Blue Coloured Vinyl 7" with Jukebox Hole.

The new single form CHAIN AND THE GANG is the dancefloor smash “Never Been Properly Loved”, taken from their critically acclaimed new album MINIMUM ROCK N ROLL and due out on Fortuna POP! on 26 May. Featuring Katie Alice Greer of Priests and led by the Ian Svenonius, prime mover behind two of the most essential bands of our time, Nation Of Ulysses and The Make-Up, Chain And the Gang deal in a new genre called CRIME ROCK.

Minimum Rock N Roll was recorded in Portland Oregon with Ian and Katie Alice on vocals, Brett playing the electric guitar, Chris on electric bass guitar, and Fiona driving the drum kit and then mixed down in DC by Brendan Canty. More minimal and more ferocious, more lean and more mean, Minimum Rock N Roll is Chain & the Gang looking for food, hungry and intent on devouring the known world, once they find its tender underbelly.

Vinyl 7" £4.99 FPOP165

Blue coloured vinyl 7" on Fortuna POP!.

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Never Been Properly Loved by Chain & the Gang
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9/10 Mike 17 July 2014
Since their last album, Ian "Chain" Svenonius seems to have sacked his previous "Gang" and replaced them with an all-girl crew. I went to see them in Leeds the other week and they were all wearing matching suits, giving the gig the feel of a more feminist version of ol' Bobby Palmer's 'Addicted To Love' video. On the sleeve of this one they're in a graveyard wearing '80s goth-punk style garb, 'cept Ian who's dressed like a crown green bowls umpire.   Never mind who's in the band and what they look like though, it's still business as usual on the wax with two new cuts of wry soulful rock'n'roll with call and response vocals and funky post-punk grooves, with A side 'Never Been Properly Loved' bordering on ESG funk-punk territory with its simple stabbing guitar and repetitive bass. 'Peripheral Vision' on the flip is more of a laid back groover which has a slightly cheeseball Ameri-rock choogle stoner groove, cleverly wandering guitar lines, a cheeky vocal refrain of "It's what you see from the corner of your eye: Peripheral vision" and it even finishes off with some whistling. Great single, particularly the B side.



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