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Crooked Ghost – Skeleton House (Palomino Records 23 November 2018)

Crooked Ghost ‘Skeleton House’ to get CD & Vinyl release. Watch ‘Sleepwalker’

Dreamy post-punk rockers Crooked Ghost have announced that their new album ‘Skeleton House’ will be released on CD on November 23, followed by a limited edition 12″ vinyl release in February 2019. Ahead of this, the Asheville, NC outfit presents their ‘Sleepwalker’ single, accompanied by a video, directed by Rome Widenhouse.

“Skeleton House’ is the band’s sophomore long-play – a dark and hazy dreamscape of lush and angular melody, with a stark lyrical rawness touching upon such subjects as addiction, trauma, loss, superstition, and everything that gets left behind after a catastrophic event. The album consists of eight tracks, ranging from dreamy and playful to anguished and harrowing. Billowing vocal patterns weave intricate stories between shimmering guitar crescendos, cascading synths and mathematical percussion.

This album follows up their debut LP ‘Strange Burial Rituals’, released in March 2017. This new offering has two distinct halves: the first is lighter, the second darker. The whole thing plays out like a story, or rather, two opposite stories that are intertwined.

“The song ‘Sleepwalker’ was one of the first written for the new album, and everything about it just worked. The song itself is in reference to addiction and a dissolution of ones sense of self; self-medicating and numbness. I wanted to bring light to something dark, yet still tell an honest story. Something about this song has always stood out for us, says frontman Ray Clark.

“The music video was shot by Rome Widenhouse over a period of several weeks, and includes shots of that eclipse everyone was so excited about. The video is a bit surreal and has a sort of Twin Peaks meets the X-Files vibe. It was a lot of fun to shoot, even the traipsing barefoot through the woods in nothing but a bedsheet and getting poison ivy part. At one point our director took a tumble down a cliffside and we thought he was done for!”

Formed in Seattle in 2013 as an acoustic side project by Ray Clark, Crooked Ghost was initially a channel for leftover songs that didn’t seem to fit in any of the other bands Clark was involved in, but quickly became the focal point of Ray’s creative energy. Ray soon fled the musically-saturated Seattle scene to find himself in the intensely creative heart of Asheville, North Carolina.

With a guitar case full of lyrics of songs never intended to be heard by anyone, somehow, something had begun to spark again. Intimidated by the idea of a solo project, Ray joined with Chris Saldin, who would play bass, and bought an electric guitar, set on bringing Crooked Ghost to life. Together with drummer Jon Wyatt, the songs came to life. A few months later, they entered the studio to record their debut album.

They were eventually joined by Charles Reed on guitar and Alex Cannon on keyboards before recording the heavily emotive and dreamily lush ‘Skeleton House’. With the power-pop punch of Catch Fire, the dark-disco punk breakdown of Roadkill, to the angular yet dreamy swoon of Sleepwalker, Skeleton House will impress and even haunt you.

“These songs were inspired by the loss of someone I loved to a fire. The idea that something like a fire could destroy so much, but still leave something behind was so inticing to me. I wanted these songs to represent resilience and strength, and to be able to process loss in a healthy way. I wanted to find a way to bring light to the darker things I was experiencing, and to arrange the pieces into something beautiful,” says Ray Clark.

“We recorded this album up in Black Mountain, NC in the dead of winter. The snowy and icy landscape definitely added to the album’s atmosphere.  This is also our first release on vinyl, making it very special for all of us. As kaleidoscopic as it sounds, I feel we very much achieved the piece of art we were wanting to make.”

As of November 23, ‘Skeleton House’ will be available on CD. It can already be ordered via Bandcamp and is also available across music stores and streaming platforms such as iTunes and Spotify.

