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I Love My Job

    Perhaps not words we all find ourselves uttering on a daily basis, but then the esteemed singer is far from your average joe stuck in the day-to-day grind of an average job…

    ‘I Love My Job’ is the first album release in 5 years from the former Inspiral Carpets and Lovers lynch-pin and his current outfit: The Tom Hingley Band.

    Arriving as the follow-up to his remarkable double album ‘Sand’ & ’Paper’ (released in 2013, with Pledge Music), the THB’s latest effort is an equally ambitious outing of vision and voice. On ‘I Love My Job’, Hingley and co. seek to offer a snapshot of the political revolution, anger, and aggression that have formed the backdrop for him, and us all, over the last three years.

    Using the freedom of expression and amplification to communicate with the masses that is gifted to those in the job that Hingley finds himself in (though is so often shied away from by many of his musical contemporaries), ‘I Love My Job’ sees the singer using his platform to both shout to the heavens and put the world to rights. Someone has to right?

    Getting it all of his chest, the record is very much a rejection and reaction to the here and now, with Hingley providing a loquacious outpouring of his own pure emotion, as well as socio-political commentary of wider contemporary issues that grip the current world, all wrapped up in 11 tracks of unbridled rock’n’roll….

    “Nasty People” is a short sharp snap at the cowardly trolling culture that has developed and dominates the online realm, whereas the recoil of ‘Bullet’ is a revenge song that sees Hingley take direct aim at the convicted paedophile and Lost Prophets frontman Ian Watkins along with those who would use their power for acts of such despicable evil. “Beggar’s Hand” decries the shameful homelessness that plagues the streets of Manchester under the current government, whereas “White Sheep” is a song for those who feel oppressed by the corporate world of ‘too big to fail banks’ and utility companies in which extortion and profit at the expense of innocent consumers are business of the day.

    But on a more personal level, there’s an outpouring of emotions in tribute to the sounds and loved ones who have inspired Hingley throughout his life. “Introduction” glistens with the chimes with bells to honour the many lost souls that have departed over the past few years, not least his own mother and sister-in-law who he also pays homage to on “Black Light”:

    Tom Hingley And The Kar-Pets

    May Contain Nuts

      Much loved songwriter, former Inspiral Carpets icon and one-of-a-kind eccentric: TOM HINGLEY, is back with an exclusive new live DVD of performances with his outstanding current outfit: The Kar-Pets.

      The Kar-Pets are a tribute band. And as you may have guessed, a band that pay tribute to the organ-crazed pop smashes of Inspiral Carpets at that.

      However, The Kar-Pets are a band in no need of raiding the fancy dress box any time soon, for they just happen to have the real McCoy making up their ranks.

      Fronted by former voice and creative force of the Inspiral Carpets himself, Tom Hingley, this is a tribute band that packs far more pedigree than your usual pub-circuit wannabes.

      Having toured the country to great acclaim with this barmy, yet brilliant new band - 'May Contain Nuts’ - is a live multimedia DVD/CD where Tom and the Kar-Pets shatter any pre-conceptions of the tribute-band notion and show you exactly what they're made of.

      Recorded at the sold out show at The Ruby Lounge in Manchester on April 16th 2016, this release encompasses a live DVD plus an audio CD of the gig in a deluxe new 2 disc pack. Offering a unique take on the Inspiral Carpets back catalogue from greatest hits to beloved album tracks, this is a DVD that captures the band at their exhilarating and eyebrow-raising best, with pumped-up performances of classic tracks such as “Saturn 5”, "Bitches Brew”, “Find Out Why” and many more. 



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