The Pop Group: Asia Argento alla regia del video di Mad Truth

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“The priestess of provocation, Asia Argento is a kindred spirit in this crazy zombie world we live in, we were born to collaborate, she’s the bomb!” – Mark Stewart 2015

“Collaborating with The Pop Group is a dream come true.  The track blew my mind: all the set-ups and symbols in the video are inspired on a subconscious level by the music and the lyrics.  I imagined a world ruled by the colourful souls of eternal children, expressing their crazy love through art, a spiritual warfare against a world populated by the living dead. The kids that appear in the video have worked also in the last movie I directed, including my daughter Anna-Lou. Between us there is a deep bond of trust and freedom.   The same freedom I was given by the band when they chose me to direct their first single in 35 years. I am deeply grateful to have my vision entwined with MAD TRUTH for eternity.” – Asia Argento 2015

 

The Pop Group hanno rivoluzionato il post-punk inglese di fine anni ’70, con i loro testi polemici e taglienti, accompagnati dall’assoluta avanguardia musicale che da sempre li contraddistingue. Dopo la ripubblicazione lo scorso ottobre di We Are Time, lo storico disco del 1980, e di Cabinet Of Curiosities, la raccolta di inediti e rarità, a distanza di 35 anni dall’ultimo album di studio, è in uscita il 23 febbraio Citizen Zombie, il nuovo disco della band guidata dal carismatico Mark Stewart. Prodotto da Paul Epworth (Adele, U2, Coldplay, Paul McCartney, Primal Scream…), Citizen Zombie esce su etichetta !K7/Audioglobe.

I provocatori del post-punk sono tornati! 

Mad Truth è disponibile in free download preordinando Citizen Zombie su iTunes a partire dal 6 gennaio http://geni.us/ThePopGroupCZombie

 “The years have divested this band’s music of none of its urgent potency.”The Guardian 2014  

“It was an amazing opportunity and very exciting to be working with the guys.  The energy is still there, the idea is still there, it still fizzes with a life that most young bands today just don’t have.” – Paul Epworth 2014

“Even I am shocked by the album. It really flips the script. Expect the unexpected.  Let the freak flag fly.” – Mark Stewart 2014

 

Citizen Zombie arriva a 35 anni di distanza dall’ultimo lavoro di studio del Pop Group. Registrato in due anni in varie location ed ultimato negli studi di Paul Epworth, fan della band da lungo tempo, il nuovo disco segna l’atteso ritorno di Mark Stewart e soci, nella loro formazione originaria (Mark Stewart: testi e voce, Dan Catsis: basso, Gareth Sager: chitarra, Bruce Smith: batteria)

“From his work with Phones onwards, I’ve loved his work and think he’s one of the world’s best producers. He gave us the freedom to create and, with his help, destiny rides again for The Pop Group”, così Mark Stewart commenta Citizen Zombie ed il rapporto lavorativo con Epworth.

E’ attiva su Pledge Music una campagna contro l’utilizzo ed il commercio delle armi attraverso la quale è possibile pre ordinare Citizen Zombie e merchandising esclusivo: www.pledgemusic.com/projects/citizenzombie

 

 

THE POP GROUP LIVE DATES

March 1st Tokyo JP – Liquid Rooms

March 5th Adelaide AUS – Adelaide Festival

March 6th Sydney AUS – The Factory Theatre

March 7th Melbourne AUS – The Corner Hotel

March 10th Los Angeles CA – Echoplex

March 11th San Francisco CA – Great American Music Hall

March 12th Seattle WA – Neumos Crystal Ball Reading Room

March 13th Chicago IL – Levitation Festival, Thalia Hall

March 14th Toronto ON – Lee’s Palace

March 16th Brooklyn NY – Rough Trade

March 17th New York NY – Bowery Ballroom

March 19th – 22nd Austin TX – SXSW 

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