Serpico @ Manchester & London


9th June – Moho, Manchester
19th June – 02 Academy 2 Islington, London

“KKKK- the birth of Edinburgh’s Serpico is worth celebrating” – Kerrang!

“Massive slabs of punk-infused three chord wondrousness. A snotty teenage HIM, or a Scottish accented Misfits or Layne Staley singing Funeral for a Friend at a karaoke party.” Metal Hammer

Drawing equally from metal, rock and punk, Scottish quintet Serpico have developed a sound that is like a soundtrack to modern living. As emotionally charged as it is intense, it showcases a band with supreme confidence and clearly enjoying every second of what they do.

For a band only just into their twenties Serpico have kept themselves incredibly busy. Eschewing the current trend for solely utilising MySpace and some fancy haircuts to gain a foothold in the industry, Serpico were determined to break out the old fashioned way. So in 2007 they self released their eponymous debut EP and hit the road. And on the road is where they have stayed. Relentlessly. The band have hit the boards with a mega list of artists – AFI, Aiden, Kill Hannah, Stone Gods, Wednesday 13, Paradise Lost, Elliot Minor etc – even crossing the whole of Europe in support of Black Stone Cherry.

This dedication to taking their music out to the masses helped them shift all 2000 copies of their limited edition EP AND hone a laser precise live show. It also allowed them to gradually perfect the tunes that were to become their debut full-length album – ‘Neon Wasteland’.

Serpico have forged a hammer blow of a debut album. The first single to be drawn from ‘Neon Wasteland’ is the bullish ‘We Own The Night’. With a cracking video directed by Nick Bartleet, it looks set to propel Serpico into the frontline of modern music.

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