You mite try to dismiss me as dockyard lout
But I never sort fame – I came to glory by a different rout”
Billy Childish – ‘The Punk Was In Me (And It Had Come Out)’
“We’re like a cherry tree in the garden that nobody can be bothered to scrump cos it has slightly undersized fruit which has not been standardised for a supermarket.But we’re the real thing and the jays and the crows like us.” Billy Childish
Wild Billy Childish & CTMF are back with their fifth album in five years. Brand New Cage follows the critically acclaimed SQ1 album from 2016. It features 10 new Billy Childish songs along with two written and sung by the band’s bassist Nurse Julie. Subjects include lost landmarks of ’70s Chatham, the true revolution of punk, spirituality, lost loves and the sidelining of Brian Jones from The Rolling Stones.
Some of the tracks have already been featured in the first double session on BBC 6Music, this was a track a night on the Marc Riley & Gideon Coe shows in July 2017. The sleeve art features a photo of an 18-year old Billy taken in a King’s Cross photo booth in September 1978.