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Welsh Bubblegum-Punks HELEN LOVE Reveal ‘Double Denim’ Video

21st June 2018

Legendary Welsh indie bubble-gum-punks HELEN LOVE are pleased to announce their return with brand new sunshine-fuelled single ‘Double Denim’ set for release on the longest, sun-shiniest day of the year, the summer solstice – that’s Thursday 21st June to you and me – via Alcopop! Records.


Not only released digitally on the longest day of the year, Alcopop! Records have put together an awesome 7″ single to go with it, as label boss Jack Pop explains:

“This is a hugely limited run of 50 on square, clear 7″ and each one comes with a precious Pollia Condensata seed – an African plant whose fruits are scientifically proven (study by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, September 2012) to be the brightest biological substance on earth. Listen to hits, grow some sick plants. Also – can someone send this song to the people who do the Levi adverts?”

As if that wasn’t enough shininess to be dazzled by already, Helen will also be appearing at Shiiine On Weekender on 16th November at Butlin’s Minehead Arena alongside Ocean Colour Scene, Shed 7, Orbital, Peter Hook & The Light and many more.

Setting the scene for the new single in typically eloquent fashion, Helen said: “Summer 1976 – the UK baked, old people melted, weirdos bathed together to save water, the grass turned brown and The Ramones played their legendary Roundhouse show in London. The kids in the suburbs wore double denim and raced Raleigh Choppers, and now, all these years later, we salute them all – long live Double Denim.”

In the past couple of years the band have enjoyed a resurgence which has seen them headline Indietracks music festival, appear at Rockaway Beach Fest, DIY Pop Fest and play Primavera in Barcelona; sell out their long-awaited return to London at The Lexington in record time; record a Christmas single with Tim Wheeler (Ash), Ricardo Autobahn, Pete Green (The Sweet Nothings) and Andrea Lewis (Darling Buds); release a stonking Euro 2016 anthem dedicated to Welsh football player Gareth Bale; and now they’re back to blow the bloody doors off summer with another stone cold bubble-gum punk banger.

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.


16.11.18 – Shiiine On Weekender – Butlin’s, Minehead
(w/ Ocean Colour Scene, Shed 7 + more)


Photo credit Alison Wonderland