Brand new Leprous – Distant Bells…
Brand new Leprous – Distant Bells…
Today, Melbourne experimental electronic / pop and performance artist Sui Zhen unveils her new single, “Matsudo City Life”. The track is taken from Zhen’s upcoming album Losing, Linda which it set for release Sept 27th via Cascine.
Captured in the city of Matsudo, Japan in a repurposed Love Hotel, Zhen explains the creation of new single “Matsudo City Life”, “the walls of the Love Hotel – titled ‘Paradise Air’ – were made of very thick concrete to keep loud noise in, which worked well for us musicians. Each room was uniquely themed. We were assigned one with faded pink and red tones, a love heart shaped bathtub and maroon carpet. Whilst the room we designated as ‘the studio’ was tiled with cool grey tones, marble and pillared. The city was what locals call a ‘sleeper town’ or bedroom community, which Salarymen would use only for rest. In some ways it was a city full of their dreams and empty of their reality.”
Norwegian multidisciplinary artist Jenny Hval releases a new single, “High Alice,” from her forthcoming album, The Practice of Love, due September 13th via Sacred Bones.
Seminal Seattle duo Earth have announced that their new album titled Full Upon Her Burning Lips will be released on 24th May on Sargent House and you can hear the track ‘Cats on the Briar below:
Wacken have confirmed 26 new bands to the 2019 edition of the festival – they are:
Aborym, Angelus Apatrida, Asrock, Baby Face Nelson, Crazy Lixx, Crobot, Deathstars, Dirty Shirt, Eclipse, Hellhammer (performed by Tom Warrior’s Triumph Of Death), Lucifer Star Machine, Monster Magnet, Nachtblut, Nordjevel, Prong, Savage Messiah, Skew Siskin, The Damned, The Lazys, The New Roses, The Quireboys, The Wild!, Uriah Heep, Warkings, Wiegedood, Zuriaake
The second trailer to the James Gunn produced Brightburn has been released – the film will be released on May 24th 2019.
Cancer Bats release a brand new track titled Inside Out! Catch them at the following shows with Bleed From Within and Underside:
21st Aldershot, Westend Centre
22nd Tunbridge Wells, Forum
23rd Brighton, The Haunt
24th Portsmouth, Wedgewood Rooms
25th Reading, Sub 89
26th Exeter, Cavern
27th Plymouth, Junction
28th Bristol, Fleece
29th Stoke On Trent, Sugarmill
30th Manchester, Rebellion
31st Liverpool, Phase 1
1st Edinburgh, La Belle Angele
2nd Aberdeen, Lemon Tree
3rd Leeds, The Key Club
4th Newcastle, Think Tank
5th Nottingham, Rescue Rooms
6th Norwich, Epic Studios
7th Cambridge, Junction
8th Milton Keynes, The Crauford Arms (SOLD OUT)
9th London, The 100 Club (SOLD OUT)
7th Netherlands, Eindhoven, Dynamo
8th Belgium, Antwerp, Kavka
9th Germany, Dortmund, Junkyard
10th France, Paris, Backstage By The Mill
11th France, Nantes, Ferrailleur
12th France, Dunkerque, 4 Ecluses
13th Switzerland, Bern, ISC Club
14th Austria, Vienna, Arena
15th Germany, Munich, Feierwerk
16th Germany, Leipzig, Naumanns
17th Hungary, Budapest, Durer Kert
18th Czech Republic, Prague, Underdogs/Eternia
19th Poland, Warsaw, Poglos
20th Germany, Berlin, Musik & Frieden
21st Germany, Hamburg, Headcrash
22nd Denmark, Copenhagen, Hotel Cecil
23rd Sweden, Stockholm, Fryshuset
24th Norway, Oslo, Parkteatret
Ahead of their upcoming October and November tour dates, Sheffield’s 65daysofstatic have shared results from their recent exploration into new ways of harnessing algorithmic music techniques in the form new track ‘Z1’. The band state:
“We’ve been busy trying to write music that isn’t also a song at the time. So – here is some brand new music from us. It is a live take of some machines we made to make music like we make, except in ways we might not have thought of ourselves. At this point there is probably hours of 65 audio that these machines have churned out. We’ve alienated ourselves from our own creative production. Full automation, a Fordist’s dream. And you all thought 65days weren’t commercially viable! Well, you were dead wrong. We’ve solved music now, so are currently looking into franchising options. Hit us up if you’d like to run your own 65daysofstatic branch locally. Also give us a shout if you’re a venture capitalist billionaire who still thinks technology will save us from Full Spectrum Doom, we will take your money and buy lots of drum machines. No.
Look here instead. It’s a video of a new 65 song manifesting itself. Is it a true representation of the algorithmic process or a reverse-engineered illusion of the algorithmic process? Is the fact that we wonder about this difference a sign of the importance we attach to oblique creative processes as a valuable defence against the endless demand for content, or is it actually evidence of how capitalism has ruined our imagination to the extent that we can only perceive music in fixed commodifiable forms instead of endless streams of potential? Or is it the reason we don’t get invited to many parties any more? Just kidding we never really got invited to any parties.”
Oct 12th: AMFest, Barcelona, Spain.
Oct 14th: Paradiso, Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Oct 27th: Funkhaus, Berlin, Germany.
Nov 19th: The Contemporary, Nottingham, UK.
Nov 20th: Village Underground, London, UK.
Nov 21st: Band Studios, Bristol, UK.
Nov 22nd: CCA, Glasgow, UK.
Nov 23rd: Howard Assembly Room, Leeds, UK.
Nov 24th: Sage 2, Gateshead, UK.
New Menace beach track – Crawl In Love