Leeds’ Thee MVPs have returned with their new single Ship Episode/Planet Episode. The single is lifted from their debut LP ‘Science Fiction’, which is due out May 29th via Eeasy Records. Listen to Ship Episode/Planet Episode via YouTube below.
Thee MVPs are an incredibly focused, close knit group of friends who have found a sound that is completely their own whilst operating on their own terms. After years of nearly relentless touring that took them to the other side of the world and back, the band has fully articulated that sound with ‘Science Fiction’.
Recorded within days of the band moving from London to Leeds and mastered in Chicago with Shellac’s Bob Weston, ‘Science Fiction’ features 10-tracks of deceptively infectious riff-driven motorik grooves and beat heavy, high energy blowouts that demand movement. Each delivered with a sardonic smirk, these new tracks demonstrate the veteran quartet willingness and ability to renew themselves and the kraut/punk/garage/whatever-rock genre within which they operate, to expand on a sound that is hook heavy whilst also remaining challenging and innovative.
Speaking about the themes behind the new album, the band say “the album ties in references and homages to Sci Fi with the modern millennial difficulties all of us face as we move away from our youth. Some themes include always having your crew to count on in the face of any dire straits, how being contactable 24/7 probably isn’t best for any of us and how really we’re not any more different/cooler/better/worse/charming/narcissistic than anyone else because we’re in a band.”
‘Science Fiction’ tracklisting
1. Ship Episode/Planet Episode
3. A Song For Councillor
4. You Ain’t It
7. Super Contactable
8. A Pining Replicant
9. Funeral I And Iii
10. US Airways (Final Flight)
‘Science Fiction’ is due out May 29th via Eeasy Records – Pre-order here
Fiercely independent and known for their remarkably hard working ethics, the band have already played over 350 shows internationally touring across the US, playing on sold out UK tours (one supporting Flat Worms), performing at a ridiculous 17 SXSW shows in 6 days including Desert Daze and Levitation, and supporting the likes of Surfbort, METZ, Twin Peaks, Ty Segall, Meatbodies, Dead Meadow, CFM, Night Beats, ORB and more. Alongside the announcement of their new album the band have also revealed a new string of UK tour dates for May 2020 (full list below), and plan to tour relentlessly going forward, much as they did through previous years, but this time off the back of their best material yet.
May 7 – Glasgow – Flying Duck
May 8 – Manchester – Meltchester Fest
May 21 – Newcastle – Cluny
May 22 – Bristol – The Lanes
May 23 – Cardiff – Psych and Noise Fest
May 26 – Hull – Polar Bear – Sesh
May 28 – Birmingham – Dead Wax Social
May 29 – London – The Lexington