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28 April 2014

Infamous former front woman for seminal band, the Nymphs, Inger Lorre is making her long overdue return to the music scene. Following up the collectable Motel Shootout single, Burn (1995) and her critically acclaimed solo record, Transcendental Medication (1999) with a 7" single from Inger Lorre & the Chiefs of Infinity - 'Snowflake / Hate In My Heart'.

The 7" is strictly limited edition, on white vinyl and with front cover artwork by Inger Lorre and was released by Cargo Records on April 19th to celebrate Record Store Day. It will also be available as a digital download.

Many stores sold out of the single on Record Store Day and fans have been asking if there is any way to get a hold of it. Cargo do have just a few left which can be bought directly from their website.

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Inger is currently working on a new album, and admits her return to the music scene has been a long journey, "The music I hear on commercial radio stations is mostly uninspiring. It makes me think how lucky I was to be part of that 'grunge' / art-rock scene and to witness the success of bands like Sonic Youth, the Flaming Lips, Jane's Addiction and even the Nymphs! So I've been gathering my energy.

"For me making music is the easy part, dealing with people at major labels - that was always hard. I never understood the value my music might have to others - I credit Jeff Buckley with making me see that. He asked me who my favourite artist was, and I replied "Iggy Pop", and Jeff said "when you put on an Iggy Pop record doesn't it make you feel happier and better?" And of course it did. It was a light bulb moment for me, that I too was doing this for my fans. Until that point I didn't feel like I was doing anything important or good. Jeff said "music isn't a selfish pursuit - it's a very noble thing to do".

Inger says, "When Jeff died it was just one week after my father passed away, and it took me a long time to be able to move on from that trauma".

So why the return to the music scene now? "Having good people around me such as Henry Rollins and my long-time publicist and friend Faye has helped me feel strong and safe enough to create new music. I'm glad to step back into the music industry, independently and on my own terms - I feel empowered. I also have a new band - they are young, talented and full of enthusiasm!"

"Snowflake is a song summing up the horror and fear involved in addiction. I'm very pale skinned and 'Snowflake' was my street name. As a teenager and young adult I was trapped in a self-medicating addiction, as a form of protection against physical & verbal abuse and constantly being around alcoholism. This song is the sound of me walking through fire"

"Hate in my Heart is about the downside of relationships, confused emotions and the fine line between love & hate. It's also about making the decision not to take anymore bullshit. It's the sound of being trapped in a hurricane of emotions".


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