The one-time frontman of glam-punk band The DeRellas has released the first EP from his new solo project.

Joe Maddox spent more than a decade in garage rockers The Breakdowns, who cited Cheap Trick, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers and the Ramones as their influences.

After they broke up he joined London-based glam punks The DeRellas, with whom he recorded the excellent 2018 single High Rise Supersize.

He parted company with them earlier this year, and has now started his own solo project, Continental Lovers, which he describes as a ‘trash-pop one-man band’.

His first offering was the single Out Of My Head, released at the end of September, and that has now been followed by a five-track EP, Nous Sommes Les.

It comes with an accompanying video for lead single Tattered Star, which he calls “two minutes of dark pop-glam noise”.

Maddox handles vocals, guitars, drums, percussion and keyboards himself on the EP, with Steve Fielding (The Boys/Glam 45) on bass, and former Breakdowns bandmate Dec Burns contributing some drums.

The EP and the single are available to download from the Continental Lovers’ Bandcamp page HERE.

Gary Welford owner