The Whip’s “X Marks Destination” out early 2009 on Razor & Tie And CMJ Showcases Announced
Cathartic anthems that induce absolute chaos on the dancefloors, songs about daily struggles and striving towards freedom – delivered in the form of a banging dance tune. The Whip are a celebration of freedom, rebellion, forgetting shit, leaving your problems behind, going out and having a bloody good time. There’s no upbeat rhetoric about this band, what they lack in sap they make up for in swag, the true Mancunian way.
Brimming with a 21st century sense of frustration and alienation and bringing people together on the dance floor to sweat and stomp their worries away. Their hometown rock/rave forefathers have been making us party since the birth of the UK indie dance scene in the 80’s and The Whip are now carrying the baton onwards for a new generation to enjoy. Now the time is once again upon us, so go grab your hoodies, acid face memorabilia and put on your best northern swagger because The Whip are about to break America.
It’s been quite a year thus far for Bruce Carter (vocals/ guitar), Danny Saville (keyboard/ synthesizers), Nathan Sudders (bass) and Fiona Daniels (drums), hailing from Manchester. The northern quartet have been touring non-stop at some of the summers biggest festivals like Glastonbury, Reading, and Creamfields and are about to show the United States a thing or two with their upcoming US dates and forthcoming release of their debut full length X Marks Destination set to drop in early 2009.
“If DJs really were rock stars they’d be Manchester rave-rockers The Whip, whose Happy Mondays at lightspeed shtick is a celebration of sonic squidges (‘Divebomb’), taut techno drops (‘Trash’) and satisfied smiles all around” – NME
Official CMJ Parties
Wednesday, October 22nd
Music Hall of Williamsburg
w/ Curfew, Late of the Pier, Ki: Theory, Nickel Eye and As Tall As Lions
Friday, October 24th
w/ Outsiders, Soulwax, 2 Many DJ’s, Pete Tong, James Lavelle, Luciano, Rob Da Bank and Late of the Pier
The band sees no separation between themselves and the audience when they are performing – they are at the same party as everyone else on the dancefloor (or mudcovered field), and to get excited for their CMJ parties watch their performance from this year’s Creamfields Festival…
“We did not ghostride them, but we jernted our caffeinated bodies to their post-Happy Mondays, post-Joy Division blendissimo of dark new wave and looped live techno. Their drummer’s name is Lil Fee, but we did not have to pay to see them. It was awesome” – TheFader.com
“Well done to The Whip for being the first band to be signed up for next year’s  Glasto. The electro rock maestros blew the crowd away after getting Har Mar Superstar up on the dance stage at the weekend. They will be joining the big boys on The Other Stage next year” – Daily Mirror
“Backed by the almighty Funktion-One sound-system, the foundations of the grand, spacious hall were literaly rocked six-foot under, the bass perforating eardrums everywhere” – Art Rocker
“The Whip’s ‘Divebomb’ is one of the best tracks of the year” – Guardian Guide
**Album Out Early 2009**
And just in time for Halloween, check out The Whip’s neon-doused nightmare in the video for lead single Trash.