“In his relentless physical pumping Mickey Humper demonstrates that we are not the slaves of global media empires. We salute our comrades, The Qwarks.” – 9 o’clock Nasty
This is 9Albums/EPs You Should Liste To Week 25, every week I pick 9 albums/EPs recently released by unknown artists that I share with you, I enjoyed all, so I want to invite you to give the a chance and listen to them. The album of the week is for Cmon Cmon’s debut album “The Crack and the Light”
The collaboration between The Qwarks and Herbie Flowers shows immense artistic vision. By building entire songs around Herbie’s tuba lines, they have created a truly unique sonic experience.
“The song takes off from where their last album finished; the catastrophe has happened, but when it seems there is no hope is there not something defiant, something so courageous, about the determination to brunch? Against all odds, a hardened group of survivors clink glasses, take pictures, and discuss the latest gossip around the brunch table.” The Qwarks
In grim times, the Qwarks search out moments of joy, riding on a wave of psychedelic joie de vivre with the backdrop of a barren wasteland of fragmented selfies and melting database columns. In the desert by a campfire they met the Reverend Zebadiah Hawkwind III who attempted to exorcise their demons through a heavy dose of 5/4 psyche based skronk.
“We felt funky and we felt inspired by the wonderful ways in which consumer lifestyles are now sold to us every second of every day. What a time to be alive! We were compelled to engage with this issue through the medium of funky psychedelic rock. We did not have a choice in the matter, something was calling us” – The Qwarks
“The song is a stream of consciousness, the words poured out in a ten-minute reverie in a whirl wind of British garden-based psychedelia.” The Qwarks
“Throne Of Your Grace” is all about imagination. A story that many bands might be able to relate to. It tells the imaginary story about an imaginary band in an imaginary town, trying to get an imaginary gig by courting an imaginary local impresario who is an extremely important person in the town.
“Join us on Planet Qwark! Music that is unlikely to be synced to an advert anytime soon. Psyche rock/ punk/ fun for all the family; Beefheart, Dead Kennedy’s, Deerhoof, Cardiacs, Bonzo Dog Band, Queens of the Stone Age, Hendrix, Black Midi. There may be also humour, cultural satire, and piss taking.” The Qwarks