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Efa Supertramp’s 7″ pink vinyl features a re-record of ‘All My Friends Are Freedom Fighters’ off her debut album RHYDDID YW Y FREUDDWYD, and ‘Prosecco Punx.’ The new album ‘Apocalipstick Blues’ features 15 brand new folk-punk songs to get you through these dark times!
‘Apocalipstick Blues’, the long-anticipated bilingual second album of feisty folk-punk songs from the Welsh singer-songwriter Efa Supertramp, is released on Friday 2 October.
This collection of 15 songs written in both her native tongue of Welsh and her adopted English was refined and recorded during the lockdown period.
After her first album introduced her solo acoustic songs to the world, Efa combined touring with activism. The pandemic finally forced her to focus on finishing her new album.
Efa says: “The album title’s play on words is an attempt to capture the spirit of these uncertain times – there are humorous songs on the album, and there are angry songs. I guess most of us are just trying to survive these dark times.
“Overall the album is hopeful that we can build a better future. We’ll only get through this with a fabulous rebellious attitude and the support of our communities and that’s the message of my album.”
Like many a musical lockdown project, this work was recorded and mixed in a home studio, staying true to the DIY punk spirit.
Her album includes topics such as refugee’s rights (Illegal), the Rojava revolution in northern Syria (Rhosyn Rojava), the impact of social class structure (The Scars) and solidarity movements (How Far? and Prosecco Punx) whilst as well lighter touches in the form of personal (Cigarettes and Stamps), whimsical and humorous songs (Apocalyptic Love Song).
Some of the tracks take the form of mature and tender ballads that show off Efa’s refined vocal techniques and singing styles – whilst others are more spikey and hold true to her punk background with The Stilletoes and later crossover electronic-punk act Killdren. She has performed at Rebellion Festival and Boomtown Fair and supported punk legends such as TV Smith and The Damned, as well as some of folk’s contemporary offerings like Grace Petrie and Beans on Toast.
The new album will be available from 02/10/20 on digital download, CD and cassette from Bandcamp and Big Cartel – where you can also catch lead single Prosecco Punx on 7” vinyl. Apocalipstick Blues will also be available digitally from all major online retailers and streaming services.