Coughin’ Vicars Share New Single “Rips Of Rain”

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Liverpool DIY punks Coughin’ Vicars have released their new single, Rips of Rain, via Venn Records. The track is another rugged slice of ’80s infused punk from the Scouse quintet that is a nod to the local paranormal legend of the Bold Street ‘timeslip’ in Liverpool, and is situated in the rain-soaked drift home where all time and logic are lost and transcendental navigation takes over. Coughin’ Vicars will release their new full length, Curses & Prayers, on 26th July, the album was produced by the band’s guitarist Adam Clarkson in Southport’s Vagrant Studios, mixed by Coughin’ Vicars and mastered by Piers Mortimer.

“I’ve walked and worked on the street for many years and I’m convinced this is a genuine phenomenon. In a certain sense this song is an effort to arrange all the layered complexities that thrive in the headspace between infamous Liverpool rock pub The Swan’s jukebox and the last order bell. ‘Rips of Rain’ is about all the thoughts that go through your mind whilst killing time embarking on impulsive inner city walks in our island’s most guaranteed weather condition. Its fists clenched in jacket pockets. A march into a headwind song. The kind of rain that stains your socks, but gives your mission purpose—it allows you to think way beyond the comforts of domestic life. Ghosts, ambitions, visions, fears, regrets, and by the end of it hopefully fulfilment and conclusion.” (vocalist Roman Remains)

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Coughin’ Vicars will be appearing at Swine Fest, Leodis Requiem Fest and Rebellion Festival this Summer, with details of a secret album release show on 26th July to be revealed shortly.