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Popularity of superheroes, from children's comic books in the mid 20th Century, through to graphic novels now (giving legitimacy to adult need for fantasy hero figures with may be more complex narratives i.e. 'V for Vendetta' by Alan Moore). It is now common for adult, mostly male, consumption of such story books. In this country, comic book artist Jamie Hewlett (Tank Girl), and Damon Albarn from the pop group Blur teamed up to create Gorilaz, a band of graphically created delinquents. Jonathan Ross was a strong advocate of the art form, popularising its acceptance. There are female super heroines, with strong associations to traditional male attributes, as well being overtly sexualised, and 'bimbo-esque' in appearance, like Lara Croft and even Tank Girl, who although heavily punkulated, is still graphically adorned to thrill and titilate a predominately male audience.

It could be that these narratives feed our own fantasies of a Utopian vision, and turn them into an almost megalomaniacal desire for black/white- problem/solutions ("There will be no criminality/There is only humanity/And revenge in the city"). Who are the villains? The corporate and faceless ("You can't hide/I know who you are"), or ordinary people content to live in comfort and indifference ("The streets are dead/And all is lost").

Is the answer found in the soft, non-violent protest of western democracy, or in the hard-faced direct action and uprising, as seen recently in the middle East? Take up arms? hold up traffic? Or put your faith in a secular fantasy that will never ask you to have 'faith' (?). In this Godless new Spring, we're just trying to fill the hole.

The new messiah is here. He's gonna save you ("You're born again").

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from The Artful Execution Of Macho Bimbo, released June 29, 2015
Damo Waters - drums, backing vocals, percussion
Etienne Rodes - bass guitar
Andrew Claridge - guitars, backing vocals
Miles Heathfield - lead vocals

Engineered by Joe Watson, mixed by Cameron Devlin

Written by Andrew Claridge/Miles Heathfield

Arranged by C L O WW N S

Plus keyboard by Joe Watson, backing vocals by Rachel Dey

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Bleeding heart recordings is a Brighton based record label, founded in November 2009.

We are closely related to The Bleeding Hearts Club which has been promoting deserving musicians since 2002.

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