SON OF DAVE
‘MUSIC FOR COP SHOWS’
- OUT 27TH OCTOBER -
+ NOVEMBER / DECEMBER UK TOUR DATES
SON OF DAVE today unloads the video for “Pow Pow”, the latest punch-packing track to emerge from forthcoming album ‘Music For Cop Shows’ (out October 27th via Goddamn Records).
“Pow Pow” is a cheerful, whistling, perky new Son of Dave song all about cop shootings. And violence on TV.
Complete with another delectably twisted music video to accompany the release, “Pow Pow” is delivered to you with endearing scenes of kids beating the cr*p out of Son of Dave and watching old 70s cop shows and b-movies that they really shouldn’t be watching. What’s not to love? At first glance, the video seems to illustrate a happy field of kids (and the dodgy Bluesman) playing kung-fu and shoot-em-up games. But then the TV they’re watching gets progressively more violent…
“No doubt there will be cries of “How can you let those kids watch all that gore and play with that old barfly?”” says Son of Dave of the video.
Featuring reels of 1970′s b-movie footage intercut with hilarious animation by long time collaborator Stephen Plunkett, this video is sure to be another cult Son of Dave classic, but perhaps unlikely to mentioned by Oprah.
With Son of Dave having had a few of his own tunes put into hit crime dramas over the years, on “Pow Pow”, lyrically he certainly seems to be saying something about it….
“I saw the TV cops shoot a good man down
They gonna knock him down, we gonna bring him around
We gonna roll that rock, gonna make that sound”
“Pow Pow” is not your typical gritty Son of Dave blues. In fact, it sounds as though he smoked a Smurf before this one. It’s a whistler; a disturbingly poppy, Rock’n’Roll ditty that most definitely would find solace as a theme song to a cop show. Or a viagra chewing-gum commercial perhaps. The single is available to buy now.
Son of Dave’s songs find a place all to themselves away from the predictable. Too catchy for the alt-blues scene, but too bluesy and idiosyncratic to play alongside the latest flavours of the month. Poor old genius Son of Dave.
Son of Dave speaking about “Pow Pow” says:
“I was in a weird state for that one. Feeling nostalgic, but cranked up on some organic speed or something. Perky little melodies floating around my brain and happy memories of 1970′s TV shows when we knew who the good guys were. Gunfights and street battles never seemed to hurt anybody.
The tune went in an unpredictable direction however, and it started sounding like Curtis Mayfield singing with The Monkeys or something. I don’t argue with the muse though. I tested it out on the washer-women, and they’re all whistling it now. It’s out of control.”
Proudly written in S.o.D’s own shed, the song was consequently recorded in London at Space Ecko East Studios with long-time co-producer Alex McGowan, who also takes the helm on upcoming album: ‘Music For Cop Shows’.
Set to be his 8th studio album, Son Of Dave will also be supporting the release with a full UK tour (dates listed below), promptly followed by other European and North American touring.
SON OF DAVE UK TOUR 2017
03/11 BRISTOL, THE LOUISIANA
04/11 WINCHESTER, THE RAILWAY
08/11 GLASGOW, HUG & PINT
09/11 EDINBURGH, VOODOO ROOMS
10/11 STOCKTON-ON-TEES, THE GREEN ROOM
11/11 BIRMINGHAM, THE ACTRESS & BISHOP
15/11 MANCHESTER, GULLIVER’S
16/11 SHEFFIELD YELLOW ARCH STUDIOS
17/11 STOWMARKET, JOHN PEEL ARTS CENTRE
18/11 NORWICH, THE OWL SANCTUARY
29/11 NOTTINGHAM, BODEGA
30/11 READING, FACE BAR
01/12 BRIGHTON, THE HOPE & RUIN
03/12 LONDON, THE BORDERLINE
‘Music For Cop Shows‘ loosely ties ten new songs together as an imagined 1970′s cop show soundtrack.
Several of Son of Dave’s tunes have already been placed in modern crime shows such as Preacher, Breaking Bad, and Bloodline, which appears to have been an inspiration for the album title. There’s no shortage of cryptic humour as usual…
Son of Dave is fifty years old, and has lived for twenty-one years in the UK, hailing originally from Winnipeg Canada where he was steeped at a young age in the blues-bar tradition. His resumé is long, having had many other successes along the way. He plans to perform until his 80s at least, pointing out that there is no pension plan for Bluesmen, and that the whole live-fast-die-young game is for kids who can’t handle their booze (or for their managers simply after publicity). An unrecognised genius somewhere between Beck, Muddy Waters and Tom Waits, he’s been sampled by Rizzlekicks, jammed with Cindi Lauper on the Jools Holland show, and been hired to play Grace Jones’ private party. Too cool to be hip.
SINGLE: “POW POW” IS OUT NOW
WATCH THE VIDEO HERE
SON OF DAVE WILL RELEASE ‘MUSIC FOR COP SHOWS’ ON 27th OCTOBER 2017 VIA GODAMN RECORDS
PRE-ORDER HERE – https://sonofdave.bandcamp.com/
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