Speedy Wunderground announce new 7″ single by Lazarus Kane
SW031 // Lazarus Kane – Narcissus
The new release on Speedy Wunderground and the 31st in the label’s single series will be:
SW031 // Lazarus Kane // Narcissus
Out 1st Nov on limited 7” vinyl (250 copies) + digital on 27th September.
Lazarus Kane are: Lazarus Kane (lead vox/guitar) / Jane Lettuce (backing vox/keys) / Bruce Mango (lead guitar) / Eugene O’Neil (synths / drum machines) / Johnny Cigarini (bass) / Big Sweetie (percussion/moves /security) / Trigger (percussion/synths).
No one is quite sure where the enigmatic Lazarus Kane emerged from. A US transplant now living in the UK, he appears a relic of some recent past. Armed with a drum machine and some old synthesisers, the music could be mistaken for something that might once have been heard coming out of CBGB’s decades ago. However, the songs tackle the everyday trappings of modern life; drinking too much, social media and the Kardashians.
Of the recording process and in the line with the label’s aesthetic – ‘Mr. Kane was adamant that the song be recorded in one take, not stopping until his kimono was soaked through with the sweat of pure, unbridled emotion’
The resulting cut is a sleaze-filled joyous pop-funk workout that kicks off aping ‘Psycho-Killer’ Talking Heads and ends up all Happy Mondays guitars, Barry White vox, all cloaked under this Fat-Whites-sense-of-danger undercurrent – with (Dan) Carey’s signature lazer synths stretching it over to the B-side in classic Speedy style. The perfect track to kick off our dirty-thirties.
This isn’t some kind of dick-swinging contest.
Lazarus Kane Live Dates:
19th Oct – Oxford, Ritual Union
20th Oct – Cardiff, Swn
24th Oct – London, XOYO (w. HMLTD)
31st Oct – Leeds, Brudenell Social Club (w. Warmduscher)
1st Nov – London, Brixton Windmill (single launch)
2nd Nov – Manchester, The White Hotel (w. Warmduscher)
3rd Nov – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds 2 (w. Warmduscher)
4th Nov – Bristol, Fleece (w. Warmduscher)
5th Nov – Southampton, Joiners (w. Warmduscher)
7th Nov – Margate, Elsewhere (w. Warmduscher)
8th Nov – Brighton, Haunt (w. Warmduscher)
13th Nov – London, Hooton Square Bar & Kitchen (TGE First 50)
23rd Nov – London, The Dome (w. The Magic Gang)