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Pete Bentham & The Dinner Ladies announce ‘Psychedelic Village’ EP & launch gig…

Fresh from their Rebellion Festival appearance the unique Pete Bentham & The Dinner Ladies return with an uplifting 4trk EP full of their (un)usual style, wit and underlying social commentary.

The ‘Psychedelic Village’ EP will be released on Friday 23rd September 2016 via Antipop Records of Ltd 7″ Vinyl and DL

The EP release will be marked with a rather special launch party to be held at;

Drop the Dumbells,
Dublin Street,
Liverpool L3 7DT

The launch takes place on Saturday 24th September, support will be provided by Cut, Queen Zee & The Sasstones, and Litterbug £5 Door – all entrants will receive a copy of the EP – further details via the Event Page.

There are big issues contained in this rock and roll record, all about their hometown and themes that probably reflect many people’s hometowns.

Like Pete states our towns and cities are under attack, our hearts are in turmoil, our music venues, our communities are threatened by big business, property development, right-wing attitudes and gentrification – Tesco town is here!


The Psychedelic Village EP is The Dinner Ladies response…Within each track exists a theme;

‘Queen Victoria’ s Knob’ is (an unofficial take) upon a Liverpool landmark – a potential code word for the revolution. The G20 protests, the Arab Spring, Corbyn-mania, what next?
‘Stayin’ In’ is the tale of the threat to culture and individuality at the hands gentrification. Where do all the people go?
‘Concert Square’ is the tale of big clubs that continue to thrive in the belly of the beast, avoiding punishment while the little clubs and music venues pay the price.
‘Walkin’ Down Bold St’ is about what it’s like to face the struggles of nationalism, simmering fascism in politics and racism brought to the fore by social media.

Within ‘The Psychadelic Village’ The Dinner Ladies manage to achieve their usual marriage of raw rock & roll, humour and brilliant observation…of course they do – This is Kitchencore!

The ‘Psychadelic Village’ EP is available to order via Antipop Records.

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Phil Newall is 47, from The Wirral - he earns his living not writing about music nor playing music...though sorely wishes he could. He was fortunate enough to see many of the first generation punk bands when they played the U18's matinee shows at Eric's, Liverpool. As an attendee at Eric's he was exposed to punk rock, dub reggae, art rock, and all manner of weirdness; as a customer at Probe Records he was variously served and scowled at by Pete Wylie and Pete Burns - he has written for Record Collector, Whisperin & Hollerin, and Spiral Scratch and wanted to write a book detailing the Liverpool punk scene; however with 'Head-On' Julian Cope beat him to it...and frankly did a much better job.


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