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Slyder Smith & The Oblivion Boys

For fans of:

(for this song) The Cult, Guns n Roses, Hanoi Rocks, Faster Pussycat, Deep Purple, Dogs D’amour, Hellacoptors, Backyard Babies, Wildhearts

In advance of the band’s debut LP, ‘Charm Offensive’, the swaggering British rock band, Slyder Smith & the Oblivion Kids, have released a brand new single ‘Pleasure Victim’

‘Pleasure Victim’ is a sleaze powered runaway train; an homage to the decadence and debauchery of the late 80s/early 90s Soho rock scene. The new song is a hard-hitting classic rock anthem with filthy duelling guitars, steam roller bass and relentless pounding beat.

Lyrically it tells the story of the transformation from being shackled to the doldrums of the 9-5 life to when the weekend finally comes, and the seduction of the night lures you in to live the dream of rock stardom.

Slyder Smith first swaggered onto the stage as lead guitarist with glam-tinged power popsters, Last Great Dreamers. After releasing four studio albums and one live album on Ray Records, Slyder has toured extensively throughout the UK & Europe with LGD headline shows and special guest slots to The Quireboys, The Wildhearts, Terrorvision, The Darkness, Enuff ZNuff, and more.

Slyder now takes centre stage leading his new power trio, Slyder Smith & The Oblivion Kids (featuring Tim Emery on bass and drummer Rik Pratt) in an honest outpouring of grit, glamour and emotion.

Produced by Pete Brown (George Harrison, Siouxsie & the Banshees, Marc Almond, The Smiths, Sam Brown), Slyder Smith & the Oblivion Kids’ debut album, 'Charm Offensive' is a chocolate box of sonic sensations offering up a little something for everyone – from heavy riffage with walloping drums akin to AC/DC to the anticipated sleaze rock shades of Hanoi Rocks.

However, this band is not afraid to step away from their rock roots, instead, with nods to the likes of The Doors, Velvet Underground, The Stranglers and The Kinks from the past and the alternative rock sound of Manic Street Preachers, The Oblivion Kids have reimagined an 80s synth pop classic and mastered singalong pop, gothic, dark Americana, and dare we say it, funk rock?!

Musical influences:

Slyder – Manic Street Preachers, Hanoi Rocks, Michael Monroe, Blondie, Boomtown Rats, T-Rex, Deep Purple, Thin Lizzy, New York Dolls, The Cult, Bowie, Lords of the New Church, Morrissey. The Pogues, Pretenders, Beatles, Kinks, Squeeze (too many to list)

Tim – Hanoi Rocks, Dogs D’Amour, Stones, Elvis, Ramones, Bowie, Byrds, T-Rex, New York Dolls, Ramones, Clash

Rik – Dogs D’Amour, 50s rock n roll, Slade, Mott The Hoople, Voice of The Beehive


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