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HELEN LOVE Announces New Double A-Side Cassette Release

15th May 2020

Welsh bubblegum-punk cult hero HELEN LOVE is delighted to announce a new double A side single cassette releaseNow That’s What I Call Songs From My Teens will be released on 28th May 2020 via Alcopop! Records.

First track ‘1234 Dee Dee Ramone’ is out now and available to stream in full today on all good digital service providers along with a hyperactive animated music video, with AA side ‘Songs From My Teens’ released on 28th May alongside the physical.

Listen: https://youtu.be/62Shqw4rjvo

The cassette tape will feature both of the new songs and will be available with 5 different cover sleeves, reflecting Helen’s favourite songs from her teenage years, including: Devo, X Ray Spex, Human League, Jonathan Richman, and The Ramones.

Commenting on the release in typically poetic fashion, Helen Love said: “School bullies, snake bites and disco lights, dodging the flying blackboard duster. Love bites and black tights. Reasons to be cheerful 123…nothing to do and all day to do it. Records out, headphones ON. Me? I’m back there again…playing songs from my teens.”

Helen Love released their eighth studio album titled Smash Hits in 2016 via Alcopop! Records picking up praise from Drowned in Sound, Louder Than War, Q Magazine, Classic Rock, London In Stereo, Punktastic, Upset, Buzz Mag, Digital Spy and more, with radio support from Radcliffe and Maconie, Chris Hawkins and Steve Lamacq at BBC6 Music, and Geoff Lloyd at Absolute Radio.

In the past couple of years the band have enjoyed a resurgence of popularity which has seen them headline Indietracks music festival, appear at Rockaway Beach Fest, DIY Pop Fest and play Primavera in Barcelona.

They also sold out their long-awaited return to London at The Lexington in record time, recorded a Christmas single with Tim Wheeler (Ash), Ricardo Autobahn, Pete Green (The Sweet Nothings) and Andrea Lewis (Darling Buds), released a stonking Euro 2016 anthem dedicated to Welsh football player Gareth Bale, dropped 2018’s long hot summertime smasher of a single ‘Double Denim’, and followed up with the Kirstie Allsop-baiting Christmas anthem ‘Glitter Star’.

Now That’s What I Call Songs From My Teens is released 28th May 2020 on Alcopop! Records