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Troy Kingi releases the first single 'Paparazzo', from his forthcoming album, 'Year Of The Ratbags And Their Musty Theme Songs'

23 September 2022 - 0 Comments

Troy Kingi releases the first single Paparazzo, from his forthcoming album, Year Of The Ratbags And Their Musty Theme Songs. Co written with Delaney Davidson. Paparazzo talks of a crazed fan / journalist who thinks they know a person so well that they start to believe they’re best friends - when in fact it’s just infatuation and a crazy world that they’ve built up in their own mind. The video evokes nostalgia with a wink and smile.

Watch the video for Paparazzo HERE 

Troy King’s sixth album, Year Of The Ratbags And Their Musty Theme Songs, is an 80’s Synth Pop instalment, in his 1O 1O 1O Series, (10 albums in 10 years in 10 genres)

Year of the Ratbags And Their Musty Theme Songs, finds Troy Jumping in the Delorian and taking us back to 84, the year of his birth.

Inspired by television theme songs and the superstars of the period such as Prince & Talking Heads, even the radio friendly sound of bands such as Tears for Fears, The Human League and Duran Duran ….. Troy’s main goal with Ratbags was to hit a nostalgic nerve for those belonging to the era and for those who are true aficionados of 80's pop culture.

An album drenched in synths and bad hair - Each engineering technique, amplifier, instrument used to create it was sourced solely from the period, leaving no stone unturned in the quest for authenticity in one of history’s most colourful musical eras.

There is a hidden underlying theme that intertwines each song, connecting them all through one common thread - Troy has chosen to withhold this information leaving the albums meaning up to the ear of the beholder, although he did say, if you look close enough the clues are in plain sight.

Produced by Troy Kingi, long-time collaborator TeMatera Smith, and this time Greg Haver (Manic Street Preachers Super Furry Animals, Catatonia, Lost Prophets, Bullet For My Valentine and Spice Girl Melanie C), to get the full 80’s vibe dialled up to 100%.

Year of the Ratbags And Their Musty Theme Songs, - Out October 7th - Cassette/ LP through Border and available on all digital platforms.

Pre Order the album HERE on CD and LP

Pre Save a Digital Copy of the Album HERE

Troy Kingi and the Promises - Album Release Party - October 14th

Dress code ’80’s casual.

Tickets on sale now at Ticketmaster


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