PRINCE DADDY & THE HYENA have announced a six-date UK headline tour this May with support from Save Face. This follows their highly successful debut UK run with co-headliners US punk rockers Oso Oso in 2019.
The band are touring in support of their highly-acclaimed new album Cosmic Thrill Seekers, out now via Big Scary Monsters. Check out their single ‘C’mon & Smoke Me Up’ here: https://youtu.be/anRBOslJpbs
18/05 – London, New Cross Inn
19/05 – Brighton, Hope and Ruin
20/05 – Oxford, Wheatsheaf
21/05 – Huddersfield, The Parish
22/05 – Manchester, the Star and Garter
23/05 – Bristol, Booze Cruise.
Purchase tickets here: http://princedaddy.com
Purchase Cosmic Thrill Seekers here:
Cosmic Thrill Seekers, the new record from Albany punk rock band PRINCE DADDY & THE HYENA, is many things. It is an odyssey of epic, The Monitor-esque proportions, a great, galloping sonic roadtrip across space and time and Albany, boomeranging around a horn of punk, pop, indie, garage rock, and orchestral, Queen-style arrangements and theatrics; it is an exploration of the fall-out after an acid trip, manic self-destruction, bottoming-out and recovering, and then slipping again; it is a candid, acute documentation of front person Kory Gregory‘s cyclical mental health states as told through three acts and 14 songs/chapters; it is an existential presentation of eternal return theory, a victory via surrender to impermanence; and perhaps most of all, it is about Dorothy Gale and The Wizard Of Oz.
There are three acts in Cosmic Thrill Seekers, each exploring a stage in Gregory’s mental health. “I remember watching the Wizard of Oz one time, and noticing some weird kind of parallels between the cyclical nature of my mental health and that movie,” he says. “My mental health rotates and jumps from one stage to the next, and then repeats itself.” The closing moments of Cosmic Thrill Seekers reflect this, as the outro to the last track, “The Wacky Misadventures of the Passenger,” morphs into the first muted notes of opener “I Lost My Life.”