Zombina & The Skeletones in bid for Halloween #1…

Zombina & The Skeletones

Zombina & The Skeletones
”˜Teenage Caveman Beat Gargantum / Futurelife’ (Ectoplastic Records)
7” Ltd Vinyl/DL
Available 28th October 2011

Tis’ that time of year again; the local Tesco won’t sell flour and eggs to anyone under 65, the streets are thronged with kids looking like extra’s from a George Romero remake ”“ Pensioners refuse to open their doors, not strictly true that; they can’t for all the flour and eggs they have stockpiled”¦ When doors are opened an assortment of ghouls, psycho killers and zombies attempt to wrestle money from you; if you refuse your house gets an instant ”˜batter mix’ makeover ”“ we love it!!

Not that any of this bothers Zombina & The Skeletones, it seems they would positively encourage such acts; as long as you did it whilst playing their new single, specially released in an effort to secure the Halloween #1 spot.

“Teenage Caveman Beat Gargantum” is a sax driven, monster rockin’, corpse rattlin’ David and Goliath’ tale of a young Neanderthal’s monster-slaying rite of passage ”“ did you expect anything less? Opening with a pummeling dino beat, the drummer raining raptor bones upon skins pulled taut across T-rex skulls, a throbbing zombie bass, then mistress Zombina steps up and lets rip accompanied by a wailing sax; the entire track builds, driving forward as the Skeletones howl their King Kurt style ”˜hey, ooooh’ appreciation as another monster is felled ”“ and all this in just 1min 57sec!

In contrast “Futurelife” transports you forward into the realm of space travel, robots and flying cars ”“ a semi early Devo type tune complete with humming synths and necessary intergalactic whistles and bleeps; not quite the Modal Nodes at Mos Eisley Cantina, this has added sex appeal; so more the soundtrack to Barbarella showing Bleep & Booster the ropes!!

Zombina is aiming for the Halloween #1 slot ”“ the 7” single is now available for pre-order, there will be just 250 hand-numbered copies pressed on monster slime coloured vinyl complete with artwork from legendary garage rock cartoonist Darren Merinuk, after that its available as a digital download. The aim is that everyone needs to download their copy between October 28th and midnight on the 31st – or the world won’t turn in to a pumpkin. Follow the #1 campaign to see how they do.

Halloween is fun, stupid fun ”“ Zombina & The Skeletones “Teenage Caveman Beat Gargantum” is the clever way to celebrate the stupid”¦

Whatever the outcome; #1 or #100 ”“ Zombina & The Skeletones will be celebrating at their Halloween Homecoming show at Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes (Psychobowl), London on October 31st; how cool is that? Horror punk and your chance to get some clean games on some cheesy cakes (for the strokers amongst you)

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