Brighton (UK) punks THE BAR STOOL PREACHERS have released new single and video for ‘Doorstep’. ‘Doorstep’is the second single off their upcoming new album ‘Above The Static,’ which is out the 31st March via Pure Noise Records. Stream the latest singles and pre-order is available now – HERE.
Watch the video for ‘Doorstep’HERE or by clicking the image below.
Speaking about the new single ‘Doorstep’frontman Tom McFaull said “A song for the party lovers and the brave hearted… Have you ever woken up in an old people’s home, disoriented, shaded from the night before, covered in glitter with the sound system still ringing in your ears? Well if you have, or if you’ve ever had an inner pocket/outer body experience, this is the banger for you. With a chorus bigger than the sun, and the catchiest riff you’ll hear all year, Doorstep is sums up exactly how it feels to go hard, and if your legs will let you, go home. The song is a deviation from the normal Preachers style of writing being described as ‘huge catchy rock riffs with an unrelenting energy and forceful melody’. If you want to party, press play and let this song do the rest.“
With help from some talented friends: Kevin Bivona (The Interrupters), Ted Hutt (Dropkick Murphy’s/Flogging Molly) and Ben Hannah (Nosebleed), the band are back bringing you their latest collection of chest-pumping, fist-raising, soul-saving songs, in their unique brand of party music. The album is called ‘Above the Static’ and whilst being a beautiful collection of raucous rock and roll, dancing ska and huge heartfelt punk anthems, it’s also a lifeline to anyone else who feels like they’re drowning in static in the modern age. Described as having the “perfect blend of intelligent punk anthems and poignant, unsentimental love songs, combined with the most infectious music you’ll hear this decade”, this album and these shows are long awaited, and not something you’re gonna want to miss. With pre-order starting January 2023, there’s never been a better chance to join the Bar Stool Preachers on their meteoric rise to becoming a household name.
The twelve songs that make up THE BAR STOOL PREACHERS’ stunning third full-length, Above The Static, were only supposed to be ideas, a guide to what the actual album would and could later become. So in April 2021, together with producer Ben Hannah, the Brighton-based band set up camp at The Waterloo, a three-story pub/venue in the Northern seaside town of Blackpool, to begin the process that would lead to the process of making an album. But when they listened to ‘Flatlined’, the first song they committed to tape there, it dawned on them that it actually sounded like the finished product.
“We went in there with the idea of getting demos”says frontman Tom McFaull. “We took a recording desk and everything we could fit in the car with us because we wanted to mess around and dial in a sound. But as soon as we recorded that first song, Ben and I just looked at each other and went ‘This sounds massive enough to be the real thing.’ We were there for about two-and-a-half weeks in total. The pub was closed because of Covid, so it was just us and Fletch (the owner). We’d go to bed for a few hours, wake up, the first person up would put the coffee on and press play on whatever we’d recorded the night before. We just lived it fully. We couldn’t re-record this album if we tried.”
‘Above The Static’ truly does capture the moment which inspired it, as well as it capturing the complex, ever-evolving essence of the band that made it. Formed by McFaull and bassist Karl ‘Bungle’ Jeffery in 2014, these days THE BAR STOOL PREACHERS are completed by guitarists Tom Gibbs and Karl Smith, keyboardist Alex Hay, drummer Alex ‘Whibbs’ Whibley-Conway and most recently Ray Waters on guitars and many other instruments, all of whom are on a constant search to evolve, something equaled only by their desire to stay true to themselves. It’s that unique combination that’s at the heart of this record, one that sees the band riffing off their ska-punk roots, which also ensures they break the boundaries sonically of the punk genre. With this album,THE BAR STOOL PREACHERSwant to both push through any preconceptions about the music they make, and ensure that what they do make doesn’t just fall on deaf ears.
THE BAR STOOL PREACHERS will be doing a headline tours around the UK, Europe and the US to celebrate the release of the album. The band will also be making special festival appearances at Midwest Music Fest in Winona and Punk Rock Bowling in Vegas this summer. Full dates below and tickets on sale now – HERE
See THE BAR STOOL PREACHERS at the following dates:
3rd March – Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool
4th March – Hand fest, The Parish, Huddersfield
29th March – Don’t Panic, Essen
30th March – Stereo, Bielefeld
31st March – Cafe Central, Weinheim
1st April – Knust, Hamburg
2nd April – KufA Haus, Braunschweig
3rd April – Wild At Heart, Berlin
4th April – Chelsea, Vienna
6th April – Das Rind, Russelheim
9th April – The Waterloo Music Bar, Blackpool
19th April – Lost Horizon Arts Centre & Bar, Bristol
20th April – The Castle & Falcon, Birmingham
21st April – Corporation, Sheffield
26th April – The Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes
27th April – Waterfront Studio, Norwich
28th April – The Engine Shed, Lincoln
29th April – Green Door Store, Brighton
30th April – Underworld, London
3rd May – Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
5th May – Bannerman’s, Edinburgh
6th May – Riverside Newcastle, Newcastle
Above The Static Tracklisting Call Me On the Way Home
Flatlined All Turned Blue
Never Gonna Happen
Love The Love
Prince Of Nothing
Two Dog Night
Don’t Die Today
Above The Static is released 31st March 2023. Pre-order – HERE