning more and more fans right across the underground UK punk scene with their latest album, a 17 track monster crammed full of the kind of socially aware, witty and intelligent punk rock that’s been hailed as their finest release to date by the likes of Kerrang! Magazine, Louder Than War, Vive Le Rock and many more blogs and zines.
The band appear at Pie Race Festival 2016 – Leeds’ greatest Punk and Pie Marathon – this weekend. Tickets available now from www.pierace.co.uk
Colossal Velocity is out now on TNSrecords
RPM 2016 Live Shows:
Fri 11 Nov – Pie Race, Wharf Chambers, Leeds
Fri 18 Nov – Maguires, Liverpool
Sat 19 Nov – Union Bar, Hastings
Sat 26 Nov – The Yorkshire House, Lancaster
Fri 2 Dec – The Borough, Sunderland
Sat 3 Dec – Book Yer Ane Fest, Dundee
Fri 9 Dec – The Workers Club, Kings Lynn
Fri 16 Dec – Santiago, Leeds
Sat 17 Dec – Bank Top Tavern, Oldham
Thurs 19 Jan – Gullivers, Manchester (with SNFU)
Sat 4 Feb, 2017 – Phoenix Bar, High Wycombe
Andy Davies (bass/vocals)
Matt Woods (guitar/vocals)
Chris ‘Big Hands’ Hinsley (drums)
More about RPM and the new album:
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.