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the bobby mcgee’s announce long-awaited debut album
May 7, 2009, 11:38 am
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New single out later this month too

Once memorably described by Plan B magazine founder Everett True as being “like Dostoyevsky doing Lonnie Donegan”, Brighton band The Bobby McGee’s have been proponents of the “international tweexcore underground” for as long as Wears The Trousers has been running, picking up celebrity admirers like Jarvis Cocker, Los Campesinos!, Fatboy Slim and Noel Gallagher along the way. Three years on from their debut EP release, the band have announced that they will release their first full-length album, L’Appropriation Bourgoisie de la Bobby McGee’s, on June 29th through Cherryade Records. The self-penned 15-track album is described as “sometimes tender, sometimes angry, sometimes hilarious and sometimes poignant” – business as usual then! 

If you can’t wait until the end of June, the record label arm of gig promoters Twee As Fuck will release a limited edition 7″ vinyl single featuring three exclusive non-album tracks – ‘L.O.V.E.’, ‘Go Tiger Go!’ and ‘Harold & Maude’ – on May 25th. The band will celebrate the single’s release with a show at The Luminaire in London on May 23rd, which will also double up as an album launch. A number of festival appearances are also planned, including Paradise Gardens and Glastonbury festivals in June, Lovebox and Indietracks in July, and Beachdown in August. They will also play the Twee As Fuck All-Dayer at The Victoria in London on July 11th. Full list of dates below.


L’Appropriation Bourgoisie de la Bobby McGee’s
01 Tractatus Logico-Musica
02 A Note On The Watson Problem
03 We Never Sleep
04 Buckfast At Tiffany’s
05 Prick Up Your Ears
06 Certum Est Quia Possible
07 Goodbye Blue Monday
08 A Masonic Youth
09 Kawai/Kawaii
10 Come The Fuck On Lara!
11 Kabhi Khushi, Khabie Gham
12 It’s Faster, Stan
13 Teaching The Obvious 2 The Idiots
14 Wovon Man Nicht Sprechen Kann, Daruber Mus Man Schwen
15 The Torment Of Existence Weighed Against The Horror Of Non-Being

Cherryade are currently offering a special offer to get The Bobby McGee’s 2007 EP S’Amuser Com Des Fous together with L’Appropriation Bourgoisie de la Bobby McGee’s for the special price of £12


11.05.09 The Ranelagh, Brighton
13.05.09 Venue TBC, Middlesbrough
14.05.09 Chemic Tavern, Leeds
23.05.09 The Luminaire, London
12.06.09 Venue TBC, Northampton
20.06.09 Paradise Gardens @ Victoria Park, London
26.06.09 Glastonbury Festival, Shepton Mallett
11.07.09 Twee As Fuck All Dayer @ The Victoria, London
18.07.09 Lovebox Festival @ Victoria Park, London
25.07.09 Indietracks, Derby
28.08.09 Beachdown, Brighton

Alan Pedder



‘Billy & Tracey’



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you convinced me to check them out… thanks for the post!

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