TRACK LIST
1. Body In Stars   02:42
2. Sleepwalker   04:04
3. Only Nightmares   03:45
4. Catch Fire  05:26
5. Witch Heart   02:45
6. Black Cat   05:56
7. Roadkill   04:07
8. Skeleton House   06:18

CREDITS
Lyrics by Ray Clark
Music written and performed by Crooked Ghost
Recorded and engineered by Edward Maddill at El Rancho Morbido
Produced by Edward Maddill and Crooked Ghost
Vinyl mastered by Adam Boose at Cauliflower Audio
Pressed via Palomino Records
CD and MP3 versions mastered by Ray Clark
Album photos taken by Alex Cannon
Ray Clark: guitar/vocals
Charles Reed: guitars
Chris Saldin: bass
Alex Cannon: keyboards

‘Sleepwalker’ video directed by Rome Widenhouse
Videographer: Will Osigian
Lighting: Sam Shumate
A GodsDog Films Production
Photography by Rome Widenhouse

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Posted by on November 16, 2018 in Post Punk

 

Metropolis Releases Cabaret Voltaire Tribute Compilation This Week

Occupying the middle ground between punk and industrial, there was a British music group from Sheffield, England called Cabaret Voltaire.

While their earliest performances were Dada-influenced performance art, Cabaret Voltaire went on to blend pop with dance music, techno, dub house and experimental electronic music, evolving into one of the most prolific and important groups of their time. While their tenure was short, their impact was no less profound and influential to the bands they would help to shape in the future.

It is with this in mind that, “WHY KILL TIME (WHEN YOU CAN COVER CABARET VOLTAIRE)“, was conceived.

Bringing together bands such as: AkA, Bestial Mouths, Bioassay, Black Agent, Canter, Elegant Machinery, God Module, Having Issues, Kriistal Ann, Maleagant, Manufactura, Microchip Junky, Mirland/Larsen, Missing Witness, NØIR, PulseWidthMod & Databomb, Snowbeasts and SØLVE.

Eighteen bands with different approaches to music, joined by the common thread of paying a respectful homage to one of the progenitors that they all owe a small piece of their sound to. “WHY KILL TIME (WHEN YOU CAN COVER CABARET VOLTAIRE)” will be available digitally through Metropolis on October 19th, 2018.

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Holygram – Modern Cults (Cleopatra Records 9 November 2018)

Holygram announces debut ‘Modern Cults’ album. Stream first single ‘Signals’

German post-punk shoegaze outfit HOLYGRAM has announced their long-awaited debut LP ‘Modern Cults’. Comprised of eleven tracks, this album will be released on CD and double vinyl, as well as digitally via Cleopatra Records, on October 19.

This is the first major release for the Cologne-based outfit since their 2016 self-titled EP. Here, the collective blend new wave and Krautrock with post-punk and shoegaze to achieve headstrong multi-layered bliss. This is a thoroughly contemporary homage to the sound of the ’80s with a resolute look to the future – the result is driving, dark and catchy.

Produced by Maurizio Baggio, who also produced The Soft Moon’s ‘Deeper’ and ‘Criminal’ albums, this long-play was recorded at Cologne’s Amen Studios.

HOLYGRAM is Patrick Blümel (vocals), Sebastian Heer (drums), Marius Lansing (guitars), Pilo Lenger (synthesizers) and Bennett Reimann (bass). Formed in 2015, the band’s approach to making music references the past, while remaining future-oriented. Hard-to-combine elements cleverly come together to become the soundtrack of a city that appears threatening in the twilight.

The new album intensifies HOLYGRAM‘s contemplation of themes such as big cities, alienation and anonymity, hope and memories, love and identity. These reflections interact closely with the band’s unmistakable signature sound. Atmosphere oscillates between the brutal sounds of the big city and the fragility of the people that lose themselves in it – intelligently observed scenarios of a world falling apart in which individuals have long ceased to play a leading role.

The lead track ‘Signals’ is cloaked in a new-wave guise that belies an emotionally torn lyric, elevating the deeply melancholy chorus (“Sometimes when I close my eyes I see you walk away / And everytime the sun comes up the feeling is the same”) to a pop-like anthem, illustrating that in this world people are only cogs in a much bigger, increasingly autonomous machine.

The band recently accompanied British synthpop legends OMD on their 2017 European tour and have played numerous festivals, including Mailfeld Derby, Wave-Gotik-Treffen and New Waves Day. Wrapping themselves in dense wafts of mist and cool lighting on stage, they’ve made quite a name for themselves on the live circuit.

