Murgatroyd The Monster (A Northern Noir)

Andrew Liles

Murgatroyd The Monster (A Northern Noir)

Year: 2013
Label: Blackest Rainbow (BR266)
Format: Clear Vinyl L.P.

SIDE ONE
Setting Scene
Where There's Muck
Escape
W.M.C
Grease A Gimlet
Chasing Bacon

SIDE TWO
A Dream, A Dream
Travelodge
The Devils Dishes
A Brief Encounter
Murgatroyd Attacks
Closing Scene

Disc & Sleeve - Detail. Rejected artwork. Rejected artwork.

Released for the 2013 Record Store day on the 20th of April. Released by Blackest Rainbow Records on clear vinyl in an edition of 300 copies.

The album is inspired by film noir, Yorkshire and Lancashire dialect and slang and the excellent Red Riding (a television adaptation of author David Peace’s Red Riding Quartet).

The album can and should be considered as part radio play, part celebration of northern English culture and an appreciation of language. The words are printed in full on the back of the sleeve to confuse and bemuse the listener.

HEROINE: ALEX JAKO
MURGATROYD: M. S .WALDRON
DREAMER: MATT TAYLOR
CELLO: KATIE CHATBURN