UK punk legends PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES have released the official video for new track ‘Crap Californian Punk Band’. The video was shot in sunny Hastings and features cameo appearances by Rancid main man Lars Fredericksen and Hasting’s own Maid Of Ace. Eagle eyed viewers may also notice that all is not what it seems with the band:
“Our New Label, Arising Empire, gave us a deadline of August 22nd to film a promo for the track ‘Crap Californian Punk Band’. Peter was busy being deported from the United States and after that we were in Europe performing at various festivals, so there was no time to actually appear in the film. The director Mark Richards (SLAVES, WONK UNIT) came up with the idea of getting an actual Skate Punk band to wear masks of the band. In stepped ‘The Barracks’ and if you keep your eyes peeled, you can see various other cameo appearances by Lars Fredericksen of Rancid and Hastings all sister punk rock band, Maid of Ace!”
Order the track digitally: https://PeterAndTheTestTubeBabies.lnk.to/CalifornianPunkBand
Order ‘None Of Your Fucking Business’ digitally: https://PeterAndTheTestTubeBabies.lnk.to/NoneOfYourBusiness
With a return to form, the majority of the songs on the album have been written by Peter and Derek together and are surely destined to become TEST TUBE classics. New bassist Nick has also chipped in with two of his own songs and there are plenty of surprises in store for the lucky listeners. This is by far the band’s most diverse album and it sounds all the better for it. From the outrageously bluegrass leanings of ‘Silicone Beer Gut’ to the super catchy ‘None Of Your Fucking Business’, the band have hit the ground running and have pulled no punches in delivering their best ever album.
With contributions by Lars from RANCID and ukulele punk sensations THE PUKES amongst others, this album deserves to be huge – it certainly sounds huge!
PETER AND THE TEST TUBE BABIES is:
Peter Bywaters | vocals
Derek ‘Del’ Greening | guitar
Nick Abnett | bass
Sam Fuller | drums