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Protomartyr Share New Song You Always Win Featuring Kelley Deal Of The Breeders

Thursday, 14 June 2018 Written by Laura Johnson

Illustration: Richard Phoenix

Protomartyr have shared a new song.

You Always Win, as with the previously shared track Wheel of Fortune, features Kelley Deal of the Breeders on vocals alongside the band's singer, Joe Casey. It is taken from their new EP, 'Consolation', which is due out on June 15 through Domino. 

Discussing the song, Deal said:

“I listened to Protomartyr’s demo for ‘You Always Win’ and thought of Sinatra and old Las Vegas. The band were into it, so Mike Montgomery and I worked with Lori Goldston (cello), Jocelyn Hach (viola) and Evan Ziporyn (bass clarinet) to create the sound of candy-coated corruption for Joe’s characters to inhabit. “It’s what I must do.”

Casey also commented:

"’You Always Win’ is the last song on our EP. That reminds me of three things. First; "good things come to those that wait". I think that's what is called an adage. I don't know if waiting through three other quality songs counts, but I think it might. Second; this quote: “I did not get my Spaghetti-O’s; I got spaghetti. I want the press to know this.” That's the last words of some murderer, apparently. I think that means this song could have been something out of a can. Sure, murderers would have liked it fine but this is good, musical spaghetti. And the reason it's spaghetti brings me to my third thought: Kelley Deal made this song great. It could have been flat circles in tomato gravy. Kelley, in her genius, elevated it to the thing you are hearing now. Beautiful sound pasta? I suppose.”

The band, who released the 'Relatives in Descent' LP last year, have a busy summer of festival appearances ahead and will return to the UK in August to play four headline shows prior to their set at End Of The Road festival.

Protomartyr Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Sun August 26 2018 - RAMSGATE Music Hall
Tue August 28 2018 - SHEFFIELD Picture House Social
Wed August 29 2018 - HEBDEN BRIDGE Trades Club
Thu August 30 2018 - LIVERPOOL O2 Academy 2 Liverpool

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