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The Playground is Ready for the Release of Scumbag Philosopher's Second Single "God is Dead so I Listen to Radiohead" via Words on Music

Scumbag Philosopher's second single God Is Dead So I Listen To Radiohead will be released on the 23rd of May

London, United Kingdom, May 05, 2011 --( Scumbag Philosopher
Single: 'God Is Dead So I Listen To Radiohead'
Label: Words On Music
Release Date: 23rd of May

Live dates supporting The Fall:
1st of June, Koko, London
3rd of June, Moho Live, Manchester

“It's oddly catchy in a playground chant manner, as well as being abrasively belligerent in a way that's invigorating.” - Thomas H. Green (The Arts Desk/The Daily Telegraph)

“They have some kind of genius on board, because making a coherent whole from all these jags, sparks and spits of rage & despair must be harder than knitting with Eels.” - Unpeeled

“Relentless drum-pounding, the drawl of spiky guitars, an assured deadpan vocal delivery and mildly incoherent backing vocals are the ingredients of a killer song...” - Room Thirteen

“The scumbag philosopher is probably inside all of us… curious about their upcoming album.” - AllGigs

After the success of their first single "Scumbag Philosopher," London based PR company The Playground and the formerly known as F*ck Dress, post-punk-avant-rockers Scumbag Philosopher are set to release their next single "God Is Dead So I Listen To Radiohead" on the 23rd May 2011 plus announce exclusive live dates with Mark E. Smith’s The Fall, a slot at Glade Festival 2011 and their "It Means Nothing So It Means Nothing UK Tour."

Re-produced and re-mixed by Phil Vinall (Placebo, Pulp, Elastica, Victorian English Gentlemen’s Club), "God Is Dead Is Dead So I Listen To Radiohead" is the second single taken from their forthcoming album "It Means Nothing So It Means Nothing." The track is about the kind of neurotic boy outsider (aka suburban Nietzsche freak) who is looking for something a bit deeper in life. Without actually knowing anything about them (apart from their most famous quotes) he ends up attaching himself to the groovier (and gloomier) sounding philosophers (Nietzsche or Sartre for example) and to the bands and musicians that reference them.

The original version of their first single "Suburban Nietzsche Freak" was released on 7" vinyl on NR One Records in mid-2008 and was championed by the likes of Rob Da Bank, Tom Robinson, John Kennedy and Queens of Noize (6Music) with a significant amount of bloggers buzzing about them. The single charted on Spanish and Italian TV and national radio charts plus received worldwide airplay including Sweden, Germany, New Zealand and France with it selling out within weeks of release. Scumbag Philosopher’s recently released eponymous first single off the album received support from John Kennedy and Stuart Maconie with Artrocker Radio playing nearly all of the upcoming album tracks on Resonance FM.

New live dates have been announced including 2 exclusive shows with iconic British post-punkers The Fall to take place at London’s Koko on the 1st June and Manchester’s Moho-Live on the 3rd June. Scumbag Philosopher have also been added to this year’s Glade Festival and dates for their "It Means Nothing So It Means Nothing" UK tour, which is endorsed by the Arts Council, are currently being booked.

For more information about Scumbag Philosopher including new live dates and reviews of their first single "Scumbag Philosopher," please visit and for all media enquires please contact or call +44 (0) 207 683 1223.

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The Playground
Jurrien Haverlag
+44 (0) 207 683 1223

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