Wild Billy Childish & CTMF… and Kylie Minogue

Wild Billy Childish & CTMF - SQ1The new album from Wild Billy Childish & CTMF is scheduled for release on 20th May, and is released on Damaged Goods Records by way of CD or the choice of 3 different colours of green vinyl – light green, mid-green, and dark green.

‘the reason we didn’t sound like the Smiths is because we wanted to sound like this’

No less than 40 years ago, Billy Childish, then a 16 year old working in Chatham dockyard, imagined a group called ‘the Chatham Forts’, and so started a journey through punk rock from 1977 to now.

‘people think they know me, but they don’t know me’

No one, including Billy Childish himself appear to know exactly how many albums he has released.  But the release of Wild Billy Childish & CTMF’s SQ 1 brings it to around 150th, or thereabouts.

SQ 1 could be seen as a manifesto of punk rock defiance, a celebration of musical independence or simply a true document homemade rock and roll delivered as art, not commerce.

The lead single to be taken from the forthcoming album is ‘Kylie‘.

‘Here’s a story ’bout Kylie Minogue.  She’s only tiny, so I’ve been told.  She rang me up she said can I use your poetry, I said help y’self girl, it’s all for free.’

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