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10.05.2018 - 17:08 Uhr - Newsbeitrag
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Marshall Records announce the signing of Therapy? following announcement of Eleven Seven collaboration.

Following on from the announcement of Marshall Records and Eleven Seven collaborating for a North American distribution deal, Marshall Records have just unveiled the news of a new signing to their growing roster of quality rock artists.

The new signing comes in the form of Therapy?, the Northern Irish rock trio who hit the stage in 1991 and have been an unstoppable force in alternative rock music ever since. The band will release their 15th full length opus of no nonsense alternative hard rock to the world in 2018 via Marshall Records. Melody, riffs, rhythm and intensity, the new works, inspired by what the band call a ‘new age of anxiety’, are guaranteed to propel the hard working trio back to the forefront of heavy music with the support of their new team. They join Press to Meco, King Creature, Rews and more as part of the Marshall roster.

Chris Sheldon, the man responsible for the production work on their successful Troublegum and Semi Detached albums had semi retired from recording to concentrate on mixing until Therapy? came knocking on his door. Troublegum (1993) was the album that transformed the Northern Irish misfits into the nation’s most unlikely pop stars, spawning no fewer than five Top 40 singles (‘Screamager’, 'Turn', 'Nowhere', Die Laughing' and ‘Trigger Inside') and clocking up a cool million sales worldwide, scoring a Mercury Music Prize nomination in the process. Therapy? have released many albums since through various different labels, but believe their new music is a perfect representation of the ethos and message that the band want to send in 2018, and are pleased to collaborate with Marshall Records for the next stage in their exciting career.


Andy Cairns, frontman of Therapy? says this about the signing

“Therapy? are happy to announce that they’ve just signed a new record deal with the legendary Marshall Records. Having played their quality amps for years it made perfect sense to take the relationship even further and get involved with their record company. We feel that this will be a perfect home for our unique style of rock music and look forward to all the challenges and great music that lie ahead.”


The new album will be released later this year, with single details to be revealed soon.


Marshall Records say this about the signing

“Marshall Records are delighted to have Therapy? signed to our label. The band have been an

important figure in the alternative music scene since their inception and continue to please their

fans with their tireless work effort and stellar live performances.”



Having just come off a tour supporting The Stranglers earlier this year, Therapy? will go on to perform at the likes of Ramblin Man Fair, Amplified Festival and will announce more tour dates in light of their 15th full length in due course.


Stay tuned for more on Therapy?.

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25.05.2018 - 17:59 Uhr - Newsbeitrag
Therapy? Launch inaugural single ‘Callow’ following signing to Marshall Records.

Frontman Andy Cairns speaks about his lyrical inspiration stemming from Stephen Fry and Lil Peep in a divided generation.
Stream 'Callow' HERE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=zSN761Y8ILs

Following on from the announcement that the Northern Irish alternative rock trio have signed with label Marshall Records, THERAPY? have just launched the inaugural single ‘Callow’ taken from their 15th opus, which will be released in the autumn. Melody, riffs, rhythm and intensity, the new works, inspired by what the band call a ‘new age of anxiety’, are guaranteed to propel the hard working trio back to the forefront of heavy music with the support of their new team.

Andy Cairns (frontman/guitarist) says this about the inaugural track ‘Callow’ that is now available on iTunes and Spotify:

"After the death of Lil Peep and the media spotlight on Xanax addiction the band thought back to an old Stephen Fry quote relating to his demon-battling days of manic depression and his dislike of anti depressants and their numbing effect. “ if you take away my demons, you’ll take my angels too”. Does this anxious new age require self administered oblivion? Have we reached a point where we need to zone out from the constant, warring and divisive noise around us? The sweetest of melodies over a panic stricken tempo and a refusal to kowtow.

This is Therapy? in 2018”


A music video to provide visual representation of the single’s narrative will follow in due course, along with the official album details. The band will perform at the likes of Bearded Theory, Ramblin Man and Amplified Festival, with full live dates listed below.


About Therapy?

Therapy? hit the stage in 1991 and have been an unstoppable force in alternative rock music ever since. The band will release their 15th full length opus of no nonsense alternative hard rock to the world in 2018 via Marshall Records. They join Press to Meco, King Creature, Rews and more as part of the Marshall roster.


