"'Hustler's Row' is a cathartic journey through the last five years of my life. The album begins with questions of where my life is going and ends with me heading straight down Hustler's Row; on a turbulent voyage of the sweetest sufferings and the most inexpensive of thrills," says vocalist and guitarist James Atkinson on the band's third album, released via Nuclear Blast.
"The artwork is by John Pearson and it encapsulates everything I put across in the title track, that 'Hustler's Row' is a place for freaks, losers, lovers and those searching for something more from life. So we invite you to join us on the Row..."
The artwork shows a grisly dystopian vision of a British street, overflowing with violence, gloom and insanity. Rabid dogs and Hitchcock-esque ominous birds loom over the flailing limbs and blood red lettering spelling out 'Hustler's Row.'
"Our old guitarist, Chris Rogers, lived on a street called Hustler's Row in Leeds...," comments Atkinson. "...it's actually a really nice place, but to me, the name evoked an image of a place of desolation and despair, so the lyrics I wrote have no connection to that street at all. It was Bill that thought it would make a good album title and it seemed to make sense as it is the final song on the album too."
Cat No: NB36171
Packaging: LP Box
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