THE CULT are pleased to announce that we will be headlining Alt-Fest festival in the UK , SUNDAY AUGUST 17th 2014. We look forward to joining you all at this highly anticipated fan curated event ” . Full details and tickets from http://alt-fest.com/.
** COLLECTION drops SATURDAY at 11 AM available exclusively from SUPPLY in SYDNEY **
SUPPLY SYDNEY IN CONJUNCTION WITH AMERICAN PAINTER WES LANG AND ALT ROCK BAND THE CULT HAVE COME TOGETHER TO CREATE A CAPSULE COLLECTION TO COINCIDE WITH THE CULT PERFORMING LIVE IN AUSTRALIA THEIR SEMINAL 1987 RICK RUBIN PRODUCED RECORD ‘ ELECTRIC ‘ .
“I saw electric at garden state arts center in 1987. My dad dropped me off and I saw the show alone. Was a game changer. That album got a lot of use. Made a tape of it from my album and was in my Walkman for a long time” . Wes Lang
WES TOOK THE INSPIRATION FOR HIS DESIGN FROM THE ICONIC ‘ LIGHTNING PANTHER ‘ IMAGE THE CULT ARE USING FOR THEIR ELECTRIC 13 DATES .
” This is a dream team collaboration with SUPPLY and WES LANG they have killed it “.
Ian Astbury .
THIS WILL BE A QUICK STRIKE COLLECTION AVAILABLE EXCLUSIVELY THROUGH SUPPLY OF SYDNEY . A ONE TIME RUN ONLY .THE COLLECTION CONSISTS OF A HOODIE , 2 T SHIRTS , STICKERS AND A PATCH .
THE ELECTRIC SHOWS WILL BE ONE OFFS NEVER TO BE PERFORMED AGAIN.
SEPT 28 PERTH METRO CITY – OCT 1 BRISBANE EATONS HILL HOTEL – OCT 4 SYDNEY HORDERN PAVILION – OCT 5 MELBOURNE FESTIVAL HALL .
Release: September 27th
TO COINCIDE WITH ALT ROCK BAND THE CULT’S WORLD TOUR OF ELECTRIC 13 , THE CULT HAVE CREATED AN ICONIC LIMITED EDITION SURF BOARD
“APOCALYPSE NOW WAS A HUGE INFLUENCE ON THE ELECTRIC ALBUM. MANY OF THE SONGS SUCH AS LRM AND PEACE DOG FEATURE APOCALYPSE NOW INFLUENCES .
AFTER SEEING APOCALYPSE NOW I BECAME FASCINATED WITH THE SUB CULTURES THAT EXISTED DURING THE VIETNAM WAR , ESPECIALLY THE SCENES THAT FOCUSED ON LT COL KILGORE’S LOVE OF SURFING AND HIS ICONIC SURF BOARD .
SURFER CULTURE DURING THE VIETNAM WAR HAS ALWAYS BEEN A GREAT MUSE TO ME , THE IDEA OF A CULTURE SO FREE AND EXPRESSIVE IN THE VIOLENT AND OPPRESSIVE ENVIRONMENT OF A WAR ZONE IS SUCH A GREAT SYMBOL OF MANS DESIRE TO MASTER HIS ENVIRONMENT AND COEXIST WITH NATURE .
THE BOARD HAD BECOME AN OBJECT OF DESIRE , I ALWAYS WANTED TO OWN ONE . SO WE CREATED THE DFB / SURF CULT VERSION .
CONCEIVED AND DESIGNED BY IAN ASTBURY AND SONYA KOSHUTA , BOARD SHAPER BOB DAVIS ( CARROZZA SURF BOARDS ) . MODELED BY PROFESSIONAL SURFER’S MALIA WARD AND JACQUELINE MILLER . IMAGES BY TIM CADIENTE .
We’ve teamed up with Gretsch http://www.gretschguitars.com/ to bring you chance to win a your very own Gretsch G7593T Billy Duffy Falcon http://www.billyduffy.com/gear/gretsch-g7593t-billy-duffy-falcon/ in this exclusive billyduffy.com competition.
Every since Billy bought his first Gretsch White Falcon back in 1982 he loved this guitar and over the years he has become the most famous guitarist to play one. This year, Gretsch bestowed the honor of releasing his own Signature version, with its hand crafting and premium materials built to Billy’s personal specifications. The winner will even have the opportunity to have their guitar signed by Billy too!
Click here to read Billy’s story of The Legendary White Falcon (link: http://www.billyduffy.com/stories/the-legendary-white-falcon/ )
Competition Closes November 30th 2013
+++ ELECTRIC PEACE reboot release dates are as follows:
Cult CD usa – JULY 30th
LP USA – JULY 30th
CD UK/Europe – JULY 29th
LP (Collector’s Edition, Double LP) UK / Europe – JULY 29th
these will be released via Beggars Banquet Records +++