As of November 9, the ‘Modern Cults’ LP will be available everywhere, but can already be ordered via Cleopatra Records on CD and vinyl, and also digitally via Bandcamp. The album will be released in Europe via Oblivion / SPV.

HOLYGRAM will be touring Europe and US/Canada this fall with one of the biggest electronic bands on the planet, VNV Nation, as well as DE/VISION for the North American tour. They will hold two release shows – the first, in Cologne on Nov. 9, marks the end of their European tour, while the Los Angeles release show on Nov. 14 (at The Viper Room) kicks off their North American tour.

TRACK LIST
1. Into The Void
2. Modern Cults
3. A Faction
4. Signals
5. Dead Channel Skies
6. Hideaway
7. Still There
8. Odd Neighbourhood
9. She’s Like The Sun
10. Distant Light
11. 1997

CREDITS
Written, performed and recorded by Holygram at Amen Studios, Cologne
Produced by Maurizio Baggio and Holygram
Mixed and mastered by Maurizio Baggio at La Distilleria, Bassano del Grappa
Additional Engineering by Nima Davari
Cover Photo by Ville Andersson

TOUR DATES
EUROPE with VNV Nation 

Oct 12 Dresden (DE), Alter Schlachthof
Oct 13 Erfurt (DE), Stadtgarten
Oct 14 Stuttgart (DE), Im Wizemann
Oct 16 Prague (CZE), Futurum
Oct 17 Warsaw (PL), Progresja
Oct 19 Eindhoven (NL), Effenaar
Oct 20 Cologne (DE), E-Werk
Oct 21 Sint Niklaas (BL), De Casino
Oct 23 Amsterdam (NL), Melkweg
Oct 24 Bielefeld (DE), Ringlokschuppen
Oct 26 Berlin (DE), Columbiahalle
Oct 27 Magdeburg (DE), Altes Theater
Oct 28 Munich (DE), Muffathalle
Oct 30 Frankfurt (a.M.) (DE), Batschkapp
Oct 31 Leipzig (DE), Haus Leipzig
Nov 01 Rostock (DE), M.A.U. Club
Nov 02 Hamburg (DE), Mehr Theater am Großmarkt
Nov 03 Albertslund (DK), Forbrændingen

RELEASE SHOWS
Nov 09 Cologne (DE), Gebäude 9 with Whispering Sons & Swirlpool 
Nov 14 Los Angeles, CA The Viper Room

NORTH AMERICA with VNV Nation & DE/VISION
Nov 16 Austin (TX), Barracuda
Nov 17 Houston (TX), White Oak Music Hall
Nov 19 Atlanta (GA), Masquerade
Nov 20 Ft. Lauderdale (FL), Culture Room
Nov 21 St.Petersburg (FL), Jannus Live
Nov 23 Philadelphia (PA), Union Transfer
Nov 24 New York (NY), Irving Plaza
Nov 25 Boston (MA), Royale
Nov 27 Montreal (QC), Corona Theater
Nov 28 Toronto (ON), Danforth Music Hall
Nov 30 Detroit (MI), St. Andrews
Dec 01 Chicago (IL), The Metro
Dec 02 Minneapolis (MN), Skyway Theatre
Dec 04 Denver (CO), The Oriental Theater
Dec 05 Salt Lake City (UT), Metro Music Hall
Dec 07 Seattle (WA), Neptune
Dec 08 Portland (OR), Roseland Theater
Dec 09 Vancouver (BC), Imperial Theatre
Dec 12 San Francisco (CA), Regency Ballroom
Dec 13 Los Angeles (CA), The Wiltern
Dec 14 Tempe (AZ), Marquee
Dec 15 Las Vegas (NV), Backstage Bar

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Posted by on October 5, 2018 in Post Punk, Shoegaze

 

Musta Paraati – Black Parade (Cleopatra Records 19 October 2018)

Finnish post-punk pioneers Musta Paraati return with LP after 34 years, preview ‘The Leader’

Finnish post-punk legends Musta Paraati will be releasing their first new album in 34 years this October through Cleopatra Records. The ‘Black Parade’ LP features 11 tracks in English. 10 of these are new and ‘The Leader’ is a new English rendition of their song ‘Johtaja’, which released as a single in 1983. The band is previewing this track ahead of the album release.

