There are loads of songs about addiction. Robert Palmer wrote one about being addicted to love. Puretone did one about being totally addicted to bass. Now, East Londoners Arrows Of Love have done one about a friend of theirs who became addicted to an online conspiracy theorist. Sounds funny as an idea, but singer/guitarist Nima describes the problems of the girl in question and it all sounds a bit unpleasant really: “It got to the stage where she was saying that buildings were evil, pointing up at aeroplanes shouting that we were being sprayed with poison, and raging at anyone who tried to have a conversation about any of it.”
Sad tale, good tune, band it looks like a giant laugh being in. The single, mastered by Bob Weston of Shellac, is out on 4 December from Strong Island in limited-edition vinyl or hand-spraypainted CD (yep!), and available for download a week later on 10 December. Tour dates and awesome felt tip artwork after the jump.
Dec 1 – London Brixton Academy in support of Skunk Anansie
Dec 3 – Coventry – Kasbah
Dec 4 – Glasgow – King Tuts
Dec 5 – Inverness – Madhatters
Dec 6 – Birmingham – Hare and Hounds
Dec 11 – Portsmouth – 4pm – Pie and Vinyl (Instore Acoustic show)
Dec 11 – Portsmouth – Edge of The Wedge
Dec 12 – Brighton – Blind Tiger Club
Dec 15 – London – The New Empowering Church – w/ BOXED IN (live) and TOY (DJ)
Dec 18 – London – Old Blue Last – Artrocker Magazine Party (w DINGUS KHAN)
Jan 26 – London – Old Blue Last – presented by JEN LONG (Radio One) w/ Wild Swim
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