Clone Quartet are set to release their debut album 'Well-Oiled Machine' through Tigertrap and Smalltown America on 3rd December. The album comes in a delicious limited edition tear-and-fold cardboard sleeve and features 11 tracks of hard-edged electropop.
Tracks are as follows:
2. Young Foal
3. Twenty Five
4. Need Your Love
5. Hold On
6. Well-Oiled Machine
7. Cold To The Core
8. Played To Death
9. 10 Lies
10. Won't Somebody Please
11. You Don't Need Me (But I Need You)
The band will be back in London for a handful of dates in December, including the Tigertrap Christmas Party on 15th December at Bloomsbury Bowling Lanes and The Windmill, Brixton on 16th December.
Good news! You can now pre-order Gum Takes Tooth 'Mirrors Fold' from our online store.
Get the limited edition splatter-coloured vinyl LP or digipack CD versions and you'll receive the MP3s immediately on the day of release (Monday 6th October).
Pre-order the digital version from iTunes and you'll get two of the tracks, 'This Perfect Surface' and 'Bone Weapon', IMMEDIATELY! https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/mirrors-fold/id905414771
Gum Takes Tooth ON TOUR:
Sun 31st Aug @ Raw Power Weekender, Tufnell Park, London
Sat 27th Sept @ The Shacklewell Arms, London - MIRRORS FOLD album launch
Thu 30th Oct @ Soy Festival, Nantes, France
Fri 31st Oct @ Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France
Wed 5th Nov @ Musiques Volantes Festival, Metz, France
Birmingham's snarling indie-punk trio Untitled Musical Project were briefly the toast of the music press and feverish blog posts upon the release of their self-titled mini-album in 2007. That's until they crashed and burned, with only a handful of recordings and a series of caustic, fearsome live shows to remember them by. With past enmities finally laid to rest (and despite an unfathomable lack of big money reformation offers), Untitled are back in action for two shows in November.
SAT 16TH NOV @ BUFFALO BAR, LONDON (Tickets)
SAT 23RD NOV @ THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE, BIRMINGHAM (Tickets)
Scanners are running a remix competition in conjunction with Earmilk and Wavo. The contest winners will be included in the remix compilation for 'Love Is Symmetry' which will also include remixes by current Dim Mak artists. For more information about the contest, the deadline, the judges, and the prize system, follow the link below. Do feel free to submit more than one remix and really show us what you’re working with!
Love Is Symmetry is the third album from London quintet Scanners and their best yet, opening with the dark percussion of the title track, a song that lures you in with its whispered vocal before exploding wide open into a huge Vangelis- like chorus. Tracks such as Mexico and Charmed Life have an Arcade Fire quality, rising and falling with the energy of Sarah Daly's vocals and violin. This violin also adds richness to the epic State Of Wonder, a song about the river Lea that flows past their window in East London.
The Scanners trademark synth is also a strong presence on many of the tracks. On songs, like the impossibly named Today Is The Tomorrow That They Promised Yesterday and the squarely danceable Control, the synth takes the lead. The weird broken rhythm of When They Put Me Back Together They Forgot To Turn Me On, and the strangely joyful Cure-like My Streets Are Always In The Shade see them broaden their range, providing two album highlights.
Recorded and produced by the band, with mixes by Victor Van Vugt (PJ Harvey, Athlete), the sound is still Scanners. Yet they have moved on. Love Is Symmetry seems more urgent, the rhythms more complex, but still the love of strong melody is there on every track.
Scanners have released two albums via Dim Mak Records (Bloc Party, Atari Teenage Riot, Steve Aoki) and their songs have soundtracked many a dramatic twist on TV shows such as Shameless, Gossip Girl, Entourage and One Tree Hill. They have also shared stages with Laura Marling, Devo, Air, The Horrors, Asobi Seksu, Florence And The Machine and These New Puritans amongst many others.
The first single off the album- Control is out on the 3rd of June.
Comanechi's new album 'You Owe Me Nothing But Love' is released today hard pink vinyl LP and digipack CD, followed by a digital release three days later on St Valentine's. See details and ORDER HERE.
The band will be back for a UK tour in a couple of months, but in the meantime they're heading to Japan for a co-headline tour with Bo Ningen. Dates as follows:
Thursday, Feb 14th- Pangea, Osaka, Japan
Friday, Feb 15th- Metro, Kyoto, Japan
Saturday, Feb 16th- Apollo Theatre, Nagoya, Japan
Sunday, Feb 17th- Club Asia, Shibuya, Japan
Saturday, Feb 23rd- Force, Hamamatsu, Japan
Sunday, Feb 24th- Club Shaft, Sendai, Japan
NME - 8/10 "stark, violent, demented... a riff making force of nature - who said punk was dead?"
Loud & Quiet - 7/10 "as catchy as it is brutal - like a manic spurned lover who'll get snip happy if betrayed in the sack"
Joyzine - "One of the best bands around right now and this album is going to be one of the best records of 2013"