Believe it or not, the Poppies are around for about thirty years. Well, the name only, since Graham Crabb is the only remaining founding member. Far from their early grebo style, PWEI settled down to the industrial side of rock ‘n’ roll since “Dos Dedos Mis Amigos” which paved this way.
Following a disband, a reformation and a new name “Vileevils”, Crabb called Mary Byker (Apollo 440, Pigface), Tim Muddiman (Gary Numan’s guitarist), Jason Bowld (Pitchshifter, Killing Joke) and Davey Bennett from This Burning Age to give a hand for the band’s restoration. The result was an honest and loud album, “New Noise Designed By A Sadist“, released in 2011 and marked PWEI‘s comeback to the 21st century.
Three years after, they strike back with “Watch the Bitch Blow” ep, where we meet the familiar industrial Poppie sound with even the margins full by their distorted guitars, synth lines and cheeky vocals. Although it is difficult to distinguish between any of the band’s songs, the main track of this ep as well as the remix of “Mask” are ideal before a Saturday night out.