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  15th March 2010

PUNK SUPERGROUP BATUSIS TO MAKE DEBUT

Smog Veil Records have announced the debut recording by punk rock supergroup 'Batusis' featuring the legendary Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls) and Cheetah Chrome (Rocket From The Tombs/Dead Boys).

Batusis makes their highly anticipated live debut concert performance at America's premiere music gathering, SXSW, in Austin, Texas on March 18.

Batusis SXSW Premiere

* Thur., 3/18 - Prague, 10:00 p.m. - Austin, TX
* Fri., 3/19 - Cheapo Music, 5:00 pm - Austin, TX
* Includes Miss Derringer and the BellRays

The SXSW performance will be followed by a nationwide UK tour during the first two weeks in May, all of which will coincide with the vinyl and digital download of the 4-track EP on May 4th (see UK tour details below).

The self-titled 4-song EP will be released in the US and UK on May 4, 2010. The debut recordings will be released on collectable multi-colored vinyl, with eco-friendly recycled content jacket and full color two-sided insert, and also on digital download.

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Batusis - Cheetah Chrome and Sylvain Sylvain (photo credit: Anna O'Connor)

This exciting rock and roll project celebrates the first-ever collaboration between punk icons Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys, Rocket From The Tombs) and celebrated glam rock innovator Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls). The 4-track EP also features Enzo Penizzotto (bass) and Thommy Price (drums) - the driving rhythm section for Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.

Batusis 4-Track EP - Track Listing:

1. Big Cat Stomp
2. What You Lack In Brains
3. Bury You Alive
4. Blues' Theme

"I've known Sylvain since 1975," says Cheetah. "The Dolls were a huge influence on me." Sylvain adds "We're just nuts about rock 'n' roll. We knew that's what we'd come up with, no matter what!"

Producer Ken Coomer (Emmylou Harris, Steve Earle, Tim Finn), and former drummer for Wilco and Uncle Tupelo, oversaw the recording of the 4-song EP over a five-day period during November 2009 at Nashville's top studios—Westwood Sound, 16 Ton and Creative Workshop.

"I asked Ken for a sound that would peel paint and piss people off, and I got it," recalls Cheetah.

Engineer Charlie Brocco (George Harrison, Fleetwood Mac), whom Sylvain raves about as "wonderful," also contributed another experienced hand to the recording.

Batusis are Sylvain Sylvain (guitar, vocals) and Cheetah Chrome (guitar, vocals). The 4-track EP also features Thommy Price (drums) and Enzo Penizzotto (bass).

Batusis UK 2010 Tour Dates

Monday May 3: Glasgow O2 ABC2
Ticket Price: £10.00
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk
Venue website: www.o2abcglasgow.co.uk
300 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, G2 3JA

Tuesday May 4: Sheffield O2 Academy2
Ticket Price: £12.50
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk

Wednesday May 5: Liverpool O2 Academy2
Ticket Price: £12.50
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk

Friday May 7: London Islington O2 Academy
Ticket Price: £13.50
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk

Saturday May 8: Hatfield Forum, University of Hertfordshire (The Attic Room)
Ticket Price: £12.50
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk
Venue website: www.forumhertfordshire.co.uk
University of Hertfordshire, College Lane, Hatfield, Herts, AL10 9AB

Monday May 10: Oxford O2 Academy2
Ticket Price: £12.50
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk
Venue website: www.o2academyoxford.co.uk
190 Cowley Road, Oxford, OX4 1UE

Tuesday May 11: Southampton, The Joiners
Ticket Price: £10.00
Box Office: 02380 632 601
Book Online: www.seetickets.com
Venue email: info@joinerslive.co.uk
141 St Mary St, Southampton, SO14 1NS

Wednesday May 12: Bristol O2 Academy2
Ticket Price: £12.50
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk
Venue website: www.o2academybristol.co.uk
Frogmore Street, Bristol, BS1 5NA

Thursday May 13: Birmingham O2 Academy2
Ticket Price: £12.50
Box Office: 0844 477 2000
Book Online: www.ticketweb.co.uk
Venue website: www.o2academybirmingham.co.uk
16 - 18 Horsefair, Bristol Street, Birmingham, B1 1DB






 
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