Antipop Records announce UK tour

Posted on 18 August 2009
By Alec Joyce, Presswerk
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From a city that carries the weight of the biggest pop music phenomenon the world has ever known, a group of musical dissidents have combined under the banner of Antipop.

With a strict DIY ethic and independent stance, the movement has grown out of a new generation of bands, a blighted and scarred group of rebels melded from Liverpool’s emerging underground scene.

A new energy can be found in the pick of the Liverpool alternative music groups, Fraktures, The Dead Class, The Temps, Metro Manila Aide and The Drellas.

The Drellas, including million selling former Space songwriter Tommy Scott, are a new sonic breed. Disillusioned by the trappings of commercial success Tommy has spent the past four years rediscovering his passion for music.

Collaborating with cutting-edge musicians The Drellas has taken him in a very different direction.

Tommy Scott, “I’ve never felt so excited about music. I can finally hear the sounds I’ve always craved.”

Faster, darker, more aggressive, lyrically provocative and unerring, the new songs give the listener insight into Tommy Scott’s quirky and sometimes warped view on everyday life.

The ethos of Antipop is as important as the music, ‘more than a record label’ Antipop is a musical tonic.

The first UK tour takes place this October, the much-lauded label launch was the highlight of the opening of Liverpool Sound City 2009.

The Drellas and The Dead Class join various like-minded local supports to profile of one of the most exciting new alternative labels in the UK.

The Antipop Tour 09

This tour hits eleven UK cities nationwide. The dates as follows:

9 Oct The Canteen Barrow
10 Oct Bannermans Edinburgh
11 Oct Rockers Glasgow
13 Oct The Croft Bristol
14 Oct Barfly Cardiff
16 Oct Civic Wolverhampton
17 Oct The Old Bell Derby
18 Oct Star & Garter Manchester
21 Oct O2 Academy Sheffield
22 Oct O2 Academy Islington
24 Oct O2 Academy Liverpool

Tickets available from selected outlets:

To coincide with the tour The Drellas and The Dead Class release two double A-sides for download and 7” vinyl on 5th October. The tracks recorded at Antipop Studios are produced by Phil Hartley (Jello Biafra, Suicidal Tendencies, The Melvins).

The Drellas – Violence is Art/Orchestra of Tears
The Dead Class – Age of Paranoia/Pulse and a Heartache

Available for download and 7” vinyl on October 5th.