Serpent Power ready a new album, track and tour, Getintothis’ Peter Guy hails the latest talismanic offering from Skeleton Key Records’ box of charms.
Freakbeat Merseyside collective, Serpent Power, is a collaboration between Ian Skelly (The Coral) and Paul Molloy (The Zutons) with the eponymous 12-track album recorded at Castle Grayskull studios in late 2014.
Opening offering Lucifer’s Dream Box comes across like Arthur Lee jamming with 13th Floor Elevators in Midlake‘s summerhouse. At night.
Having met at an after-show party in Liverpool, Skelly and Molloy discovered an instant songwriting chemistry and immediately booked a studio to begin work on their debut album.
Their record unravels like a darkly comic horror book; with twisted tales of alien brain abduction, phantom bogeymen, sirens, voodoo witchdoctors and waitresses come serial killers.
The track listing of the album is as follows:
- Dr. Lovecraft’s Asylum
- The Man Who Shrunk The World
- Lucifer’s Dreambox
- The Siren
- Vampire For Your Love
- Last Ape In Space
- Killer Cherry Pie
- Just A Broken Heart
- Life Is A Ball
- Serpent Power
- The Vision