MAX RAPTOR release new single CAROLINA on 27th Feb 2012 through Naim Edge Records + UK co-headline tour with HILDAMAY
Fusing classic punk attitude, an astute sensibility to a ballsy riff, a very British narrative and infectious hook-fuelled chant, Midlands’ quartet Max Raptor continue their swift ascent to rock n’ roll eminence with new single ‘Carolina’, taken from the critically acclaimed debut mini-album ‘Portraits’.
Heralded for their forthright sketches of modern society, the gritty omniscience of new single Carolina is the perfect calling card for one of the most original up-and-coming alt-rock bands of our time. This dismal yet somehow charming portrayal of the British ultimate dysfunctional family could not be more apt amidst headlines of austerity with the tender wounds of a riotous summer still healing. Carolina is a 21st century punk anthem sparked by the imperfections of human nature; an alcoholic, abusive father, bitter and aggressively defensive of failure; a fragile yet desperately narcissistic mother who longs to be noticed; an older sister who knows nothing other than to use her sexuality as her escape; and a younger brother, coarsely wrought by all of the above, unemployed, hopeless and destined to become his own father.
The inimitable sound of Max Raptor transcends genre and generation. In 2011, the band were invited to support The Stranglers, New Model Army and The Darkness as well as a hectic festival circuit including Hevy with Dillinger Escape Plan, Y Not with Maximo Park, Play Fest with Frank Turner, Leopallooza with The Datsuns and Boardmasters with The King Blues and Skindred, topped off by performing on the Kerrang! Breakthru tour in December. Max Raptor’s music has thus far garnered media support from BBC Radio 1 Rock Show, BBC Introducing, XFM, Kerrang TV, Scuzz and NME TV, not least high praise from Rock Sound, Kerrang! magazine, Front magazine and Total Guitar. At Christmas, Max Raptor even performed a live concert streamed over the internet from a super fan’s bedroom (in Wandsworth) to an unanticipated audience of thousands. Catch Max Raptor now before they are selling out stadiums instead of bedrooms.
The new single CAROLINA is available to download from 27th Feb 2012 and the PORTRAITS mini-album is out now on Naim Edge Records.
‘CAROLINA’ UK TOUR , co-headline with HILDAMAY
23rd Feb EXETER Cavern Club
24th Feb TRURO Bunters
25th Feb LLANELLI The Kazbar
26th Feb BRISTOL Academy 2
27th Feb GUILDFORD Boiler Room
29th Feb YORK Stereo
1st Mar WREXHAM Central Station
2nd Mar COVENTRY Kasbah
3rd Mar NOTTINGHAM Rock City
4th Mar SHEFFIELD Academy 2
6th Mar BATH Komedia
7th Mar NEWCASTLE Academy 2
8th Mar GLASGOW Stereo
10th Mar NORTHAMPTON Penny Whistle
11th Mar BIRMINGHAM Academy 3
12th Mar CARDIFF Clwb Ifor Bach
13th Mar SOUTHEND Chinnery’s
15th Mar DERBY The Venue
16th Mar SWANSEA Sin City
17th Mar SHEERNESS The Ivy
18th Mar SOUTHAMPTON Take Down 2012
19th Mar CAMBRIDGE Portland Arms
21st Mar LIVERPOOL Academy 2
22nd Mar LONDON Barfly
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