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Mister Susan - A Popularity Contest

Mister Susan - A Popularity Contest

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The "You Just Won A Mindless Popularity Contest" digipak CD

Extremely limited edition bonus CD from the band that eventually went on to morph into Crushed By Pimps.


Fans of the label will be familiar by now with London's most prominent post-punk poets, Crushed By Pimps. But did you know that before CBP the founding members were purveyors of London's Electroprogpunk movement as part of Mister Susan?


Inspired in equal measure by the DIY punk ethics of early hardcore bands and the experimentation of electronic and progressive rock Mister Susan were never easily defined.


After a succession of early mismatched gigs they came to the conclusion that they would have to take control of things themselves, soon finding that there were lots of very weird and wonderful artists that were more than happy to join in and swap gigs.


The band started hosting the popular 'Night of Sonic Adventure' series of events at The Workshop, bringing lots of uncategorizable bands together for an audience that hated genre labels anyway, and loved noise!


After gigging extensively and releasing a live EP, the band recorded the 18 track masterpiece A Popularity Contest and released it on 1st April 2016.


The band have dug out a handful of left over CDs from the Mister Susan days which we're releasing through Lights And Lines on 1st April to tie in with the release of the new Crushed By Pimps EP, Space Between The Eyebrows, exactly 6 years after A Popularity Contest first came out.


And in the interests of conceptual continuity you should know that the theme of the sleeve notes is set on 1st April as well.


In addition to the CD you'll also get to download the special Mister Susan Photo Scrapbook... which is a bit silly but kind of fun. (Download code in the parcel!)


"Mister Susan create a record that takes traditional punk values and mixes them with a myriad of genres and influences that takes it in their own, personal and thoughtful direction. Keep an eye out for this band, they are sure to be careering into your town to fuck up the political agenda very soon."
- Becci Stanley (Toxic Online) 

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