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Kidderminster's The Humdrum Express back with new record

By Leigh Sanders | Kidderminster | Music | Published: | Last Updated:

Kidderminster satirical songwriter The Humdrum Express returns this weekend with his new record.

Kidderminster's Ian Passey - AKA The Humdrum Express

The former Star Unsigned column act releases Ultracrepidarian Soup, which immediately conjures up imaginings of his fast-paced lyrical style he is known for taking swipes at the modern world around him.

The musician has been busy, also working with long-time collaborator the renowned local music video creator and frontman of metal band WEAK13 Nick J Townsend on two new videos.

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The first, Motivational Wall Art, has already been released as a precursor to the record this month and can be seen on the musician's YouTube channel. He has also promised the second will follow "before the end of February".

"The album will be my first to be released on vinyl as well as the usual CD and digital formats, something I'm immensely excited about," he told The Star. "It is the culmination of two years' work."

He will also launch the album with a show at Stourbridge's Claptrap The Venue on Friday, which is in association with Independent Venue Week has already sold out.

In a statement on the Facebook event page for the show, he said: "UK punk rock legend TV Smith has kindly agreed to be part of the night, performing a very special support set.

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"As ever, I’m indebted to engineer/producer/top mate Mick Lown for our collaborative creations, and to band members Andrew Boswell, Mooncat Drums, Glen Belt and Ted Cartwright for their skill and occasional humour.

"Following the release of an E-Petition two years ago, I thought it might be a good idea to write a collection of songs that continued the internet and social media theme, in a bid to document the quirks of cyber times."

Ultracrepidarian Soup will be able to be heard on his Spotify page upon its release on Friday. For more on The Humdrum Express, follow him on Facebook @TheHumdrumExpress and Twitter @HumdrumExpress

Leigh Sanders

By Leigh Sanders
@LSanders_Star

Senior sub editor for the MNA portfolio and entertainments writer leaning towards features and reviews. Get releases to me at leigh.sanders@expressandstar.co.uk

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