Lovvers are on the move, coming your way, kicking up a riot, sneering in your face. One of the – the? – finest live acts currently winding their van around the country’s A and B roads, the Nottingham four-piece have a brand-new seven-inch to support, the rightly well-received ‘Laughing Man’ / ‘Search For Gold’ (review). It’s out now via Jonson Family; like its preceding pair of must-have discs, not owning it really isn’t an option if you’re a punk of taste.
Or, if any of the below songs tickle your personal fancy, as they represent the band’s Mixtape, DiS’s fifth. No, it’s not a literal mixtape – sorry – but it is a brilliant insight into the influences behind a band likely to see stages and audiences grow and grow between now and December.
Says them: “Here’s the mixtape list, ten songs we all spent too long choosing!”
Butthole Surfers – ‘Human Cannonball’ (YouTube)
The Replacements – ‘Bastards of Young’ (YouTube)
The Vicious – ‘Walking Dead’ (hear a sample; sign up for full track)
Wipers – ‘Mystery’ (hear)
Jay Reatard – ‘All Over Again’ (YouTube)
Of Montreal – ‘Cato as a Pun’ (YouTube)
King Khan & The Shrines – ‘(How Can I Keep You) Outta Harm’s Way’
The Monorchid – ‘A was For Anarchy’ (hear (US only))
Brutal Knights – ‘Extreme Lifestyles '07’ (sample / download)
Wolf Parade – ‘You Are a Runner and I Am My Father's Son’ (YouTube)
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Says the band of their activity at the time of compilation:
"We are currently in a dressing room in Preston, reading about Scarlett Johansson on Wikipedia. Apparently she tests for HIV twice a year.
“Also, we just put out our new 7" 'Laughing Man' (order here) and we're on tour all over the UK until March 3, listening to our awesome DiS mixtape on repeat because it's only ten songs long! Who makes a ten-song mixtape?!
“Please check our dates!!”
What, these dates?
7 Leicester University w/ Biffy Clyro
8 Liverpool Academy w/ Biffy Clyro
11 London Puregroove in-store
13 London Barfly w/ Tropics and PRE
14 Cambridge Barfly w/ Charlottefield
15 Peterborough Met Lounge
16 Southampton Joiners
18 Cardiff Clwb Ifor Bach w/ I Was A Cub Scout
19 Exeter Cavern w/ I Was A Cub Scout
20 Bristol Croft w/ I Was A Cub Scout
21 Brighton Freebutt w/ I Was A Cub Scout
22 Bedford Esquires w/ I Was A Cub Scout
23 Birmingham Jug Of Ale
24 Newcastle Cumberland Arms
25 Glasgow King Tut’s
26 York Fibbers
27 Liverpool Barfly
29 Nottingham The Social w/ Shitty Limits
1 Leeds Cockpit
2 Coventry Taylor John’s House
Lovvers will be keeping a tour diary for DiS while on the road, so point your cursor back here in March to read all about their exploits.
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Photo: Toby Price