This release follows Cleopatra Records’ 23-track deluxe reissue of their 1983 debut album ‘Peilitalossa’ on CD & digitally, also featuring bonus material from their 1984 sophomore album ‘Käärmeet’.

Highly regarded as Finland’s premiere post-punk / goth rockers, Musta Paraati was making music before their countrymen Russian Love, Two Witches, and The 69 Eyes. With their own unique sound that is upbeat and with an old school punk attitude, their music gained them cult status in their native Finland, their albums being considered prized contributions to record collections, and also led to touring with other cult bands like Lords of the New Church and Hanoi Rocks.

It is not surprising that Jyrki ’69’ Linnankivi from The 69 Eyes joined Musta Paraati members Sakari ‘Saku’ Paasiniemi (guitar), Pasi ‘Panda’ Nikander (bass), Yrjö ‘Ykä’ Knuuttila (drums) on this album. The band’s original vocalist was Jore Vastelin, who passed away in 1993.

“We started this project with Jyrki to make couple of songs in English for our fans abroad, but it grew into a full album. We are really exited and proud about our new album ‘Black Parade’. It has pushed us to the next level and we are already working new material for the future releases,” says Yrjö.

“Since the material sounded virtually like the music Musta Paraati was making back in the 80’s, I took an imaginitive journey back in time and studied everything I found from that era, including music, movies, and politics. I also kept the somewhat naiive approach for lyrics and rock’n’roll to keep things simple,” comments Jyrki 69.

In 2015, Musta Paraati had a new lineup with vocalist Herra Ylppö, with whom they played a string of well-received shows and released the two-track EP ‘Uusi Musta/Uudet Juhlat’. Ylppö’s work with solo career and his band Maj Karma led to Musta Paraati guitarist Saku Paasiniemi sending some new tracks to Jyrki 69.

“Two hours after I sent the demos to Jyrki, I received three completed songs,” says Saku. “We didn’t really think of our collaboration marked the new coming of Musta Paraati at all – it was just another cool project!”

Following the re-release of ‘Peilitalossa’, Jyrki 69 shared the new demos with Cleopatra Records, the label signed on for a new album and Musta Paraati joined Jyrki 69 in the studio to record what would become the ‘Black Parade’ album.

The album cover for ‘Black Parade’ features photography by Stefan Bremer, the same photograper whose image features on the band’s debut album, taken at exactly the same location.

As of October 19, ‘Black Parade’ will be available from online stores and streaming platforms, such as Spotify. It can already be pre-ordered digitally via Bandcamp and on both CD and vinyl via Cleopatra Records. This Musta Paraati vinyl is a limited edition purple vinyl pressing. This album will be supported with a full-scale international tour starting in November.

TRACK LIST
1. Animosity
2. Nacht Der Untoten
3. The Leader
4. Aujourd’hui
5. Chopsticks
6. The Race Is On
7. Radio
8. Digital Twin
9. Reaper
10. Today
11. If I Die Tomorrow

CREDITS
Music by Sakari Paasiniemi
Lyrics by Jyrki Linnankivi
Except “The Leader” – lyrics by General Njassa & Jyrki Linnankivi
All arrangements by Musta Paraati and Karo Broman
Produced by Karo Broman and Musta Paraati
Recorded by Karo Broman at Secret Flat Studios, Helsinki
Keyboards by Karo Broman
Mixed by Karo Broman and Musta Paraati
Mastered by Jürgen Engler
Photography by Stefan Bremer

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Posted by on September 8, 2018 in Post Punk

 

David J – Back to Beck (The Crucible of ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’) 25 August 2018

Bauhaus legend David J announces intimate solo UK dates & world tour with Peter Murphy

This year marks 40 years since the formation of Bauhaus. To mark this occasion, founding member David J has announced two one-off solo UK concerts, to occur in between several festival dates with Bauhaus vocalist Peter Murphy and their newly-announced world tour. The second of these shows, ‘Back to Beck (The Crucible of ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’), is a historic intimate event preceded by a larger London date.

