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Taking a miserable situation and making it joyful is at the core of ‘Hospital’ and its video. Frontman Eddie Argos wrote the main mantra while dangerously ill a few years ago, and says he relied on humour to get him through his time in hospital:

Even when I'm at death’s door and pumped full of morphine, staggering around and collapsing all the time, I can still write a comical call-and-response backing vocal to amuse myself.”

With the mix of the deeply personal and serious track and the absurdly funny visuals - who doesn’t love the vision of an egg on a playground swing or down the pub having a pint? - this video would steal a smile from even the most severe hard-boiled surgeons. If a stint in a hospital gown wields these kinds of sublime results, we might just check ourselves in.

Need another reason to smile?

How about news that the full album Wham! Bang! Pow! Let’s Rock Out! will be out next month (23rd November) and our fave post-punk art rockers will be heading out on tour in the UK in the new year following their sold-out show at London’s Boston Music Rooms in a few weeks.

Check out the full tour listing below, and keep an eye out for that Wham! Bang! Pow! Let’s Preorder-the-greatest-album-of-the-year link soon!

17.01.19 LONDON, GARAGE // 15.02.19 BIRMINGHAM, HARE AND HOUNDS // 16.02.19 BRISTOL, THE EXCHANGE // 17.02.19 CARDIFF, THE GLOBE // 18.02.19 OXFORD, THE BULLINGDON // 19.02.19 LIVERPOOL, PHASE ONE // 20.02.19 EDINBURGH, SNEAKY PETE’S // 21.02.19 GLASGOW, STEREO // 22.02.19 MANCHESTER, YES // 23.02.19 BRIGHTON, THE HAUNT // 02.03.19 SOUTHAMPTON, THE JOINERS // 03.03.19 GUILDFORD, BOILEROOM

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