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Coach Party

Monday 31 January 2022, 7pm - 11pm

voodoo daddys showroom

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Voodoo Daddys Showroom | 7a Timberhill, Norwich, NR1 3JZ

please note: this is a strictly 16+ event | voodoo daddys showroom is not wheelchair accessible.

Emerging Isle of Wight four-piece Coach Party have today shared their new single and video ‘Everybody Hates Me’ via Chess Club Records. The band have also announced a brand new EP After Party - featuring ‘Everybody Hates Me’ and previous single ‘Can’t Talk, Won’t’, which received rapturous support from the likes of BBC Radio 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq, Jack Saunders (who crowned the track a Next Wave) on BBC Radio 1, and Radio X’s John Kennedy. The band rounded off 2020 with Ones To Watch tips from Dork, The Daily Star, and Radio X - with continuous support from tastemakers The FADER, NME, The Line Of Best Fit, DIY, CLASH, Music Week, Fred Perry as well as national newspapers such as the i and The Observer - where the band were crowned One to watch in May. 

Explaining of the single and video, directed by Daniel Broadley, vocalist Jess Eastwood says: “‘Everybody Hates Me’ isn’t a metaphor for anything; it’s literally about those times when you convince yourself that everyone, including your best friends don’t actually like you, and your self-confidence is so low that you don’t even blame them. Disguise that sentiment in an up-beat singalong, and there you have the third single from our new record. The video is a direct extension of the song. It swings between the insecurities of feeling like you’re not good enough amongst your friends, and the sense of unity you get from those same people when you finally wake up from your rut. Everyone feels that way from time to time, but you gotta remember that sometimes your irrational self is going to take over. And when it does, try to remember that you’re awesome, and your friends really are your friends.”

Written amidst the chaos of 2020, After Party focuses on themes of everyday life and was recorded, produced, and mixed by the band’s own Guy Page. Eastwood explains: “Each song on the After Party EP came quite naturally to us, many of them are about difficult people, whether that be work colleagues, family members, and even ourselves (like in ‘Everybody Hates Me’). In other tracks we talk about whether we’d be okay on our own and dealing with self doubt and lack of trust - it’s self deprecating but in a positive therapeutic kind of way.”

“We wanted the sound of the band to come through in a more natural and raw way on this record, capturing a specific moment in time. It feels to us like a sequel which gets a bit more love than the original - like Bogus Journey to Excellent Adventure. We had a feeling that it might be a long time before we get to play live again so a part of us wanted to make this EP a bit like a gig and refrain from going mad with overdubs… face melting riffs over studio tricks. Rumour has it that Paul McCartney wanted to produce this one, but we told him we need a little longer to carve our own sound and told him to call back in 2021… he might have lost our number”

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Coach Party grew up on the Isle of Wight (“it's only a matter of time until you meet pretty much everyone else on the Island,” says Eastwood) and eventually crossed paths as avid music fans - working in venues, playing together and meeting at the same gigs. Coach Party eventually formed after Eastwood and guitarist Steph Norris decided to start playing music together; quickly realising that there was something special about the pair’s songwriting and bond, guitarist Joe Perry and drummer Page joined the ranks. Musically, Coach Party are inspired by a broad palate of artists, but always find themselves drawn back to Nirvana, Sonic Youth and The Strokes, and contemporary artists like Wolf Alice, The Big Moon and Tame Impala. Ultimately though, Coach Party’s primary drive to write and perform music comes from “the often entertaining struggle of real life.”

The band still live and work on the Isle of Wight (Jess at a farm park, Guy in a music studio and Steph & Joe in cafes), and describe life on the island as going “through pretty distinct phases of being a great, and a really frustrating place to live.” The opening of new venue Strings two years ago has raised the energy of live music in the area and provided the impetus for Coach Party’s breakout first offering ‘Oh, Lola’ in 2019.

The band’s debut 6-track Party Food EP sparked their increasingly exciting association with Chess Club - a label famed for breaking new talent, where recent exciting signings include Alfie Templeman and Phoebe Green, and past successes include Jungle and Wolf Alice. Upon the EP’s release, Coach Party found themselves subject to acclaim all over U.K. radio with fans, including BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac, Clara Amfo, Jack Saunders and Huw Stephens (single ‘Bleach’ was even added to the station’s playlist as Introducing Track Of The Week), BBC Radio 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq, Radio X’s John Kennedy, and more.

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Praise for Coach Party’s Party Food EP

“Party Food offers a great introductory buffet of ideas, a debut EP that demonstrates suitable ambition” - NME

“Poppy, witty and experimental” - The Observer (One to watch)

“scuzzy and undeniably catchy” - The FADER

“the foursome are cultivating the perfect grunge-pop sound” - The Line Of Best Fit

“primed to explode” - CLASH

“wild-eyed flair ... stylishly blends punk rock and new wave” - i

“a new, exciting band with the power to orchestrate mosh pits all over the country.” - Gigwise

“Coach Party make light of the drabness of modern life with spiky songs in the vein of, say, Wolf Alice” - Music Week

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