Faintest Idea, the ska/punk outfit from Lynn, will officially release their third album, Increasing The Minimum Rage, on Friday and it’s already being well received.
And in today’s Lynn News competition to mark the launch we have special prizes on offer for one lucky reader – the CD, a limited edition 12” vinyl and a Faintest Idea T-shirt. For your chance to win this package read on…
TNS Records, the Manchester-based independent record label, says: “We go back such a long way with Faintest Idea. They have played our live events for years and years and are one of a very small number of bands who featured on our volume one compilation who still regularly gig.
“This will be the third album they have released on TNS. We’ve seen them go from one of the most exciting up and coming UK bands to one of Europe’s most established, relevant and widely regarded ska punk acts.”
Faintest Idea, who have been around in one form or another since 2008, comment: “The new record sounds heavier both musically and lyrically than our previous releases. With free market capitalism still rampant things don’t look too great for the younger generation. The album is a reflection of the time we find ourselves in, it is the sound of people trying to keep hope in a seemingly bleak future.”
Jon Seymour, a Lynn News reviewer, adds: “From the first track it’s apparent that this is a very angry band. The lyrics are politically charged, addressing such issues as the NHS and the high cost of living, and many more besides. This is quite simply a cracking album… It’s loud, it’s brash and above all, well worth a listen.”
For your chance to win the Faintest Idea prize package just answer the following question:
When did Faintest Idea first hit the music scene?
Put your answer on a postcard or stuck-down envelope, together with your contact details, and send to: Faintest Idea competition, Newsdesk, Lynn News, Purfleet Street, King’s Lynn PE30 1HL. You can also email to firstname.lastname@example.org and please type Faintest Idea competition in the subject box.
Please indicate, as well the preferred T-shirt size (S, M, L or XL); the closing date for postal or email entries is Thursday, April 7.
Watch out for Jon Seymour’s full review and an interview with lead vocalist Dani Cliché in the Lynn News this Friday, April 1.