The Penny Black Remedy are delighted to announce that they will be releasing their new album, Inhale... Exhale... OK, Now You Can Panic! on Monday 15 July. As a taster for the new album, the song ‘Some People Just Don't Know When To Quit’ is available as a download single from today (Monday 13 May), accompanied by the exclusive non-album B-Side, ‘Miserlou’ (TPBR's unique take on the Dick Dale classic and a staple of their live set).
The band will launch the album with a special show at The Water Rats, London on Thursday 13 June.
With their high octane live sets and unique musical fusion of Americana, Punk, Folk and Ska, The Penny Black Remedy have been thrilling crowds across the UK and the rest of Europe since the band’s inception in London in 2007. Their live performances, as forceful as party political campaign rallies, but unlike those - honest to the core, have seen them build a fiercely loyal following, many of whom happily brave many miles and borders to see them. Songwriter Keith M Thomson’s fine blend of darkly humorous lyrics and joyful life affirming melodies have enticed diverse, international, audiences to fully engage in their distinctively interactive shows by enthusiastically singing-along to every word. Some of these songs can be found on their album, ‘No One’s Fault But Your Own’ (released on their own independent label, Soundinistas, and globally distributed by Cadiz Music).
Thomson says: “The fact that most of my songs are about death, lost love, living in a constant state of crippling paranoid fear and coping with the daily grind of everyday life is irrelevant. Encouraging people to sing loudly and out of tune about the absurdity of general existence seems to instil a sense of comfort and emotional unity....I think.”
Joining Thomson in his colourful and culturally diverse collective are Croatian vocalist Marijana Hajdarhodzic, and Dutch drummer Wilco van Eijk. Keith, Marijana and Wilco were proud to recently welcome UK Subs and Flying Padovanis legend Paul Slack on bass duties. Since last year, TPBR have on occasion been joined on stage by exceedingly energetic and equally charismatic brass section, The Horns of Fury.
The Penny Black Remedy’s highlights so far have included sharing bills with bands such as the Buzzcocks and Fishbone, being voted by the audience in the ‘top 3 best acts’ at Larmer Tree Festival, and playing festival scene few years running (Glastonbury, The Secret Garden Party, Bestival, Larmer Tree), The Guardian’ Robin Denselow stating that the song ‘I Won't Argue When I'm Dead’ is "Quite simply, the finest country sing-along I've heard on the vexed pop topic of how one's body should be disposed of after death”.
“This track [‘You Have Wasted Your Life, Now Please Stop Wasting Your Money’] will become your summer anthem.” Chris Hawkins, BBC 6Music
“The Penny Black Remedy could well be one of London’s best kept secrets .. but not for much longer.” Clink Magazine
“This band have everything, energy, attitude, contagious lyrics and killer tunes.” Rhythm & Booze
“No One’s Fault But Your Own is an earthshaking cauldron of ska, blues and rock’n’roll” Musicians Magazine
“No One’s Fault But Your Own is a storming debut album that includes everything.” Noize Makes Enemies