Taken from the album of the same, out now. Buy The New Life here - http://smarturl.it/thenewlifeitunes
A deluxe version of the album is released on 4th November, featuring 7 extra tracks
Directed by Dan Tombs
Choreography & performance by Sarah Lewis
From the band:
"The whole conception, development and recording for The New Life was as insular as it gets but once documented and released to the world at large I’m very much of the opinion that you should give the songs their own legs and see where they go. This is why we’ve been very open for visual collaboration with previous videos and artworks and with the forthcoming remixes which we shall be releasing. Having been a fan of Dan Tombs’ previous work we were more than happy to leave him to his own devices. The New Life now in this format is no longer so insular. Dan’s direction and video manipulation coupled with Sarah Lewis’ performance, marry the hypnotic repetitive riffs and drum beats to a perfect jittering, hypnotic visual identity of it’s own."
From director, Dan Tombs:
"The video is one continuous take of improvisation. Shot in an old industrial textile warehouse, filmed with a single static camera. The image was post processed and manipulated live in one take recorded to disc, using a combination of digital video processing and analogue hardware to create a fluid rendering of the movement of the music and the dance. The intention is to induce a hypnotic state that compliments the track and captivate an audience."
From choreographer and performer, Sarah Lewis:
"Initially inspired by the minimalist art movement, ZERO, my movement explorations evolved into abstract physicalisation’s of distortion. I wanted to create a sense of lonely awkwardness and worked with simple repetitive movements with small and gradual changes. The result, I hope, is a lone figure, sometimes distorted out of recognition, finding her feet in a place of purgatory but leaving questions of how did she get here and where did she go?"
TLV068: AUTOBAHN - AUTOBAHN 1. - 12”/digital EP
'Seizure' is the lead track taken from AUTOBAHN's debut 3-track 12” EP, released on 11th November.
Pre-order the limited edition 12” here - toughloverecords.bigcartel.com/product/t…pre-order
Pre-order on iTunes - itunes.apple.com/gb/album/autobah…ngle/id718862141
On 11th November, Leeds-based five-piece AUTOBAHN announce themselves to the world with their unapologetically sinister and aggressive self-titled debut EP. A record for, and of, the night, AUTOBAHN conjure the dystopian nightmare world of 80s post-punk across three unrelenting tracks. Consider them Leeds’ very own Lost Boys, cloaked in feedback, showing their teeth. Despite forming in February 2013, and playing their first gig just months ago, they appear eerily fully formed.
The group - a bunch of unknowns - have notched up word-of-mouth acclaim for their handful of visceral live shows, appearing on stages with the likes of Merchandise and Eagulls. While those bands are appropriate touchstones for those new to AUTOBAHN, if you look closer you’ll notice in their velvet jackets and puffed shirts a stargazing glamour at odds with their peers.
On the surface, AUTOBAHN are a classic modern day punk band. But dig a little deeper and there’s a colourful underbelly to their sonic ambitions, vivid like a new bruise. Their name’s a reference to Kraftwerk, hinting at a European intensity, while tracks like the scabrous ‘Lost Tongue’, are transgressive in the same way as early Public Image Limited. What’s more, there’s real catharsis at the heart of these songs: the opening track, ‘Seizure’, is about having a small fit in Brighton., while all the lyrics point to a very millennial sense of helplessness. AUTOBAHN 1. , then, is a bacchanalian trawl through the psyche, kind of unhinged, and staring right through you.
They have announced a UK tour with dates supporting Girls Names and the aforementioned Eagulls, as well as a special EP launch show at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds. Dates are as follows:
24 October - Sheffield, Bungalows and Bears w/Girls Names
29 October - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club w/Girls Names
02 November - Brighton, Green Door Store w/Girls Names
16 November - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club **EP LAUNCH**
05 December - London, Sebright Arms w/Eagulls
06 December - Cardiff, Moon Club w/Eagulls
Girls Names cover Brian Eno’s ‘Third Uncle’ for a forthcoming 12” and digital EP.
Pre-order the 12” here.
Moon King featured in this week’s NME.
The album, Obsession, is out now.
Big Ups will release their debut LP, Eighteen Hours of Static, via Tough Love Records in Europe on January 13th, 2014. Dead Labour will release in the US. Listen to the first single, ‘Goes Black’, below.
