Paul Hawkins & Thee Awkward Silences' new limited editon CD and Download single "I Believe in Karma" is released TODAY (12 May). It will be available from itunes and comes with "My Darling Frankenstein" as a B-side.
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You can read 2 reviews of the single here:
Cool Noise compare "...Karma" to Alice Cooper's "School's Out" and calls "...Frankenstein" "twisted, funny and perverted". They describes the single as a whole "The kind of thing I can imagine the late, great Alex Harvey doing if he grew up listening to punk".
Meanwhile "Rock-Metal Reviews" call us "the ultimate in post-structuralist anti-rock" and describe "...Karma as a convincing impersonation of a Samaritans phone call from a bitter and lonely I.T. sysadmin who's just gone postal and rewired the corporate servers to spam the entire planet with a carefully formatted bullet-point list of his woes, compiled in date order from the exact moment of his fifth birthday".
This review in full incidentally incidentally is the most entertaining thing I've ever read about us and I strongly recommend reading it:
You can also see the video for "I Believe in Karma" here:
The video was made and directed by the band itself and is the first in a three-part trilogy. Ian Button and Sarah Bowerman have to take the lion's share of the credit.
Moving back to the band, we'll be launching the single at Silent Night on Tuesday 13th (at The Good Ship, Kilburn). We'll be joined by Extradition Order, Albino and a fantastic new band called Mucky Little Paw Prints who I thoroughly recommend. Entry's £3 if you bring a copy of this email, £5 if you don't.