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ELECTRIC SIX - upcoming UK & R.O.I tour to promote 'How Dare You' album

January 31, 2018

 

Thirteen. It’s a really lucky number. When you turn thirteen you get to have a bar mitzvah. 

That’s the definition of lucky. Want another example? If you live on the thirteenth floor of an 

apartment building, you get to tell people you live on the fourteenth floor, and this allows you to 

come off like a slightly higher roller. You see where we are going with this? Thirteen is not bad 

at all…nay, it’s good!

 

Name a band that has made thirteen albums besides Sparks. You can’t do it.  Now you can. 

Electric Six joins the lucky thirteen club with their new release ‘How Dare You’ which is available 

this October on Metropolis Records. Electric Six has been around a long time now and must be 

treated with respect, the kind of respect that Sparks gets. As well as Neil Young. Neil Young 

probably has thirteen albums come to think of it. Treat us like you would Sparks and Neil Young. 

 

But respect, Electric Six knows, is a two-way street. ‘How Dare You’ is the sound of a rock and

roll band respecting its fans, giving them what we have to believe they want. By now, we've 

tried all the approaches to being Electric Six and ‘How Dare You’ is a sampler’s plate of some 

of the finest approaches.  

 

 

‘How Dare You’ moves seamlessly from the bouncy and poppy numbers like ‘Arrive Alive’ and 

‘She’s A Forgery’ to the brooding and menacing ‘Dark Politics’ and the title track ‘How Dare You’. 

Dare we say that E6 ventures into prog rock with relatively complicated numbers like ’The Hotel  

Mary Chang’ and ‘The Chimes Of Titus’. Does that sound like a band down on its luck? Fuck no. 

‘How Dare You’ is a showcase of talents, ideas and dreams and it winds its way through you like 

a colonoscope that is administered without anaesthesia, ending with the gorgeous alt-country 

stylings of ‘A Quiet Man’, a sad waltz for all the West Texas petroleum industry whistleblowers 

who live the rest of their days in witness protection programs.

 

 

To summarise, ‘How Dare You’ is Electric Six’s thirteenth album, but that the only thing unlucky 

about that is that it just means you have to wait one more year for their epic ass and titties 

record ‘Staten Island Ass Squad’, which will also come out on Metropolis Records. When you 

look at Electric Six, you do not meet their gaze and you revere them the same way you would 

Sparks, Neil Young and Venom. And respect, as always, is earned. Luck, in all its various forms, 

is just a number.

 

ELECTRIC SIX.

 

UK / RoI tour + ticket buy links

19.02.18  HULL Fruit  bit.ly/2DRbhLF

20.02.18  NEWCASTLE O2 Academy 2  SOLD OUT

21.02.18  MANCHESTER Club Academy  bit.ly/2FuYJKE

22.02.18  EDINBURGH Liquid Rooms  bit.ly/2Gz0ub5

23.02.18  BELFAST Limelight 2  bit.ly/2Fzlop7

24.02.18  DUBLIN Academy  bit.ly/2rXtl5g

25.02.18  CARLISLE The Brickyard  bit.ly/2DRisrg

26.02.18  YORK Fibbers  bit.ly/2DQPh3T

28.02.18  LIVERPOOL O2 Academy 2  bit.ly/2GBb8hh

01.03.18  BIRMINGHAM O2 Academy 2  bit.ly/2DOCdfe

02.03.18  LONDON O2 Academy Islington  bit.ly/2nvqZp0

03.03.18  BRIGHTON Concorde 2  bit.ly/2nvrtvk

04.03.18  SOUTHAMPTON Engine Rooms  bit.ly/2GzXKu2

05.03.18  CARDIFF The Globe  bit.ly/2FwY4b

 

 

 

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