Today, York/Hull-based post-punk two-piece, Mary and The Ram (featuring Dom Smith on drums, and Kiran Tanna on vocals, and production) have released a new EP featuring their singles (worked on by John Fryer, and Dave Ogilvie), and remixes by Officers (known for touring with Gary Numan and Placebo), and up-and-coming UK electronic rock band, Birthmarks.
The band is also planning to launch a new podcast centring around speaking to musical heroes, producers and creatives. More news on that to be announced soon.
‘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.
4_of_4// Here, Gary discusses being dropped from record labels and the benefits of keeping in control of his own music. He talks about the misconceptions of becoming successful in the music industry and why being signed to a “major” label can often be more of a hindrance than a help, whilst Officers consider why they will never be persuaded to “play the game” and are glad they chose to go their own way. #numanxofficers