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McKinney, Manchester label Attica
Records' newest signing, are Marc Ash (vocals), J Thorn,
Lead Guitar, Peter Holmes-Taylor (guitar), Nico Jones
(bass), and Brent Kern (drums). The band are named after
the infamous Mormon beauty queen Joyce McKinney, who
was accused and brought to trial for kidnapping a man
at gunpoint, chaining him to a bed and raping him. Apparently,
she is still on the run, somewhere in the Appalachians,
twenty five years later!
by Attica as a mixture of The Pixies and PJ Harvey,
McKinney the band, offer up an explosive mixture
of sex, beauty, sleaze, religion, and twisted dreams.
Produced by Mike Simii (New Order and other Factory
Records acts), with remixes completed by Utah Saints'
producer Guy Hatton, the band produce rock with meaning
and roll till the bed gives way. Their sound, a fusion
of edgy vocals and grunging guitars, is highly charged
with energy, beauty and corruption.
The words of vocalist and song-writer Marc Ash, tell
stories of old in a new light, she also brings a damaged
glamour to the lyrics - shackled beauty, sleazy energy,
a blazing light backed by three guitars and a massive
Their single Surreal, released through Attica
Records on 27 May 2002, is the first single from McKinney's
debut album Me Me Me due out this October. The
single also comes with two other album tracks Stripped,
and Something Happened. McKinney will also be
touring nationwide to support the album nearer the release
For more information on McKinney or other Attica Records
artists, visit www.atticarecords.com