Perry Farrell of Jane’s Addiction once described David J as the Avant of the Avant-garde, with good reason. Since Bauhaus disbanded in 1983, David has enjoyed a long and varied solo career. The first of Bauhaus’ members to actively step outside of the comfort zone of his original band, he released his debut album ‘Etiquette of Violence’ that same year and has since released numerous solo albums, founded the hugely successful Love and Rockets, produced and played bass with The Jazz Butcher, and joined the reformed Bauhaus again twice for world tours.

On Sunday, August 26, David J will play to a small crowd as part of a cozy very limited capacity experience as he returns to Beck Studios in Wellingborough, England to play a special live acoustic concert. This is not just any studio – in 1979, Bauhaus recorded their first single there – the classic ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’, featuring lyrics composed by David J. This massively significant single, released via Small Wonder Records, led to a John Peel session, two years of charting in the British independent charts, and being signed to 4AD Records and, subsequently, Beggar’s Banquet.

This will be the first time that David has set foot in the studio since recording his second solo album ‘Crocodile Tears and The Velvet Cosh’ there in 1984. This special show will feature music that was originally recorded there, as well as songs spanning his career.

As part of this rare event, Andrew Brooksbank, author of ‘Bauhaus – Beneath The Mask’, will also be conducting an interview with David, which will be followed by a Q&A with the audience. This historic concert is not to be missed and will be both recorded and filmed for later release. There is very limited availability, with tickets available for 50 pounds.

The day before that, on August 25, David J will perform in London at The Islington with special guests. Rewind 39 years to this month in 1979 – Bauhaus played their first show in London at The Music Machine, sharing the bill with The Teardrop Explodes, Patrick Fitzgerald band and The Wall.

To further entrench this 40-year anniversary in the minds of their fans, Peter Murphy and David J will bring Bauhaus classics, as well as playing their debut album ‘In The Flat Field’ in its entirety, to fans across the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand, with further dates to be announced. Later this year, a series of coloured vinyl Bauhaus reissues will be released.

Although the band were short-lived, they managed to release four groundbreaking, impressive and wonderfully dark experimental albums, cementing their place and importance in music history. Considered one of the most influential bands since The Velvet Underground, Bauhaus spearheaded the post-punk alternative music scene of the early ‘80’s with a string of innovative albums and singles, and defining a style that is feasibly the pinnacle of the entire gothic scene.

David J’s latest (2017) release is ‘Vagabond Songs’, his ninth studio album, featuring a disarmingly charming and heartfelt collection of acoustic songs written on the road and inspired by people and places he encountered on the journeys. This double vinyl LP includes the hit single ‘The Day That David Bowie Died’, as well as a radical reworking of the Love and Rockets’ classic ‘The Dog End of a Day Gone By’.

Tickets for both of David J’s solo UK dates are available at www.davidjonline.com/tour.html. Tickets for Peter Murphy-David J tour dates can be ordered at www.petermurphy.info/dates
Order David J ‘Vagabond Songs’ and his book ‘Who Killed Mr. Moonlight’ at www.davidjonline.com

