Premiere: Thee MVPs cover Billy Childish’s ‘Lie Detector’ and smash it out the park
It’s already been a busy year for Thee MVPs, they’ve already embarked on 24 date tour across the USA, where they self booked and bankrolled a trip which started in New Orleans and ended in San Francisco, stopping off at SXSW for ten shows along the way where the last one was a closing set for the Burger Records BURGERMANIA Festival at Hotel Vegas.
They shared billings with greats like The Garden, Mean Jeans and The Audacity and gave it about as hard as they could! Straight after this they toured via the request of their friends in Twin Peaks across the UK, playing a string of five sold out shows as direct support to the “Down In Heaven” champs.
Thee MVPs have had a little break but have also got a little uncomfy with the idea of not having any new material out until the autumn so they decided to soundtrack what little summer we seem to be getting with this short EP done up quickly but also done up right.
Far Out got the dibs on ‘Lie Detector’, an infamous venomous number by garage rock overlord/gentleman Billy Childish, highlighting in these heady times that it’s about due to cut the shit and detect the fibs everyone keeps telling to each other. It was recorded by a few of his bands (Thee Mighty Caesars, Thee Headcoats, Buff Medways etc.) mostly by the very same guy Thee MVPs used last week to record their own version!
Charlie Wyatt says “People are only a quarter right when they think I named us after Thee Oh Sees, because we like Thee headcoats/Mighty Caesars/Milkshakes just as much! Billy Childish lives a town over from me in Kent and I spent my late teens getting shown all his stuff by my dad and Dan the old bassist’s dad, it’s kinda surprising it took us this long to cover one of his numbers but we’re glad to have done it, especially with the guy who actually records him! It’s a fun one to sing and stare people out wilko-johnson stylee while you yell it.”