The dynamic post-punk quartet from York, England, have unleashed their thrilling and eclectic new offering, Monorail. Delivering an energetic sound with progressive instrumentation, and a good dose of humour, Percy venture on a journey through the realms punk, alt rock, space rock and soaring soundscapes across eleven marvellous tracks.
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Written in the aftermath of the pandemic, a subconscious theme emerges as the band’s vivid imagination reflects on the rupture of normality that we all shared. The frustration of being locked up, being an impotent bystander as restrictions are imposed, insomnia, wanting another life, wanting to be back amongst friends, wanting the freedom of the open desert as you live a life through your TV box sets. The on-line world is not the real world. Monorail follows the album Seaside Donkeys released on an exclusive vinyl issue in April 2020.
Percy were established in 1996 and this is the third album since the original members of Colin Howard (guitar/vox) and Andy Wiles (bass) were joined in 2017 by Paula Duck (keys) and Jason Wilson (drums).
The album was recorded in live takes at “Wild Bills Snooker Palace” a secret location on the outskirts of York. Starting in autumn 2021 the tracks were recorded, mixed and produced by Andy Wiles over several sessions. These capture the energy of the songs in those live takes with vocals and additional sound ideas (such as using vocal samples) overlaid in virtual sessions.
Percy Gig List:
24th MAY – TUES – YORK – CRESCENT – SUPPORT
4th JUNE – SAT – COTTINGHAM – 6PM FESTIVAL
23RD JUNE – THURS – YORK – FULLY ARMS HEADLINE
21ST JULY – THURS – LEEDS – WHARF CHAMBERS – SUPT
30TH JULY – SAT – GATESHEAD BLACK BULL – SUPPORT
4TH AUGUST – THURS – YORK – VIC VAULTS – HEADLINE
20TH AUGUST – SATURDAY – FULLY FESTIVAL
1ST SEPTEMBER – THUR – STOCKPORT SPINNING TOP – SPT
21ST OCTOBER – THURS – YORK – VIC VAULTS – HEADLINE
19TH NOVEMBER – SAT– STOCKPORT SPINNING TOP – SPT