Chris Sheldon, the man responsible for the production work on their successful Troublegum and Semi Detached albums had semi retired from recording to concentrate on mixing until Therapy? came knocking on his door. Troublegum (1994) was the album that transformed the Northern Irish misfits into the nation’s most unlikely pop stars, spawning no fewer than five Top 40 singles (‘Screamager’, 'Turn', 'Nowhere', Die Laughing' and ‘Trigger Inside') and clocking up a cool million sales worldwide, scoring a Mercury Music Prize nomination in the process. Therapy? have released many albums since through various different labels, but believe their new music is a perfect representation of the ethos and message that the band want to send in 2018, and are pleased to collaborate with Marshall Records for the next stage in their exciting career.


Andy Cairns, frontman of Therapy? says this about the signing

“Therapy? are happy to announce that they’ve just signed a new record deal with the legendary Marshall Records. Having played their quality amps for years it made perfect sense to take the relationship even further and get involved with their record company. We feel that this will be a perfect home for our unique style of rock music and look forward to all the challenges and great music that lie ahead.”


THERAPY? LIVE

SAT - May 26, 2018 Bearded Theory Festival - Catton Hall, Derbyshire, UK
SAT - Jun 02, 2018 Vestrock Festival - Hulst, Netherlands
THU - Jun 07, 2018 Musikbunker (headline show w/Ondt Blod support) - Aachen, Germany
FRI - Jun 08, 2018 Haus Der Jugend (headline show w/Ondt Blod support) - Dusseldorf, Germany
SAT - Jun 09, 2018 Cafe Central (headline show w/Ondt Blod support) - Weinheim, Germany
SUN - Jun 10, 2018 Rockavaria Festival (w/Die Toten Hosen, Limp Bizkit etc) - Munich, Germany
FRI - Jun 15, 2018 Radio Bob Rockcamp Festival - Kieler Woche, Germany
SAT - Jun 23, 2018 Genk Onstage Festival - Genk, Belgium
FRI - Jun 29, 2018 Ramblin' Man Festival 'Friday Night Live' show - Maidstone, UK
SAT - Jun 30, 2018 Ramblin' Man Fair (w/Steve Earle, Gun, Steel Panther) - Maidstone, UK
FRI - Jul 06, 2018 Nell's Jazz & Blues (acoustic headline set) - London, UK
SAT - Jul 07, 2018 Feis Festival (acoustic festival set w/Van Morrison, Chieftains etc) -Liverpool, UK
SUN - Jul 08, 2018 Amplified Festival - Gloucestershire, UK


Stay tuned for more on Therapy?.

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16.06.2018 - 19:45 Uhr - Newsbeitrag
THERAPY? Announce details of new album CLEAVE, plus UK tour dates

(Marshall Records)





CLEAVE (auto-antonym) i. To prise apart ii. To bring together

Andy Cairns tells a great story about Therapy?’s spring UK tour with The Stranglers. As the trio walked onstage in Kilmarnock, Scotland, their frontman noticed a solitary punter, three rows from the front, vigorously booing his band before a single amplified guitar chord had been struck. Each successive song in the set received the same vociferous, relentlessly hostile response. Two nights later, at Nottingham Rock City, the antagonist was back once more, front and centre, still booing, though with markedly less enmity than before. In Manchester, on the final night of the campaign, Cairns stepped from his tour bus to be confronted again by the by-now-familiar face of his new nemesis. This time, however, the guy was clutching a pen and a copy of Therapy?’s classic 1994 album Troublegum. “Could you sign this for me please?” he asked politely.

“I think we’d battered him into submission,” Cairns says with a laugh.

It’s an instructive anecdote, both a testament to Therapy?’s enduring capacity to win over hearts and minds with their singular, sui generis sound, and a reminder, in a broader sense, that even in the face of alienation, disaffection and discord, there remains hope for consensus, harmony and solidarity.


Which brings us, neatly, to Therapy?’s fifteenth studio album, CLEAVE. Roughly themed around notions of duality and division, the band’s follow-up to 2015’s acclaimed Disquiet - and their first recording for new label Marshall Records – is a sharply focused, fiercely intelligent, impassioned and empowering set of songs from a band operating at a creative and artistic peak. A scathing, incisive state-of-the-nation address, investigating the schisms in contemporary society and the motivations of those seeking to propagate disjuncture, it’s a powerful, challenging, uncompromising collection from a band never afraid to confront and dissect humanity’s darkest impulses.


