This exciting rock and roll project celebrates the first-ever collaboration between punk icons Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys, Rocket From The Tombs) and celebrated glam rock innovator Sylvain Sylvain (New York Dolls). The 4-track EP also features Enzo Penizzotto (bass) and Thommy Price (drums) - the driving rhythm section for Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.
The self-titled 4-song EP will be released in the US and UK on May 4, 2010. The debut recordings will be released on collectable multi-colored vinyl, with eco-friendly recycled content jacket and full color two-sided insert, and also on digital download.
“You might describe Batusis’ explosive, self titled EP (released by Smog Veil Records) as a garage-glam dance party or a Harley-revving, speaker-melting guitar throw down. As far as the bands concerned, though, you can just call it rock’n’roll.”
“I’ve known Sylvain since 1975,” says Cheetah. “The Dolls were a huge influence on me.” Sylvain adds “We’re just nuts about rock ‘n’ roll. We knew that’s what we’d come up with, no matter what!”
WHEN AND WHERE!
BATUSIS: UK 2010 Tour Dates
Monday May 3: Glasgow O2 ABC2
Tuesday May 4: Sheffield O2 Academy2
Wednesday May 5: Liverpool O2 Academy2
Friday May 7: London Islington O2 Academy
Saturday May 8: Hatfield Forum, University of Hertfordshire (The Attic Room)
Monday May 10: Oxford O2 Academy2
Tuesday May 11: Southampton, The Joiners
Wednesday May 12: Bristol O2 Academy2
Thursday May 13: Birmingham O2 Academy2