Thanks to whoever made this unofficial video for ‘The End’ by CYMBALS.
CYMBALS at Sebright Arms, London - 13/06/2013
Photo by Russell Lee
some magic our friends worked on.
Zomby - With Love. Dir: Ollie Evans. Ft Stone Island Jackets from Too Hot. (Click to view)
CYMBALS new single, ‘The End’, is now available to buy on iTunes here.
“CYMBALS, said “thing” is groovy art pop with post-punk influences that is very clever but also very fun” - Dummy
“CYMBALS are blossoming […] ‘The End’ clocks in at over seven minutes and is perhaps the most expansive, ambitious thing that the band have yet placed their name against.” - Clash
“CYMBALS have kindly included a 45-second introductory string section to their new single, “The End,” a soothing start to any slow day. Or better yet, to a long and happy night, with those strings giving rise to proper luxe disco and “dancing with your eyes closed”- the FADER
“CYMBALS seem to be on to a winner with their new single ‘The End’ […] as recurring disco synths dance hand in hand with sparkling guitars and a handful of other bleepy-bloopy electronics.” - Fake DIY
“‘The End’ is a deliciously intoxicating mix of disco-infused electro-pop, where twinkling synths glimmer over jittering beats and Jack Cleverly’s effortlessly seductive French monologues.” - the 405
CYMBALS return with new single ‘The End’ on 4th June, a shimmering seven-minute menagerie of plaintive synths, typically sincere vocals and muted house beats. With the intoxicating feel of a night under the lights of a ’90s Parisian disco, there’s a bittersweet European elegance at play that simultaneously draws on the recklessness of youth, while asking what happens when the party finishes and it’s time to grow up? “It’s about the night and the night out,” says singer Jack Cleverly, who grew up in France and spent formative years in those very same Parisian clubs. “It’s about dancing with your eyes closed.”
Coming hot on the heels of well received singles ‘Like An Animal’ and ‘The Natural World’, ‘The End’ will feature on the band’s keenly anticipated new album, set for release later this year. “’The End’ started on guitar but we tore it apart,” says Cleverly. “The song contains some old memories for me, but equally, somewhere in there, I hope you hear your memories too.”
The band play a unique show featuring lighting designed by art-direction collective Sets Appeal at London’s Sebright Arms on June 13th, along with a handful of festival dates.
13th June – Sebright Arms, London
18th July – BBC Introducing Stage @ Larmer Tree Festival, Salisbury
3rd Aug – Castlepalooza, Tullamore
4th Aug – Indiependence, Michelstown
Taken at our first show. By Nick Power
Hypnotic Regression 18.05.13 Plissken Festival. Atehns, Greece
The New Life. 16.05.13. Coalition, Brighton, England - The Great Escape Festival
22 May 2013 / 2 notes
Well worth investigating.
War - More Days LP soon in stock
Empires collapse, toxics are shared fairly, the whip breaks an eardrum, a marble Venus leaves her museum and a virgin gives birth. 8 tracks of nightlife synth pop. Debut album from Copenhagen based duo featuring members of ICEAGE and SEXDROME.
LP version on 180 gram vinyl with extra thick covers. Remastered for vinyl by Peter Peter of Sods / Sort Sol.
A sample is available here: https://soundcloud.com/deathshadowrecords