Satirical art-punk band Lice last month announced It All Worked Out Great, a two-part ‘early years’ collection re-recorded and to be released as two EP's and as an LP collecting both together. In frontman Alastair Shuttleworth's own words "it could not have been made by perfect people, and does not expect any to be listening."
Outside of their release of Idles' own Brutalism, Lice were the first signing to Joe Talbot's Balley Records and further strengthens Idles relationship with both Lice and what is becoming a burgeoning, powerful scene in their hometown of Bristol. Following the support slot for Idles' recent sold out tour, the band have released a second video from the collection, for the brooding ‘Little John Waynes’.
Joe says the following about Lice: “As we watch the world seemingly burn; solace is found in the boundless passions of our peers and the hard workings born from that. Lice are a force beyond the rabble. We are in love. Up the open-minded and up the open-hearted”.
The band play two of their own headline launch shows in Bristol & London in support of the release:
May 24th - Loco Klub, Bristol
May 25th - Sebright Arms, London