‘ATTACK’ is the first offering from a new phase of art and music by Leeds/York electro-rock act, Officers and renowned artist, Stuart Semple. Part of their work together aims to raise awareness of the charity CALM (The Campaign Against Living Miserably). CALM aims to prevent male suicide in the UK, and offers support to men who are living with depression or are in crisis. Suicide is the biggest killer of men aged 20-45 in the UK, and CALM aims to keep men alive by talking. A portion of the single’s profits will be donated to CALM.
After falling into, and destroying the underground with their schizophrenic brand of acid tinged electro-rock via Alan Mcgee’s Death Disco in 2007; OFFICERS have continued to outgun and outrun their ‘Noughties’ contemporaries, scenesters and hipsters who fell by the wayside when trends changed, real life took over, and the realisation set in that the real rock n’ roll dream actually boils down to an attitude, ethic, and compulsion rather than mansions and gold-discs.
However, you’re still just as likely to find OFFICERS soundtracking an episode of a hit US TV show like the Blacklist, as you are hearing them collaborate with electronic pioneers like Gary Numan, Jagz Kooner, remixing Linkin Park, creating exclusive soundtracks for LA art shows with Jim Jones, The Prodigy and Charlotte Church, or hosting high profile exhibitions and organising secret charity performances with renowned rock photographer Scarlet Page and international rock band Placebo.
2016 will see them return with their second album. After being requested to create songs (and then having had spurned) for what appeared to be plans for a credible return to music for Liam Gallagher (Oasis)– the duo finished these new tracks under the expert ears of uber-mixers Dave Bascombe (Depeche Mode, The Verve, Charlie XCX) and Ade Fenton (Gary Numan, Dave Clarke) – pulling together what’s become tentatively known as the ‘Jackal’ for release later in the year.
‘Attack’ is out on Friday 19th February and available to pre-order now from www.officers.uk.com/