Killer Dwarfs Frontman Goes ‘Wireless’ On March 18th
March 5, 2013
Russ Dwarf, the two time Canadian Juno Award nominee and founding member of The Killers Dwarfs, is pleased to announce the release of his latest album ‘Wireless’ on March 18th.
Having stripped back ten of his most recognizable hits from his thirty plus year career, Russ has delivered an album high on raw emotion and inner beauty. Guns N’ Roses guitarist Bumblefoot lends a hand with a blistering solo on the album’s closing track “Driftin’ Back”.
To support the new album, Russ has launched the all new web site www.RussDwarf.com where fans can pre-order the album and be kept up-to-date on all his latest news. The album will be available worldwide as of March 18th via iTunes, Amazon, Spotify and all other distribution channels.
Russ is currently on tour supporting the new release and is hard at work on a documentary film about his life tentatively called ‘Tall Tales’. The movie, with an accompanying book of the same title, is set to be released in early 2014.
Russ also has a new solo album in the works, again with legendary producer/engineer Andy Johns who is set to produce it. The album has attracted the attention of many prolific artists in the metal world who will either guest on the project or assist with song-writing including present/past members of Guns N’ Roses, Whitesnake, Alice Cooper, Motley Crue and Ratt. Russ is also set to release a “lost” never before released Killer Dwarfs album entitled ‘Start @ One’.
Russ “Dwarf” Graham was the co-founder of the Killer Dwarfs in 1981. He and the Killer Dwarfs quickly gained international success, first in Canada with the Juno nominated self-titled ‘Killer Dwarfs’ debut album in 1983 with Attic Records which was produced by Doug Hill. Using his own money, the band cut the iconic and now highly sought after album ‘Stand Tall’ in 1986 on Maze/A&M Records in Canada, and Grudge Records stateside. Russ and the band toured relentlessly in support of it. The first single, “Keep The Spirit Alive”, was an anthem of the times. Much Music’s new Pepsi Power Hour provided substantial airplay for the his hits “Stand Tall” and “Keep The Spirit Alive” in Canada, while MTV provided great American exposure for Russ and the band. MTV soon put the band’s videos for “Keep The Spirit Alive” and “Stand Tall” on a 13-week rotation allowing the album to sell an unprecedented 80,000 copies during that time. By the spring of 1987, the video became the most requested video on MTV, setting a record that would take years to overcome. It still holds the record for MTV’s most-requested independent video of all time.
‘Wireless’ track listing:
01. Keep The Spirit Alive
02. Stand Tall
03. I’m Alive
04. Startin’ To Shine
05. Doesn’t Matter
06. Comin’ Through
07. Dirty Weapons
08. Look Around
09. Four Seasons
10. Driftin’ Back
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