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International Alternative Rock Band's EP Receeives Rave Reception from Reviewers

The EP by The Great Emu War Casualties is called It Is Not Fun, It's Not A Hat and their song names are just as eccentric.

22.03.2018 16:09:52 - Alternative band The Great Emu War Casualties launched an EP called It Is Not Fun, It's Not a Hat that was recorded in the singer's Liverpool flat

( - The Great Emu War Casualties are an alternative band based in Amsterdam, who have an international line up, comprising two surnames from music royalty: Jackson and Clapton.

It is Not Fun, it’s Not a Hat is one of 7 EPs recorded in lead vocals and guitarist Joe Jackson’s flat in Liverpool when he last visited the UK. Further releases are in


the pipelines before an album.

Keyboardist Elliot Scullion also provides guitar and vocals and is also from the UK, playing alongside drummer Arthur Dherbermont from France and bassist Saskia Clapton is from Sydney Australia.

The Great Emu War Casualties describe the genre of their music as alternative indie rock pop noise and you can explore their releases so far on Spotify, YouTube, Facebook, Instagram and buy their music on Apple Music (iTunes) and Amazon and the band are selling CDs at live shows during their UK tour.

The four-piece took their band name from a 1932 military operation in Australia to manage the wildlife and a notice on a hat stand seen by Saskia Clapton when she was touring in Tokyo with her previous band inspired their quirky EP name.

The Great Emu War Casualties have chosen the specialist album know how of Aardvark Records in Cornwall to distribute It is Not Fun, it’s Not a Hat and subsequent releases, which promise to be as eccentric and colourful as their song titles.

Their music is an atmospheric concerto of guitars and keyboards, which glide and gently flow through the songs, which celebrate the absurd and melancholic, such as “The Rip Off” which tells the story of someone struggling to adjust to the 21st Century. As with many successful songs, such as those by Fleetwood Mac, the other two tracks convey atmospheres that mark the end of relationships.

A recent review on music blog Penny Black Music in February 2018 has already declared that international band The Great Emu War Casualties are “Musically also they have real muscle.” Two more EPs will follow shortly, followed by an album.

The latest video, posted on YouTube a month ago is called Hoodlum Uniform, which a critic called “frankly disconcerting”, which one of the band members thanked them for courteously as anything that gets you on the edge of your seat is worth it, surely.

The other songs on the EP have equally tongue in cheek names, such as There is a God and his Name is Mark Sugar Mountain, which also has a video on YouTube. American artist Joe Jackson features on two tracks on the EP: The Rip Off and Stir Fry and Sadness.

The Great Emu War Casualties are based in Amsterdam but members are from as far afield as Sydney, Park, Liverpool and Manchester. Going hand in hand with their style of music and videos, not to mention their single and EP titles, the band describe themselves on their YouTube channel is the Worst Band in the World 2017 and 2018 so they are not without humility. The Great Emu War Casualties’ music has been called: “Excellent – perfectly combines the sublime with the ridiculous.”

A 2018 review of “It is Not Fun, it’s Not a Hat” by John Clarkson on Penny Black Music:

You can buy It is Not Fun, it’s Not a Hat on iTunes as an EP or three singles.

A video of a song from the EP is available here

Contact information:
Aardvark Records

75 Alderwood Parc, Penryn TR10 8RL

Contact Person:
Sophie Sweatman
PR Manager
Phone: 01326 376707
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Sophie Sweatman
Phone: +44 (0)1326 376 707


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