Cowtown are to release their 4th studio LP Paranormal Romance this August 19th with Sheffield DIY label The Audacious Art Experiment and new Folkestone label and record store Hot Salvation on limited pink vinyl. Happy Happy Birthday To Me Records will release in the US.

Formed in Leeds 12 years ago, but like Gang Of Four, born in a variety of other places, Cowtown are made up by David Michael Shields (drums), Hilary Knott (keybass/vocals) and Jonathan Nash (guitar/vocals) and play econo, dynamic, over-stimulated rock music that embraces a heavily abridged history of rock n’ roll. Serious about fun, the band are a firm favourite of BBC 6 DJ Mark Riley, performing music with an emphasis on positive expression and confronting collective anxieties, creating live shows that focus on what they enjoy and discarding the rest.

Picking up from 2013’s Dudes Vs. Bad Dudes (released by TAAE and the band’s own label City Hands) their latest offering is wildly economic, clocking in at 23 mins across 12 tracks. Drawing influences from bands like The Coneheads, Devo and The Breeders, as well as films such as Teen Wolf and Ghostbusters, songs are later distilled into their absolute fundamentals. It’s not about what they want but what they need, with the delivery being as urgent and tightly wound as possible.Channeling that propulsion this summer, Cowtown will play a number of UK dates and festivals over the summer:

Saturday 2nd July – The Picture House, Sheffield w/Porridge Radio and Ganglions
Sunday 3rd July – Kelburn Garden Party, Kelburn Castle, Fairlie, North Ayrshire w/ Game_Program
Saturday 9th July – Korks, Otley
Saturday 16th July – Latitude Festival, Henham Park, Suffolk
Friday 22nd July –  Festival 23, secret location
Saturday 23rd July – Bluedot Festival, Jodrell Park, Cheshire
Sunday 24th July – The Harley, Tramlines, Sheffield
Friday 26th August – Album Launch at The Brudenell Social Club w/ Crumbs and Milk Crimes
Saturday 27th August – The Audacious Art Experiment Summer Weekender, The Picture House, Sheffield
Saturday 17th September – Freakender, Old Hairdressers, Glasgow
Friday 23rd September – Liverpool Pyschfest, Camp and Furnace, Liverpool

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