UNVEIL NEW SINGLE:

‘HOT MONEY’

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NEW EP: ‘TRAGIC CARPET AND THE MAGICAL WASP GANG FROM NOTRE DAME’ OUT 20TH NOVEMBER

Photo Credit: Liv Kenny

“careering post-punk elements with a rhythm born from club culture, akin to ‘Bummed’ era Happy Mondays reborn in 2k20.” – CLASH

“Here’s the most important thing you need to know about Children Of The State. They’re just a band for us to exhale and do something real simple to” – So Young Magazine

“”Kick back and let Sheffield’s newest mavericks soothe you with retro rock & roll mellow bliss” – Gigslutz

As premiered by CLASH Magazine, CHILDREN OF THE STATE today share the Ian Skelly (The Coral) produced new single, ‘Hot Money’, the first to be taken from their forthcoming EP, ‘Tragic Carpet and the Magical Wasp Gang from Notre Dame’.

‘Hot Money’ is “a sleazy observation of greed and hyper-capitalism with a German bridge which describes cash as the science of the entire world”, which sees Children of the State at their heaviest.

Devilishly fuzzy guitar and squealing horns writhe amongst a pumping beat, setting the tone for what is to follow across the EP’s four dark and uneasy tracks.

Recorded in Liverpool at the iconic Parr Street and Elevator Studios, ‘Tragic Carpet and the Magical Wasp Gang from Notre Dame’ is the band’s first work since relocating to Manchester and displays a new side to both their sound and songwriting.

Reflecting the current environment, the sunny sound of ‘Big Sur’ is toned down throughout ‘Tragic Carpet and the Magical Wasp Gang of Notre Dame’, instead introducing elements from the darker recesses of the band’s musical pallets; as they explain:

“Throughout the EP we wanted to give a feeling of unease and paranoia, so we put a lot of the instrument tracks through an old, broken tape machine which gives the tremolo effect and the feeling that something isn’t quite right.” 

CHILDREN OF THE STATE – ‘HOT MONEY’
LISTEN HERE | WATCH HERE

‘TRAGIC CARPET AND THE MAGICAL WASP GANG OF NOTRE DAME’ EP
 OUT 20TH NOVEMBER
Now settled in Manchester, Children of the State reemerge from the chaos of 2020 stronger than ever with newly gained fans in the likes of BBC Radio 1’s Huw Stephens, BBC 6 Music’s Steve Lamacq and Radio X’s John Kennedy as well as DIY Magazine, So Young Magazine, Shindig! Magazine, Fred Perry Subculture, Metro & plenty more.

Made up of John McCullagh, Nathan Keeble, Corey Clifton, Conor O’Reilly and Harry Eland, the band’s blend of 70s glam rock, 60s nostalgia and electronica influences have landed them festival slots at the likes of Tramlines, Circafest and YANA Festival as well as support slots with Temples, The Mysterines and Elephant Stone – and a riotous sold out headline show at their native The Leadmill in Yorkshire.
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