TOUR DATES (all dates with Peter Murphy except Aug. 25-26)
Aug 15 – Kluisbergen, Belgium @ W Fest
Aug 17 – Taranto, Italy @ Cinzella Festival
Aug 23 – Vilar de Mouros, Portugal – Vilar de Mouros Festival
Aug 25 – London, UK @ The Islington **David J solo show**
Aug 26 – Wellingborough, UK @ Beck Studios **David J solo show**
Oct 18 – Wellington, New Zealand @ San Fran
Oct 19 – Christchurch, New Zealand @ Foundry
Oct 20 – Auckland, New Zealand @ Powerstation
Oct 22 – Adelaide, Australia @ Governor Hindmarsh
Oct 25 – Brisbane, Australia @ The Zoo
Oct 26 – Melbourne, Australia @ Max Watts
Oct 27 – Sydney, Australia @ The Factory
Oct 28 – Perth, Australia @ The Capitol Theatre
Nov 6 – St. Petersburg, Russia @ Aurora Hall
Nov 7 – Moscow, Russia @ Glavclub
Nov 9 – Belgrade, Serbia @ Dom Omladine Beograda
Nov 10 – Frankfurt, Germany @ Das Bett
Nov 12 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Mascotte
Nov 14 – Paris, France @ Bataclan
Nov 18 – Madrid, Spain @ La Riviera
Nov 19 – Barcelona, Spain @ Razzmataz
Nov 21 – Rome, Italy @ Orion Live Club
Nov 22 – Milan, Italy @ Fabrique
Nov 23 – Munich, Germany @ Ampere
Nov 24 – Bochum, Germany @ Christuskirche
Nov 26 – Wroclaw, Poland @ A2
Nov 27 – Berlin, Germany @ Columbia Theater
Nov 28 – Hamburg, Germany @ Knust
Dec 4 – Manchester, UK @ O2 Ritz
Dec 5 – Glasgow, UK @ SWG3
Dec 6 – Northampton, UK @ Roadmender
Dec 8 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Beckett SU
Dec 9 – London, UK @ O2 Forum Kentish Town
Dec 11 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Store Vega
Dec 12 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Nalen
Dec 14 – Athens, Greece @ Gazi Music Hall
Dec 15 – Thessaloniki, Greece @ Principal Club Theater

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Posted by on August 1, 2018 in Post Punk

 

autumn North American tour & ‘chandelier’ LP (Sett Records 13 August 2018)

Post-punk outfit *autumn* announce North American tour in support of ‘chandelier’ LP

Minneapolis-based trio autumn has announced they will embark on a North American tour, beginning August 13, in support of their third full-length album ‘chandelier’, out now via Chicago’s Sett Records. This record follows on the trail of their three-track single ‘the fall’.

In their 20 plus years, autumn has always made a big sound. That very sound landed them the opportunity to tour with legendary 4AD artists Clan of Xymox on their latest North American tour.

Autumn is Julie Plante (vocals), Jeff Leyda (bass), and Neil McKay (guitars). Formed in 1994, autumn creates haunting melodies that get the listener to feel something deeply. The band took an extended hiatus after releasing two albums on Tess Records – ‘the hating tree’ (1996) and ‘return to the breath’ (1999), with accompanying tours for each album.

“When Autumn played our official “last show” in April 2010 in support of our dear friends in Faith and the Muse, we imagined we would go through a period of grieving and then just move on with our lives. It seemed it was time to take a break. We each were going through very painful breakups in our lives, and were exhausted from trying to keep it all going,” says Autumn vocalist Julie Plante.

“Turns out, moving on meant finding our way back to each other, and in the process, finding out that what is broken is never really gone. What falls apart can be put back together, not the same as it was before, but into a whole new creation. Chandelier is ultimately a work of celebration, built out of all those broken pieces, built from all those broken places. The story It tells is really everyone’s story, that joy and pain are inevitably entwined in a life well lived.”

Time and fortune eventually brought them back to the source. In 2016, they re-connected with William Faith (Faith and the Muse, Christian Death, The March Violets, The Bellwether Syndicate), who had produced their debut album. The result is ‘chandelier’, autumn’s new album of 14 new songs, written and developed over a 20-year period. Here we find an impressive range of mood, style and atmosphere. Neil McKay’s signature guitars lay melodies atop Jeff Leyda’s solid and nuanced bass. Julie Plante’s soaring vocals bind the entire work in place with a powerful lyrical narrative of love, loss, hope and resilience.

“This release is about transition, both for the band’s sound as well as our personal lives; love, loss, hope.  The sound is more refined yet diverse in delivery styles.  It appears the band had a few more things left to say, and our voices seem a little more confident this time around,” says bassist Jeff Leyda.
Between the lost promises of summer and the bitter austerity of winter lives the time between; the shorter, pallid days, the dying leaves, the melancholic reflection of time as it passes… This pensive time between has been evoked and pondered in the words of poets ranging from Yeats to Keats, and once again it finds sublime expression in the lush, passionate, melodic, dark pop of autumn.

autumn ‘chandelier’ is now available through most online stores and streaming platforms, including their own Bandcamp. More detailed tour information and links to tickets can be found via the band’s Facebook.

