Arctic Monkeys' debut album cover star to release single

Chris McClure fronts new Sheffield band The Violet May

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The Violet May – whose frontman Chris McClure was featured on the cover of the Arctic Monkeys' 2006 debut album 'Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I'm Not' – are set to release their debut single.

McClure, who is the brother of Jon McClure of Reverend And The Makers, was pictured in the iconic shot on the 2006 record smoking a cigarette, his mouth partially obscured by his hand (pictured).

The Violet May's single ‘Bright Or Better'/'This Crowd Is Overcrowded' is set for a limited edition of 500 seven-inch vinyl records and a digital download release on May 24 through Oh! Inverted World Records, and will be on iTunes from May 17.

The video for 'Bright Or Better' was directed by The Jesus And Mary Chain’s Douglas Hart – who has also made videos for My Bloody Valentine, The Horrors and The Libertines.

It was shot at London lap-dancing club Stringfellow's and features appearances from dancers who work at the club. Listen to the song by clicking below.


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