Stoat
Stoat have just released their new single "Nobody In Heaven" as a download only, available from Outersounds.

Stoat have just released their new single "Nobody In Heaven". This one's download-only from Outersounds this time, since according to Cormac "…the last time we put out a physical single I accidentally removed a piece of my finger with a Stanley knife while making the inlay cards."

Here's the press release in full:

Underground nobodies Stoat release yet another fucking single

Despite having been on the go for about a hundred years and consistently failing to expand their audience beyond a couple of hundred devoted fans, Stoat have released another single – download-only this time (iTunes and outersounds.ie), as the last time we put out a physical single I accidentally removed a piece of my finger with a Stanley knife while making the inlay cards.

The song is called “Nobody in Heaven”, and it is, like most of the band’s output, a perfectly good pop song hidden behind unsettling lyrics and spooky musical contrariness.

Will this be the one that finally breaks the band into the Big Time? I fucking doubt it. I read a quote once that went something like “It’s better to make music that profoundly moves ten people than music that ten million people think is quite good”. I’ve spent most of my life doing the former, and there’s that fucker from Sterophonics sipping mojitos while floating in his hot tub. He must have heard a different quote.

Anyway, there may be some space in your publication/radio show* that needs filling, so here are some random facts about the band that about 0.1% of the population will be delighted to hear:

* There are 3 of them.
* Their live shows are always unpredictable and often good.
* They practice in a corridor in a damp building in Athlone which means about 2 hours getting-there for every hour playing (but they have practised in much worse places than this, oh yes).
* They are the nicest fellas you will ever meet.


If you are actually interested to find out more, you can do so at http://www.stoatmusic.com (where you can also find pictures and the like).

* You will notice I haven’t bothered tailoring this press release to your particular medium. I used to do this with press releases once upon a time, in fact I used to even hand write letters to accompany them. What a waste! Life is too short for that shit, I’m sure you’ll agree.

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