by Khyle Deen. Posted Fri Sep 09 2022 12:58 PM
Following the release of his much-loved tracks ‘Fight One’ and ‘Payday’ throughout the last year, British rap/hip-hop artist Minas is back to deliver his new music-centric single ‘B&R’. selfishness.
The release coincides with the release date of Minas’ new album, “All My Love Has Failed Me,” scheduled for November 11. The 12-track album includes the singles “Payday”, “Foreign” and “Fight One”.
Continuing to explore the raw, heart-pounding direction they’ve cultivated in recent years, single “B&R” is a triumphantly twisted and catchy track. Consisting of a snippet from an old rock ballad from the 80s, the warped strings lie beneath the vocals of Minas, in which he sings “Wish I was born and raise for free.” Minas calls the track “ramblepunk,” summarizing how he rants about various things that confuse or annoy him.
Speaking about the new offering, bandleader James Minas said, “It’s one of the fastest songs I’ve ever written, because it probably took me an hour. I had the first line stuck in my head for a while: “It’s like two skulls colliding in rusty iron / I’m a lion and you’re a mouse / This country is my home and your ass will be given to you in advance”. It’s basically a shitty description of Boris Johnson and Donald Trump and how their messed up egos sound. The song is basically an introduction to my writing style on a lot of this album.
Minas is the project of Greek-Welsh producer and musician James Minas, alongside the rhythm section of the Davies Brothers.
Minas grew up in the circus with parents heavily involved in the 1980s punk scene, then moved to secondary school in the Welsh Valleys. His music is inspired by boredom and the shenanigans that have taken place. The songs reveal stories of a turbulent past over a blend of deep melodic soundscapes and strong, aggressive impacts. Covering topics ranging from his personal struggles with mental health (“My heart was kicking my ribs”) to disillusionment (“Three-pound meals feeding my friends”). Minas holds up a mirror to society, trying to understand it. A respected producer, James works to create a new sound for the South Wales scene with a number of artists and genres. However, as an artist, Minas presents his own brutal honesty and exposes a vulnerability to all.
“A good lyrical noise, veering from Burial to Shellac” – Steve Lamacq
“…their songs combine heavy rhythms with a fuzzy melody. Tearing the place to shreds, they too
leave a fascinating and very unforgettable snapshot. – ClashMagazine
‘…his music captures a range of sounds, interweaving both rap and electronica. Each track takes us on a journey through her state of mind, from frustrations to anger and the inevitable introspection that follows. – God is in the TV magazine
“No, don’t expect the Bee Gees, expect a mean Liars-style dance-punk machine, causing a
earthquake.” – increase the volume
“There’s a new kind of punk music in town, and it sounds like it’s made by ex-factory workers on cheap computers. In many ways, it’s the most honest portrayal of the western world. – alt77
Minas’ new single “B&R” is now available to stream via Libertino. The band’s highly anticipated album “All My Love Has Failed Me” will follow and will be released on November 11th.
ALBUM – (FOREVER) – Tracklist
2. I missed all my love
7. Fight a
9. Needs, Wants
10. I covered my hands in it
11. Belly Down
12. Drinker (Reprise)