6 Sep 2006
New album by Kings Have Long Arms 
Kings Have Long Arms long-awaited debut Ross Orton (m.i.a. / Kelis / Fat Truckers / Bromhead Jacket) produced LP 'I Rock Eye Pop' out 18 September,on Martin Moscrop's (ACR) new Manchester label Heart and Soul.

Guests on this great LP are Philip Oakey of the Human League, Mungo Jerry, Denise Johnson, Andy Rourke and Mike Joyce of The Smiths.

The first 1000 copies of this exciting CD comes with a free full-length (over 60 mins) KHLA DVD, with videos, interviews, live appearances and sillyness galore.

"The most refreshing album of the year so far" - 9 out of 10 -- FUTURE MUSIC.

"If there's a better Electro Pop LP out this year I will eat Morrissey."-- Martin Lilleker, Sheffield Sandman.

"A terrific selection of idiosyncratic electronic pop sounds, I Rock Eye Pop takes music and injects it with Adrian's Curious World view." Manchester Evening News.

"An aural Ghost train of spectactular proportions that gives you an electric shock and a fat lip when you're least expecting it. I promise you will not have heard anything quite like this and I mean that in a good way." Propertop.com

'the house band if Phoenix Nights had an electro night'. Martk Moore

Kings Have Long Arms headline The Leadmill, Sheffield this Saturday 9 September.


ARTIST: Kings Have Long Arms
TITLE: I Rock * Eye Pop
LABEL: Heart & Soul Recordings
RELEASE DATE: 18 September 06



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"Manchester, 1978. In the beginning there were four: Jez Kerr (bass), Martin Moscrop (guitar/trumpet), Peter Terrel (guitar/effects) and Simon Topping (vocals/trumpet). Four thin boys with a name borrowed from a Brian Eno record, the intense, drummerless quartet initially drew influence from Wire, Eno, the Velvets and Kraftwerk, and gained a manager in Anthony Wilson of Factory Records.

"May 1979 saw the release of their first ACR single, the dark All Night Party, although the sound and musicianship of the band would be transformed by the arrival of funky drummer Donald Johnson (DoJo) in August. Over the next few months the band gigged widely, often with Joy Division as part of Factory packages, and recorded demos with producer Martin Hannett as well as a Peel session. Their support slot with Talking Heads on their UK tour in December 1979 set David Byrne on a new course, and provided the compelling live half of their chic cassette package The Graveyard and the Ballroom. Post-punk, ACR now reflected the influence of Funkadelic, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, The Bar Kays and James Brown."

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