Inner City Sumo to get a Spanking

Spank Records are delighted to announce the forthcoming release of the first Inner City Sumo compilation. The album marks an exciting collaboration with the event, which since its inception in April 2002 has highlighted and showcased the talented acts of the Merseyside area and further afield. Young acts regularly perform alongside established bands at the Masque Theatre, Seel Street, and with the events also featuring the legendary Pocket Philosophy, visual art and performance poetry (and some goddamn sharp suit-wearing), to experience Inner City Sumo is to experience one of the most vibrant and visceral headspaces in the City Of Music.

The full CD tracklisting and band lineup will be confirmed over the next couple of weeks, and with the CD to feature an Enhanced CD-Rom section with information, links, photos and interviews with the acts involved, it promises to be an unparalleled snapshot of 2002/03's burgeoning music scene. The album will be distributed throughout the UK and its release is scheduled to coincide with Inner City Sumo's 1st birthday celebrations this year.

Other scheduled Spank Records activity for 2003 includes: the forthcoming release of material new Spank act, Worcester's hard-touring Tunetodgers B-Movie Heroes, whose as-yet untitled album was recorded in Liverpool's Soundhouse studios; a new tour by rasping Rockmongs The Relatives to precede their second album release later in the year; negotiations are ongoing with a collection of quite brilliant new acts which should facilitate a series of singles on 7″ vinyl. Watch this space.

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