The sinister lament that is ‘The Vile Stuff’ shows Dawson as a master of the minutiae of British storytelling as he charts the downfall of a group of students on a school trip, “downing Asda’s own-brand stubbies in the lad’s bogs” before succumbing to all sorts of transgression and calamity – fracturing skulls and cheekbones, stabbing screwdrivers through their hands and hopping into bed with their teachers. It’s a song as surreal as it is strangely relatable in its pitch-black humour and effortless conjuring of grizzly adolescent fantasy.
In her remix, Gwyer takes the song’s ominous instrumental loop and tones it up into a muscular, sinister alien-club track reminiscent of her releases for No Pain In Pop.
Watch the video for ‘The Vile Stuff’, directed by Harry Wheeler in Richard’s hometown HERE
Richard has also announced an extensive string of UK dates for February next year including a headline show at The Lexington in London. Full dates as follows:
7th – Star and Shadow, Newcastle
10th – Audacious Art Space, Sheffield
11th – Soup Kitchen, Manchester
12th – The Lexington, London
13th – Westhill Hall, Brighton
14th – Chameleon Arts Cafe, Nottingham
15th – MacDevitts Studio, South St Arts, Reading
18th – Shipping Forecast, Liverpool
20th – Green Man Festival, Glanusk Park Estate, Wales