From the thrillingly propulsive assault of Wreck It Like Beckett via the addictive Callow (the album's first single, out now) and the unsettling I Stand Alone to the disquieting, bleakly beautiful No Sunshine, the ten tracks which make up CLEAVE coalesce to paint a portrait of a fractured, dislocated world rent by unprincipled, mendacious masters.


Pre-order details for CLEAVE will follow in due course alongside a music video for their current single ‘Callow’.


Andy Cairns is justifiably proud of the unified drive and restless creativity evident in this powerful, questing collection and says this about the forthcoming opus

“I know that we can be a difficult sell, because we have no particular niche and no desire to conform,” he admits, “but Therapy? have always been the kind of band that when people discover us, they immerse themselves deep and keep us close to their hearts. We’ve never been part of a trend, so we’ve never been cast aside when fashions changed. CLEAVE, to me, is Therapy? at our most focused. I love our more experimental side, but I also love that this record sounds like it was made by a band who’re all reading from the same script and moving forward with the same determination and hunger.”


“We’re living in a time riven by conflict,” Andy Cairns states baldly. “You look at what’s happening in the United States at present, what’s going on with Brexit in the UK, with North and South Korea, with Palestine and Israel, and it’s impossible not to see turmoil and turbulence. Some of these conflicts have been going on as long as I can remember, but they seemed to really reach a head again around the time we were writing the album. CLEAVE is our response to the divisions we see all around us.”


It’s worth considering Therapy?’s journey to this point. Their story begins in Northern Ireland in 1989, when vocalist/guitarist Cairns, bassist Michael McKeegan and drummer Fyfe Ewing – bonded by a deep appreciation of post-punk, art-rock, Detroit techno and the most uncompromising sounds from the fringes of the US noise rock underground – embarked upon a mission to investigate the psyches of the marginalised, malcontent and misanthropic. The 1990 release of a self-financed seven inch single (Meat Abstract) on the band’s own Multifuckingnational Records label, was followed by the recording of a brace of bold, abrasive mini albums, 1991's Babyteeth and 1992's Pleasure Death, for London-based Wiiija record, both collections securing Number 1 slots on the UK’s Independent music charts.

Such success did not go unnoticed by the nation’s major labels, and the in-demand trio elected to partner next with A&M Records, for whom they promptly delivered a Top 30 single (Teethgrinder) and Top 40 album (Nurse) in 1993. On a creative roll, in 1994 Therapy? truly hit their stride with the electrifying, exhilarating punk-metal crossover set Troublegum, which served up no fewer than five UK Top 40 singles (Turn, Nowhere, Die Laughing, Trigger Inside and Screamager, the opening track from 1993 EP Shortsharpshock), sold one million copies worldwide and garnered the fast-rising band a Mercury Music Prize nomination.
Unwilling to dilute their vision in pursuit of mainstream acceptance, the band spent much of the two decades which followed re-writing the rule book for what constitutes success for a modern rock act, issuing a succession of fiercely idiosyncratic albums, aided and abetted by the recruitment, in 2002, of drummer Neil Cooper. To the delight of their loyal fan-base, in 2015 the trio conceived a sequel of sorts to Troublegum in Disquiet, a brilliantly-realised, bruisingly melodic punk/metal collection which took as its starting point questions of where the adolescent protagonist of their 1994 masterpiece might find himself 20 years on. Stepping away from that fascinating narrative, CLEAVE continues along a similar sonic path, alluding to the band’s ‘classic’ sound while opening up new paths to explore.


Cairns credits producer Chris Sheldon (Foo Fighters, Biffy Clyro, Feeder), who worked with the band on Troublegum, 1998’s Semi-Detached and 2003’s High Anxiety, for keeping the band fixated upon delivering their new material with maximum impact, streamlining arrangements and stripping away extraneous fat, setting aside ego in service of the songs.


The result is one of the most formidable, provocative and impactful albums of Therapy?’s storied 29 year career, once again proving that the band’s pre-eminence as one of the UK’s most inventive, fearless and individualistic musical artists.


Therapy? Is

Andrew James Cairns - Vocals/Guitar

Michael McKeegan - Bass

Neil Cooper - Drums


Therapy? Will embark on an album release tour in November across the UK

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