While Warme’s music usually draws a picture of a Gallagher-esque two finger salute, their new single ‘New Man’ evokes a more sentimental side of rock’n’roll.
As a follow up to the thrilling working class leather jacket anthem ‘Council House Opera’, taken from the upcoming new album of the same name which is set for release on February 25th, this song is setting the perfect mood for cold and dark winter nights. Having been inspired by Britain’s finest such as The Beatles or The Jam, this band has something else to offer apart auto-tuned pop facades. With this song the band, who has worked with rock royalties such as Ian McLagan of the Small Faces/Faces in the past, demonstrates that there’s more to the mayhem that often accompanies British lad culture and guitar groups.
Growing up in the musically unstimulating environment of Bradford, West Yorkshire, band members Lee Walsh, Craig Hamilton, Jamie Hamilton, Macauley Haywood and Lewis Knight have been making their way up step by step, from supporting musicians such as Arthur Brown, Henry Rollins or The Strypes and playing in front of up to 25000 people at festivals. Memories from the road also include the time they were heading to a festival and ended up being threatened by Austrian police pointing guns at them, to which Warme’s somewhat surreal response was to hold tennis rackets back at the police officers. Apart from the occasional rock’n’roll excess the lads are as down to earth as it gets. They like football and having a good time with their friends. Those day to day experiences have a big influence on their music. Warme’s songs are mainly inspired by the very idea of what it means to be British. This could well be a band heralding a 21st century Britpop revival.
The single ‘New Man’ will be out on February 12th, followed by album ‘Council House Opera’ on February 25th.
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