Electric Six are set to return with a new album ‘Fresh Blood For Tired Vampyres’, released on 7th October via Metropolis Records. To coincide with the album announcement, the band will be touring the UK in November in support of their new offering.
One listen and you will immediately understand that the sexiest vampires are urban vampires. Where E6 has dabbled in dance, hip-hop and R&B here and there in the past, ‘Fresh Blood…’ is the whole enchilada. It is thirteen songs designed to make the listener interested in smooth and nasty fuckin’, the way they do it in the city.
From the Grandmaster Flash-inspired ‘Number Of The Beast’ to the super smooth tour of the NYC outer boroughs ‘Mood Is Improving’, the listener finds himself immediately deposited into an urban drop zone with hustlas and dickblockas coming from behind every corner. The radio-ready pop hits ‘I’ll Be In Touch’ and ‘Dance With Dark Forces’ are the tracks that get the listener off the street and into the club. And it would not be an Electric Six album without an epic closer, that being the beautiful and haunting ‘Spacewalkin’’, the ballad that assures the listener that the vampire has now fed and will live a thousand more years, albeit in outer space.
Electric Six knows all about eternal life. Electric Six has been around forever and it can never die. That’s lovely…but it’s also very tiring. You are witnessing Electric Six come at you with its twelfth studio album in as many years, and you are seeing some very tired vampires, Jack. But Electric Six still smells blood…and that blood …is you. And it is you… who will give us new life.
Electric Six changes more frequently than change itself, but ultimately this just means they’re never gonna put out the same album twice. ‘Fresh Blood for Tired Vampires’ is poppy and smooth, nasty and raw…and oh so life affirming, especially if you are undead.
And come see Electric Six on their ‘Just Another Dickblocka on the I.R.T.’ tour, which visits 17 UK/RoI towns in November and December.
Electric Six Tour Dates
06.11.16 DEAL – Hole In The Roof
07.11.16 HULL – Fruit
08.11.16 LOWESTOFT – The Aquarium, Claremont Pier
09.11.16 READING – Sub 89
22.11.16 NEWCASTLE – O2 Academy 2
23.11.16 MANCHESTER – Academy 3
24.11.16 GLASGOW – Oran Mor
25.11.16 BELFAST – Limelight
26.11.16 DUBLIN – The Academy
27.11.16 LIVERPOOL – O2 Academy 2
29.11.16 YORK – Fibbers
30.11.16 BIRMINGHAM – O2 Academy 2
01.12.16 SHEFFIELD – O2 Academy 2
02.12.16 LONDON – O2 Academy, Islington
03.12.16 BRIGHTON – Concorde 2
04.12.16 CARDIFF – The Globe
05.12.16 SWANSEA – The Scene
Photo Credit: Frank Nash