TOUR DATES
Mon, August 13 • Columbus, Ohio • Ruby Tuesday
Tue, August 14 • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania • Howlers
Wed, August 15 • Toronto, Ontario • Rivoli
Fri, August 17 • Brooklyn, New York • Underworld (@ St Vitus)
Sat, August 18 • Washington, DC • (TBA)
Sun, August 19 • Boston, Massachusetts • Middle East (upstairs)
Tue, August 21 • Athens, Georgia • Flicker Bar
Thu, August 23 • San Antonio, Texas • Disorder (@ The Amp Room)
Fri, August 24 • Austin, Texas • Elysium
Sat, August 25 • Dallas, Texas • (TBA)
Sun, August 26 • Tulsa, Oklahoma • Starlite Bar
Tue, August 28 • Kansas City, Missouri • (TBA)
Wed, August 29 • St Louis, Missouri • The Crack Fox
Thu, August 30 • Indianapolis, Indiana • (TBA)

Thu, August 30 – Bloomington, Indiana * The Bishop
Sat, September 1 • Chicago, Illinois • Nocturna (@ Metro)
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Posted by on August 1, 2018 in Post Punk

 

Klammer – Spiral Girl (Under Dogz Records 13 July 2018)

British post-punk dark pop outfit Klammer preview ‘Spiral Girl’ single 

Leeds-based post-punk quartet Klammer present their new single ‘Spiral Girl’. This is the second single from their new album ‘You Have Been Processed’, a solid follow-up to ‘Modern God’. The album is scheduled to release via Under Dogz Records later in mid-August.

Formed by UK Producer Steve Whitfield (The Cure, The Mission, Terrorvision, Jane Weaver) in 2014, drawing from the members’ shared love for all things angular, dark, loud and melodic. They’ve gone on to release two albums via Under Dogz Records.

Previously described as the love child of XTC and Gang Of Four, Klammer offer an enticing twist on the post-punk attitude, blending in elements of goth rock, punk rock and dark wave, all with dark pop sensibilities. Here you’ll find plenty of hooks and a dark and edgy broodiness coursing through their sound.

‘You Have Been Processed’ will be the band’s third album, following up ‘Auslane’ and ‘Klammer’ and their debut 7” single ‘Everything Depends Upon The King’. Championed by Steve Lamacq on BBC 6 Music, Klammer’s music continues to excite with their dark themes allied to catchy riffs and anthemic choruses.

Klammer have been consolidating their position as one of the country’s finest live post-punk acts, having played up and down the country consistently, both as a headline act and in support of other notable artists, including The Skids, The Undertones, Richie Ramone, Penetration and The Membranes, as well as Rebellion and The Great British Alternative festivals.

While ‘Modern God’ is already available across online stores and streaming platforms, as well as from Klammer’s own website, ‘Spiral Girl’ will be released on July 13. Their album ‘You Have Been Processed’ will be available on vinyl as well as CD as of August 10, but can already be pre-ordered via Bandcamp.

CREDITS
Poss – Lead Vocals/Guitar
Steve Whitfield – Guitar/Vocals
Bruno Almeida – Drums
Mike Addy – Bass
Composed by Steve Whitfield & Paul ‘Poss’ Strickland
Video by Steve Dutton. 2nd Camera by Josh Tully

TOUR DATES
MAY 25  Rotherham – The Cutlers Arms
JUN 16  Barnsley – Live in Barnsley
JUN 16  Sheffield – Corporation
JUN 30  Huddersfield – Klammer / Hands of Industry Double Header
JUL 14  Saltburn By The Sea – Saltburn Calling Festival
JUL 15  Middlesbrough – Westgarth Social Club
AUG 18 Leeds – Brudenell Social Club
OCT 28  London – London Punk Sessions @ The Windmill Brixton

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Posted by on June 22, 2018 in Post Punk