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10th October 2013

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Pink Cigar are the most exciting young band to emerge from the current crop of UK rock n' roll talent.

Hailing from the infamous streets of Ladbroke Grove in the west side of London, the bluesy-glam-punk-rock n roll quartet have spent the last couple of years honing their musical chops and earning their dues playing live, thundering through the capital's rock scene and breaking down the walls of every venue they grace, bringing an intensity and energy that just can't be bought and needs to be experienced.

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Having earned a reputation for the fiercest live show in the capital, word started spreading around the UK when Pink Cigar toured with the reformed Eighties Matchbox B-Line Disaster prior to releasing a debut self-titled EP in 2012. A roadblocked showcase for it at Camden hotspot The Hawley Arms saw them take the venue by storm and garner a clutch of rave reviews:

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A single entitled 'Blues To Bed' followed later in the year (replete with a mayhem causing video shot in their own backyard of Portobello Road) before the band holed up in the studio to record their debut album. The opening salvo from this highly anticipated release was the louche rock groove of 'Lady Killer', released as a single in the summer of 2013.

A video for the song can be viewed here:

The album, entitled 'We're Gonna Get You Out Of Here', is released on the Sawn Off label on 4th November.

Pink Cigar is: Sharkie Cottrell (vocals), Edd Whyte (guitar), Sam Rutland (bass), Sid Mayall (drums)

"High energised rock which contains the phlegm of Iggy Pop & The Stooges, New York Dolls, Faster Pussycat or even The Dogs D’Amour" METALTALK

"Think what it must have been like to witness the Hollywood Brats live back in '72, smear that image with a little bit of Generation XXX spunk and you have a band ready to change the face of music as we know it" ÜBER ROCK

"The quartet's charisma and devilish swagger is backed by equally adept musicianship in the shape of effortlessly slick grooves and full-throttle punk rock" BIG CHEESE


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