Brendan Finn, Joe Galarraga, Amar Lal, and Carlos Salguero Jr. met whilst learning about specifications of Cat 5 cables in New York City. Shortly after, they formed a band. Big Ups blend punk, post-punk, metal, and indie rock into a salty mash that gets stuck to the roof of your mouth. At their brightest, they have been likened to The Descendents, but at their sludgiest, they call to mind bands like Pissed Jeans and The Jesus Lizard, albeit with an Albini-esque metallic clang.
The record was recorded by Charles DeChants in the rock ‘n’ roll labyrinth known as Excello Recording in Brooklyn over three days. The album is one characterised by aggressive mood swings. The band slows their usual frantic pace on the burner ‘Wool’ – a song about dealing with suffering. They toy with dynamics on white-knuckle grip of ‘TMI’, ‘Little Kid’, and ‘Fresh Meat’. But not to worry – the mania is still there; first single ‘Goes Black’ and ‘Atheist Self-Help’ demand attention with their searing guitars and colossal drums. Lyrically, the album is a meditation on “truth, faith, and science” (the record’s title is a reference to Carl Sagan’s Contact), but like all the best bands, Big Ups don’t necessarily have all of the answers, but they’ll keep asking the right questions…
CMJ shows in October
15th - OhMyRockness showcase @ Cameo (early), NYC
15th - Ipsum Magazine presents Unofficial show @ Shea (late), NYC
17th - Panache showcase @ Baby’s Alright, NYC
The new Girls Names 12”, featuring a Brain Eno cover version and two remixes by David Holmes and Factory Floor, is now available to pre-order on exclusive white vinyl through the Tough Love store. A transparent version will be available to buy exclusively via Rough Trade, and a black version at all other stores on 28th October.
pizza and R&B and Nirvana and irony and ‘hey dude’ and ‘the States’ and never without money and craft ale and a warehouse party and yr blog of yr dinner and yr blog for yr night and yr blog for yr bike that you ride through a clothes shop and take on the bus while updating yr instagram feed - all of these moments will be lost in time like tears in the rain.
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Girls Names - The Next Life UK tour
The Fly have today premiered a new track from the forthcoming record from Moon King, Obsession.
'Big Dumb Blue Angel' is perhaps as direct as anything the band have so far put their name to. Under two minutes long, it's driven by a sharp vocal melody and shrouded in the buzzsaw of distinctly post-punk guitars and a pointed metallic rhythm section. It's a telling snapshot of Obsession - melodic yet visceral, insistent yet ambiguous - revealing the compelling dichotomy at the heart of Moon King.
Taken from the album Obsession, released 23rd September.
The tour also coincides with the release of a limited edition 12” EP, entitled The Next Life. With the artwork making a playful nod to Bowie’s new record, it will feature remixes by Factory Floor and David Holmes, as well as an exclusive new track - more details to follow on the latter very soon.
16th - Soundrive Festival, Gdansk
17th - Green Man Festival, Glanusk, Wales
13th - Debaser, Stockholm
14th - Phonofestival, Bergen
27th - The MAC, Belfast
28th - Pacrock Festival, Brussels
24th - Bungalows and Bears, Sheffield - free show
25th - Epic TV, Norwich - http://www.epic-tv.com/
26th - Nice & Sleazy, Glasgow - www.synergyconcerts.com
27th - Think Tank, Newcastle - www.ssdconcerts.co.uk
29th - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds - www.ssdconcerts.co.uk
30th - Start The Bus, Bristol - www.bristolticketshop.co.uk
31st - Roundhouse, London w/ The Cult - www.kililive.com
1st - Roundhouse, London w/ The Cult - www.kililive.com
2nd - The Green Door Store, Brighton - www.wegottickets.com
Artwork for the forthcoming Moon King album, Obsession, released on 16th September on CD, LP and digital formats. Please note, LPs come with a free download code, and can be ordered here.
"Recently I got a second invitation to teach at the University of Berlin. On that occasion I left Freiburg and withdrew to the cabin. I listened to what the mountains and the forest and the farmlands were saying, and I went to see an old friend of mine, a 75-year-old farmer. He had read about the call to Berlin in the newspaper. What would he say? Slowly he fixed the sure gaze of his clear eyes on mine, and keeping his mouth tightly shut, he thoughtfully put his faithful hand on my shoulder. Ever so slightly he shook his head. That meant: absolutely no."
We are all in the provinces, but some of us are looking at the stars.