‘Courage Now, For Tomorrow Will Be Worse’ is a 4-track EP, following up The Wind-Up Birds’ their debut single ‘Tyre Fire’/’There Won’t Always Be an England’ from earlier this year. It will be available on CD, limited 7″ (200 only, free digital downlaod with each copy) and the usual flavours of download (iTunes and the rest).
The band are launching the EP with a gig at the Don’t Falter clubnight at Baby Jupiter in Leeds on Dec 4th. Facebook event here.
“Articulate, aggressive, and determinedly northern indie rock. They place the spotlight firmly on their wordy ‘singer’ … his approach places him within a lineage of urgent, literate, speak-singing frontmen which began with Mark E Smith and includes talents like Art Brut’s Eddie Argos … The band provide a perfect backdrop, taut and tense when they need to be, crashing and furious at other points. You’ll be singing the choruses to surging opener ‘Good Shop Shuts’ and angry political rant ‘Some Slum Clearances’ long after the EP’s last note has sounded.” – Contact Music
“Something you should listen to … The Wind-Up Birds make the incredibly difficult task of writing from the heart and the brain seem very easy ... it’s funny and tragic and bleak and angry and it’s genuine.” – Unpeeled
Check out the video for This Boat’s Going Nowhere Tonight, Son from the EP: