Thursday, April 29, 2010
Sweethead, the new project from Troy Van Leeuwen (Queens of the Stone Age, A Perfect Circle, Failure), will release their debut self-titled album on May 11th through The End Records. Named after a Bowie B-Side, Sweethead includes Serrina on vocals, Norm Block on drums (Mark Lanegan Band, Plexi) and Eddie Nappi on bass (Mark Lanegan Band, Handsome).
NME proclaim “Troy has always been the besuited Queen and, with cherrybomb singer Serrina providing the glam and members of the Mark Lanegan Band providing the grit, they may just set the world on fire.” Serrina mixes the fierceness of Chrissie Hynde and Shirley Manson with the playfulness of Debbie Harry, while the band supports her with their driving rock melodies that don’t miss a beat.
Sweethead’s debut contains the slithering rock gem “Traumatized And Dumb," which was previously included on their EP Traumatized and Dumb, which was only released in Europe. From the punk influenced track “Turned Our Backs” to the gritty “City Of Dirt” SWEETHEAD is a potent reminder of the sheer thrills of rock 'n' roll decadence.
Venuszine.com is premiering a video for the track “Traumatized And Dumb,” which was filmed while the band toured Europe with Eagles of Death Metal and Them Crooked Vultures late last year. See it below.
Sweethead have also announced that they will be settling into L.A.’s seminal indie-rock venue Spaceland every Monday in May. The residency will kick off May 3rd, with “Night One” being sponsored by infamous satire bloggers Buddyhead, and wraps on May 24th with a “family night” featuring other QOTSA-related acts such as Mini-Mansions, Alain Johannes and a “very special guest.” Ashes Divide, Slang Chickens, Earthlings? and Red Fang are among other acts playing alongside the band during the stint.
May 3rd Spaceland Silverlake, CA
May 10th Spaceland Silverlake, CA
May 17th Spaceland Silverlake, CA
May 20th Hard Rock/Wasted Space Las Vegas, NV
May 21st Alex's Bar Long Beach, CA
May 24th Spaceland Silverlake, CA
May 25th Casbah San Diego, CA
June 4th Rock Am Park Festival Germany
June 5th White Trash Berlin
June 6th Rock Am Ring Festival Germany
June 7th Molotov Hamburg
June 8th Helling Utrecht
June 9th La Maroquinerie Paris
June 10th 100 Club London
June 11th Download Festival Donington Park
Posted by Dan Goldin at 11:01 PM