WHO: Random Order
WHAT: A Video Release for Black Lipstick Kiss
WHERE: Cherry Cola’s, 200 Bathurst St. Toronto
WHEN: Wednesday, September 25 – Doors @ 9:00 pm
TICKETS: No Cover
WEBSITES: www.randomorder.ca / www.cherrycolas.com
TORONTO – THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2013 – Alternative rock band Random Order releases their new video for single “Black Lipstick Kiss” on Wednesday, September 25th at Cherry Cola’s Rock ‘n Rolla Cabaret and Lounge. The single will be included in the upcoming CD release of the same title in January, 2014. For more information please visit www.randomorder.ca
There’s nothing random or orderly about this band Random Order. Sometimes described as “rock ‘n reggae” or “spine-tingling pulp fiction with a swamp-rock reggae twist,” the group is one of Toronto’s best, longstanding underground treasures. And now with their third album soon-to-be released, they’re launching the video for the album’s title track “BLACK LIPSTICK KISS,” an alternative rock tango that explores the dark links between pleasure and pain.
Lead vocalist/guitarist and founding member Lynn Phillips, is the driving force behind Random Order. The vocal style ranges from playful rap, to soulful reggae, to blow-you-away punk/funk and rawk – Lynn even barks and growls at times when the edginess ramps up in live performances. The meat and potatoes of this group are Lynn, who plays lead guitar with a definite Jimi Hendrix influence, and trombonist John Jowett, who adds memorable flavour, flourish and fun to the mix. Adding the groove are drummer Caterina Marchese, percussionist Anita Graciano and bassist Bryant Didier.
Having drawn comparisons to bands such as The Au Pairs, The Slits, and The Clash in previous years, Random Order’s new music now reflects more of the Clash sound, during their London Calling era. “Black Lipstick Kiss” was spawned from Lynn’s love for sexy, dangerous, spy soundtracks and movies like Dawn of the Dead and anything by Quentin Tarantino. The video, directed by Sydney Tam of Broad Shoulders Productions, brings out the visual creepiness in the same vein. It intersperses live performance footage with a plot line that finds a vampiric seductress luring the entranced Lynn to a fateful end.
Random Order has toured all over the world, playing in Tokyo, Guatemala, Milwaukee, Holland, and Belgium. Their music has been heard on radio stations all over Canada, in Ireland and Berlin, and they recently returned from Milwaukee Pridefest where they opened for Salt-n-Pepa.
They are fast becoming known as a dynamic supergroup who pack floors quickly with politics you can dance to. But however they’ve been described, Random Order's sound is certainly unique.
Stay tuned for more video and album release news!
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