Made Glorious – The March Violets – Into the Sun (Ha Ha Crow Baby)

Finally, Pop Pickers, the March Violets’ first proper album is available for non-Pledgers and other deviant slackers to buy.

A digital download has been made available here.

From the Violets’web site:

We have NO copies left of the Limited First Edition 2 CD version of the album. We won’t be making any more of this Special 2 CD bonus disc version. It is now a collectors item.

HOWEVER You can order a digital copy of the new album by using the Bandcamp link below. It is Paypal, but you do not need a Paypal account to order, credit and debit cards work very well and securely.

Glad I got a few copies of the double album, and Byakhee Richard got one as a present.

The Rebel Colonists, and I know a few of you visit this blog (my sad techie webmaster side kicks in), are also lucky enough to have the pleasure of a March Violets Tour:

The web sites have more info.

The front cover of the Crow Baby 12″ single. Now that was something to come home to. 🙂

The March Violets: Made Glorious Tour 2013

Those little scamps the March Violets have announced some gigs.

The March Violets Tour 2013

Hike on over to here to find the dates…which are subject to, er, updates…

The March Violets – Sold to the Devil

Purple Pledgers got the download of The March Violets new double album Made Glorious today.

If you want to listen to a stereotypical Gothic dirge, you’ll be disappointed. Oh dear, poor petals…

If you want to listen to a musically and lyrically diverse album with a gothic punk vein on a massive load of dance disco stimulants then you’ll be very happy. Pirates everywhere will be happy.

The Psycho Killer lives next door,
Washes the car,
Mows the lawn,
And takes the dog out for a walk.
(It’s nothing personal)

Indeed, if you want to listen to a gothic pirate sea shanty then Ramming Speed is for you !

When I was the size of a bottle of rum,
I was sold to the devil,
By my evil old Mum!

Sold for the price of a barrel of gin,
A hand full of ‘baccy
And a silver pin…

This is a really great album from a really great band, not some plodding retro luke warm dish re-tread. This is off-beat manic stuff. Its not an “easy” album to listen to by any means, but it is a keeper. The March Violets always came out with real odd stuff like “Long Pig” and “Bon Bon Babies” and this album continues this theme. I can see where they get some of their inspirations.

The tracks relased on the previous EPs also receive a lot of re-working – some subtle like on London’s Drowning, but more radical changes like on We Are All Gods which mixes the live version with an almost EBM crunching drum machine and synth.

I’m looking forward to the remixes as well – oh dear another Purple Pledger exclusive…

A Party – listening to a New Album

For the good boys and girls (and everyone in between), the new March Violets album (Made Glorious) should be played this Sunday (7th April) for all the Purple Pledgers, with live commentary/interaction with the band members.

An idea that we had was to have a kind of listening party where we (the band members and you) could all simultaneously listen to the new Album and chat about it online.

In the meantime, all the rest of you, will have to make do with existing stuff. Sometimes kick starter stuf is really rewarding. get behind your band, sculptor or favoured company and put your money where your mouth is please !

Some idea of what these peeps are like…

Made Glorious, the March Violets

As per my previous Snippet, the tracks on the album (Made Glorious) will have been remixed, so the EPs (good as they are) will have different versions to the album tracks.

There are slightly different mixes of most tracks, We Are All Gods III is very different. I really wanted to put them on, they are part of the original intent.
Teasing? There is one absolutely stonking Remix by Skin Job which will most certainly become a dance floor filler. Guess which track?

Guess us Pledgers will find out soon…

…because we are expecting an early listen to the entire album this month.

Good job I pledged.

The March Violets: Made Glorious

Important news:

Album Tracklist goes up. Literally.
OK, have finally finalised the running order for the Album. Finally.

We wanted to have a definitive list that we wouldn’t have to change for vinyl. I’m a bit old school about Albums, I like it to play as the artist intended and don’t want to jump about or listen to ‘bonus tracks’ stuck on the end of a classic Album. Luckily modern playlisting allows those of you who like to pick and mix to listen how you like. Win Win.

It gets better… as this Album has gradually mutated into what will have to be a double LP if it gets on to vinyl, I have added another track to make sense of the timing per side. We are now up to 16, Hurrah!

For those of you who asked, here is the tracklist.

I’d speculated with Byakhee Tom what would be on the listing, and I’m pleased to say we were wrong and there’s loads of new Violet goodies…


More news very soon

So no, the previous two EPs only contribute a few tracks to the new album each so you still need to go out and acquire them, YAY, good job I was someone who pledged some money to this project and got the LE Trinity EP signed by the band (he said preening his ego).
Now get off your arses and buy the album when it comes out.

I am reliably informed by the band, that there will be live gigs later in the year as well.

Having been to a March Violets gig, I would suggest going, as they are ace…