Legendary British rock n’ roll group THE GODFATHERS released their new album today on Metropolis Records. A Big Bad Beautiful Noise is available worldwide via all platforms. In addition, the band is currently routing a North American tour for late spring.
A Big Bad Beautiful Noise has already received a lavish amount of praise. Brooklyn Veganvowed, “a swirling widescreen epic straight out of the Bond Theme cannon with more than a dash of glam.” Louder Than War pledged, “A Big Bad Beautiful Noise is a handy restatement of the strengths of The Godfathers replete with shit-hot musicianship, catchy songs, tonnes of conviction and a big bad attitude.” Uncut proclaimed, “high octane garage rock & roll.” Vive Le Rock affirmed, “A Big Bad Beautiful Noise is certainly up there with The Godfathers’ ‘80s classics.”
Formed in 1985, The Godfathers busted into the international rock scene with their incendiary breakthrough Billboard Top 40 single “Birth School Work Death” (from the 1988 album of the same name) whose video enjoyed heavy rotation on MTV. Numerous seminal singles followed including “Cause I Said So”, “She Gives Me Love”, and “Unreal World” among others. Their blistering live shows have set venues alight internationally, and the band have become increasingly influential in recent years with artists such as Local H and Spoon releasing covers of “Birth School Work Death” and “This Damn Nation” respectively, and modern progrock band Mars Volta citing The Godfathers’ primal sound as a direct influence on their Noctourniquet album.
The Godfathers is Peter Coyne (lead vocals), Steve Crittall (guitar, vocals), Mauro Venegas (guitar, vocals), Tim James (drums, vocals), and Darren Birch (bass, vocals). A Big Bad Beautiful Noise was released on February 10, 2017 via Metropolis Records.