News: Getdown Services Share B-sides/Rarities EP ‘Crumbs’; Listen To New Single ‘I Got Views’

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Accompanying the announcement of the band’s biggest UK Headline tour to date, Bristol/Manchester duo Getdown Services release B-sides/rarities collection ‘Crumbs‘ and share video for profanity-laden new cut ‘I Got Views’ via Breakfast Records.

The companion piece to 2023’s acclaimed debut album Crisps – which saw extensive radio backing from BBC Radio 6 Music (Huw Stephens, Indie Forever, New Music Fix) and Radio X (John Kennedy), plus press support from the likes of NMEDIYRough Trade Counter CultureThe FaderRodeo, Wax Music and Clunk – new collection Crumbs compiles album demos, new recordings and unreleased B-Sides to provide further insight into Getdown Services’ unpredictably joyous creative world.

Leading the EP comes profanity-laden cut ‘I Got Views’. Drawing musical influences from early 70s Glam-Rock staples Mud, The Sweet and Suzi Quatro, the track was written and recorded in one session after a particularly stressful day at work.

Explaining more about the track, one half of the duo, Josh Law explains:

“I’d had a bad day and I felt like being unkind about some people I’ve worked with. There’s a character type I’ve come across a lot in work that I find really embarrassing: blokes who take pride in their poor stress management skills. They think they’re fiery go-getters but really they’re just sort of babies who can’t handle things not going how they want them to. Kind of people who tell stories where the punchline is always “And then I showed them!”. Blokes like that make pleasant work unpleasant and I was sick of them trying to make me feel stupid. Yeah I might fuck the odd lawn up or forget my lunch but at least I don’t have a tantrum when the car in front doesn’t realise the traffic light’s changed, you massive fucking toddler. Get a grip.”

Check out the video below:

Founded by Josh Law and Ben Sadler, Getdown Services have carved a cult following for themselves in the UK and beyond for their eclectic, danceable grooves and astute, often hilarious put-downs of modern Britain. With greedy landlords, late stage capitalism, overly polite waiters and TV chef Jamie Oliver among the many unable to escape their ever-discerning eye – last autumn’s debut album Crisps saw the duo weave slacker-rock, indie, new wave, country, electro-dance and ‘Hard Rock Hallelujah’ into a protean, touching and engrossingly entertaining 12-song set.

Steadily building notoriety over the past 18 months with balls-to-the-wall (mostly shirtless) live performances, the band ready themselves for a support tour with Goldie Lookin’ Chain this autumn, coming off the back of already prestigious shows with Pip BlomDonny Benét,  Fat DogThe Bug Club and Personal Trainer. Fresh from a headline tour of France last month, the band also perform at several festivals across the UK and Europe this summer (full dates below)

UK Headline Tour Dates:

  • 21 NOV // London, The Lexington
  • 22 NOV // Brighton, The Hope & Ruin
  • 24 NOV // Glasgow, The Hug & Pint
  • 25 NOV // Leeds, Hyde Park Book Club
  • 27 NOV // Dublin, Whelan’s Upstairs
  • 28 NOV // Manchester, YES (Basement)
  • 29 NOV // Sheffield, Hallamshire Hotel
  • 3 DEC // Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
  • 24 DEC // Bristol, Strange Brew (Special Full Band Show)

Other UK/EU Tour Dates (UK Dates in Bold):

  • 15 JUNE //Bergerac (Fr),  La Claque Festival
  • 21 JUNE // Metz (Fr), Les Frigos
  • 22 JUNE // Maron (Fr), Lapallete Festival
  • 28 JUNE // Marly (Fr), Chez Oscaar
  • 29 JUNE // Paris (Fr), Macki Music Festival
  • 5 JUL // Kraggenburg (Nl), Wilde Weide Festival
  • 19 JUL // Saint-Jean-De-Luz (Fr), Udada Festibala
  • 26 JUL //  Secret Garden Party
  • 2 AUG // Kendal Calling 
  • 10 AUG // Brenthomme (Fr), Festival Chateau Sonic
  • 16 AUG // Green Man Festival
  • 29 AUG // Smuggler’s Festival 
  • 7 SEPT // Misty Fields Festival (Nl)
  • 13 SEPT // Leeds, Brudenell Social Club*
  • 14 SEPT // Sheffield, The Leadmill*
  • 27 SEPT // Besancon (Fr), Festival Detonation 
  • 4 OCT // Glasgow, Saint Luke’s*
  • 5 OCT // Edinburgh, La Belle Angèle*
  • 11 OCT // Oxford, The Bullingdon*
  • 12 OCT // Exeter, Phoenix*
  • 16-18 OCT // Paris (Fr), MaMa Music & Convention
  • 2 NOV // Bristol, SWX*
  • 8 NOV // Narberth, Queen’s Hall*
  • 9 NOV // Swansea, Sin City*
  • 15 NOV // Brighton, Concorde 2*
  • 16 NOV // London, Electric Ballroom*
  • 23 NOV // Newport, The Corn Exchange*
  • 30 NOV // Newport, The Corn Exchange*
    *supporting Goldie Lookin’ Chain
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