Featured The Blanche Hudson Weekend Release:
How Many Times Have You Let Me Die
2012 may have seemed a relatively quiet year for The Blanche Hudson Weekend, with just 2 new singles released on Odd Box Records (the Just Like Susan George b/w To Be That Way Again 7" and the Deep Thrust EP) but they've actually been very busy writing, and then recording, this epic 15 tracker which is set for release in April 2013.
Entitled How Many Times Have You Let Me Die? - it's the follow up to 2011's You Always Loved Violence album, and this one takes everything the band achieved on that particular long player and ramps it up to a whole new level. The Blanche Hudson Weekend have never been about staying in one place musically. When people expected more of the fuzz pop they delivered on their earliest releases, they gave them the stripped back production of the You Always Loved Violence album instead. Now, they just want to experiment with their sound as much as possible. On How Many Times Have You Let Me Die?, they still deliver the kind of noisy pop they've written from the start, but with the gradual introduction of keyboards, samples and strange electronic sounds, the songwriting has expanded and been driven down a different musical path.
So, alongside the chugging pop of Love Is A Poison, the bouncy pop of Punk Rock Pogo Satellite, and the full on noisy pop of (Just Like) Susan George, If You're Still Together and (They Say Good Guys Are So) Hard To Find, there's the dark and brooding electronica of Blood And Butter, the New Order-ish When All Is Said And Done, and the epic 7 minutes synth and guitar pop of To Be That Way Again. The band also cover a track by The Sweet Nothings, Impossible You, bending and twisting it into a whole new creation. In total, How Many Times Have You Let Me Die? runs for 56 minutes, and is easily the greatest thing The Blanche Hudson Weekend have recorded so far.
Released: Monday 22nd April 2013