The East London group have ditched their frontman’s name from their moniker but on album two, The Voyeurs continue their electrifying voyage into ’70s art-punk. You can listen to it exclusively for the first time below.
“A lot of the album is about characters,” says Charlie Boyer. “There are a lot of domestic themes – sometimes a story about a boy and a girl, with maybe some of the characters moving from song to song. It’s more of an English record – where showtunes and a sense of humour enter the picture, moving on from simple gutter rock.”
Boyer explains why the band used the phrase ‘rhubarb, rhubarb’ as the album title. “I was thinking of the idea of making noise but not really saying anything. The idea of “rhubarb, rhubarb” is unscripted background conversation in plays and on television. Today people are commenting on things all the time, commenting in new ways – Twitter and things. But a lot of it’s just more background, another kind of ‘rhubarb, rhubarb’.”
The album is out November 10 on Heavenly Recordings and you can catch the band live across the UK in November.