THE MARCH VIOLETS: Announce new single ‘Hammer The Last Nail’/July & August Tour dates

THE MARCH VIOLETS: ‘Hammer The Last Nail’ – single from upcoming album by UK post-punk/goth band out today on Metropolis Records

First-generation post-punk/goth legends The March Violets signed to Metropolis Records in early 2024 and will release a brand new studio album entitled ‘Crocodile Promises’ on 19th July. A single and video from it for the song ‘Hammer The Last Nail’ is available from today.

Describing the track’s lyrical content, singer Rosie Garland states: “There’s no time like now to break free of gaslighting; no time like now to untangle from toxic people. The March Violets are set to Hammer the Last Nail into damaging relationships that keep us in prison.”

The band will play seven UK dates in late July and early August prior to a US tour. Their schedule includes shows in London and Glasgow, the latter immediately preceded by a slot at Rebellion Festival in Blackpool (2nd August).

Mat Thorpe (bass, vocals) joined band founders Rosie Garland (vocals) and Tom Ashton (guitar) as a permanent member of The March Violets in early 2024.

THE MARCH VIOLETS | Crocodile Promises album cover artwork


new single
out 14.06.24
(Metropolis Records)

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1  Hammer The Last Nail
2  Bite The Hand
3  Virgin Sheep
4  Kraken Awakes
5  Mortality
6  World Away From Kind
7  Crocodile Teeth
8  Heading For The Fire
9  This Way Out

Original Post Punk drum machine band from Leeds.
Started at the beginning, imploded, reborn for the 21st Century.
Play Loud, Play Purple. 

Once Upon A Time In Leeds, 1981. The March Violets strummed their first riff and scrawled their first set list. An impressive post-punk legacy ensued, including BBC sessions for John Peel and other DJs, along with huge indie chart success in the mid-’80s with singles such as ‘Crow Baby’, ‘Snake Dance’, ‘Walk Into The Sun’ and ‘Deep’. The band were subsequently snapped up by London Records for the 1987 release of ‘Turn To The Sky’ – which featured in the John Hughes movie Some Kind of Wonderful – before splitting up later that same year.

They eventually reunited in 2010 around a nucleus that included founder members Rosie Garland (vocals) and Tom Ashton (guitar), releasing albums in 2013 and 2015 and promoting them with European and US tours.

A double album collection of the BBC sessions entitled ‘Big Soul Kiss’ was made available by Jungle Records for the 2021 edition of Record Store Day, with the same label issuing the singles compilation ‘Play Loud Play Purple’ and five-CD box set ‘The Palace Of Infinite Darkness’ shortly after. These coincided with a well received European tour that included headlining sets at Wave-Gotik-Treffen (WGT) in Germany and Tomorrow’s Ghosts Festival (Whitby Goth Weekend) in the UK.

“Fantastic, post-punk shrapnel guitar from founder member Tom Ashton and the strikingly scary, esoteric beauty of Rosie Garland. The songs clatter and grind around the drum machine and their powerful fug fills the room”
John Robb | Louder Than War

THE MARCH VIOLETS | 2024 photo by Toni Slater

Rosie Garland – vocals
Tom Ashton – guitar
Mat Thorpe – bass, vocals

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