After the successful release of their fourth album, ‘Celebration, Florida’ (review here) via Loose Music, The Felice Brothers are set to begin their European tour with a sold out show at London’s Macbeth on March 13th. To preview their highly anticipated gigs, Loose Music is giving away CUS’S CATSKILL GYM for download:
A band of two brothers and three longtime friends, The Felice Brothers are highly revered for their live show, having been described by The Daily Telegraph as being “probably the most enthralling band currently to be seen anywhere in the world right now”.
Adding their take to a long list of classic boxing songs (think Simon and Garfunkel’s ‘The Boxer,’ Warren Zevon’s ‘Boom Boom Mancini,’ or Bob Dylan’s ‘Who Killed Davey Moore,’) The Felice Brothers underline their darkened aesthetic on their track ‘Cus’s Catskill Gym’. The song, according to Scotland on Sunday, “Delights in contorting different sounds in a conventional structure, escaping the traditional folk band stylings” Told from the perspective of Kevin Rooney, protégé to Mike Tyson’s manager Cus D’Amato, Cus’s Catskill Gym carries much like an actual fight would, with momentous riffs and electronic thuds echoing throughout the story of Mike Tyson’s career.
Click the link below to download or stream the track via Soundcloud, and check out the list of European tour dates below.
13 LONDON The Macbeth *SOLD OUT*
14 BIRMINGHAM Institute
15 DUBLIN Academy
16 BELFAST Spring & Airbrake
17 GLASGOW ABC
18 MANCHESTER Academy 2
20 LONDON Koko *SOLD OUT*
22 BRUSSELS AB Box
23 NIJMEGEN Doornroosje
24 GRONIGEN Oosterpoort
26 BERLIN Postbanhof
27 UTRECHT Tivoli
We interviewed Simone Felice back in February. Read it here