A couple of weeks back new Fuzz Club recruits Elephant Stone announced the details for their sixth full-length, "Hollow", and shared the opening track "Hollow World" A post-apocalyptic, sci-fi concept album, the single revealed the first part of the albums story and, today, the band are sharing part two: "Darker" Time, Darker Space. Due for release February 14th 2020 and supported by a European tour that will see them play at Moth Club on the day of release, you can stream the latest cut to be taken from "Hollow" below. The album takes place immediately after mankind's catastrophic destruction of the Earth and what happens when the same elite responsible for the first world-destroying climate disaster touch down on New Earth, a recently-discover planet sold with the same life of prosperity as the one they'd just destroyed. As soon as the chosen few step off the Harmonia ship built for the journey, it's clear that all is not what it seems and humanity appears destined to make the same mistakes. What follows, frontman and sitarist Rishi says, â€œtouches upon the plundering/poisoning of their home, the elite, demagogues, false idols, the truth as seen by children, and, ultimately, the fight for the survival of their species. Part one 'Hollow World' began the story talking of mankind's lost soul, a truly hollow existence hellbent on destroying the planet with no regard for future generations. Suddenly, in a sudden catastrophic event, the earth is decimated and 'Darker Time, Darker Space' a short, minute-long piece of phased-out Sitar-led psych-rock picks up from there: We can't believe what is happening. We don't know what to do. Scientists reveal they have built a spaceship that can take the top candidates for continuing humanity to New Earth. We've never been there, but we have heard transmissions that suggest life exists like ours. Who are the lucky ones that get to board starship Harmonia for planet B?
Elephant Stone's new album, "Hollow", is their first album since 2016's "Ship Of Fools" released on Burger Records and Rishi's new project MIEN with members of The Black Angels, The Horrors and The Earlies. Now signed to Fuzz Club in Europe, the Montreal-based band's sixth album is due for release February 14th. You can pre-order the album below and find their upcoming European dates.
Taken from Transmission Response, the debut album from HÃ¡kon AÃ°alsteinssonâ€™s latest project
|Following the recent release of â€˜Transmission Responseâ€™, his debut solo album under the electronics-focussed Diagram moniker, HÃ¡kon AÃ°alsteinsson (who also plays in The Third Sound and The Brian Jonestown Massacre) is today releasing a new video for â€˜All Nightâ€™, originally taken from the debut album. You can stream watch the video below. A departure from Hakonâ€™s more rock-oriented work, Hakonâ€™s first album as Diagram was inspired by â€œthe minimalism of Suicide, Chrome and 70s German electronica, as well as the film music of Angelo Badalamenti and John Carpenter.â€ The industrial synth-pop on display during â€˜All Nightâ€™, now released with an accompanying video, shows exactly that. HÃ¡kon says of the song: â€œIt's about being transfixed in a situation so you don't feel like you are in control anymore, like driving down an endless straight road and even if you know you could stop if you wanted to there is something won't let you.â€||Originally hailing from Iceland, HÃ¡kon now resides in Berlin whereâ€™s heâ€™s since debuted Diagram in a live setting. With a November German tour also in the works and set to be announced soon, the video for â€˜All Nightâ€™ captures â€“ albeit in a suitably disorientating and effects-laden way â€“ Diagramâ€™s first show in his new home-town. Talking about the video, he says: â€œThe video for â€˜All Nightâ€™ was shot at our very first show by our friend Daisy Rickman but the footage was then made into a video by Theo Taylor. It's from the perspective of someone voyeuristically watching the footage during a late night drinking session.â€ On how the Diagram project â€“ which exists in a different world to his psych-rock-infused work as frontman of The Third Sound and live guitarist for BJM â€“ came about, he continues: â€œIn the beginning I had this one beat-up keyboard and limited knowledge of making electronic music so I was just learning as I went. As this was a process of exploration I ended up with around 40 song ideas before I even thought about making an album. After deciding I wanted to take things further I set upon the task of reworking all those ideas and cutting a lot of them to put together a record that worked as a whole, and â€˜Transmission Responseâ€™ is the result.â€ Out now, you can buy Diagramâ€™s debut album on vinyl below.
Diagram November Shows 2019
15th Â Privat Club, Berlin (with A.S. Fanning)
25th Â Urgence Disk Records, Geneva
26th Bands of Friends, Giessen
27th La Mine, Strasbourg
28th Die BÃ¶rse, Wuppertal (with Motorama)
29th Blau/Der Mannheim Kult, Mannheim
30th Kohi, Karlsruhe (with Motorama)
|Swedish outfit Dead Vibrations are today releasing a new single titled â€˜Underwaterâ€™, which arrives following a summer of European shows that included a gig with Aussie punks Amyl & The Sniffers in their hometown Stockholm and performances at Manchester Psych Fest and Fuzz Club Eindhoven. A blast of crushing fuzz-drenched guitars and echoing vocals that are backed by a taut, primal rhythm section, the new single sees the four-pieceâ€™s brooding shoegaze at its finest.||Dead Vibrations say of the song: "This song surprised us in our rehearsal space. After weeks of messing around with another track we intended to release as our next single, the main melody of â€˜Underwaterâ€™ appeared out of thin air and the rest of the song came together moments later. Suddenly we had a new song that we all instantly agreed on being our next single. In a sense, we wanted to go for the spontaneous and natural rather than the calculated. The lyrics are about being trapped in a bad state of mind. Itâ€™s a â€˜guideâ€™ on how to get out of it and achieve inner peace and security.â€Â Â Comprised of Christian Janson (guitar, vocals), Elmer Hallsby (bass), Josefin Ahlqvist Lyzwinski (drums) and Louise Erdman (guitar), Dead Vibrations formed in Stockholm back in 2015. Quickly picking up a notorious reputation in the Scandi psych scene, they released the â€˜Reflectionsâ€™ EP in 2016 and then, a year later, the â€˜Swirl/Sleeping In Silver Gardenâ€™ 7â€. By this point their reputation was starting to extend further afield and they soon signed to London-based label Fuzz Club for the release of their debut self-titled full-length which arrived in January last year. After touring the highly-praised debut album around Europe, the band are now back in the studio working on the follow-up and new cut â€˜Underwaterâ€™ is a sign of the sort of the visceral walls-of-noise we can expect.|
Portuguese trio play Moth Club on Nov 8th as part of 50+ date of Mexico, the UK and Europe
|At long last, the Russos are back!Â Over two years on from their second full-length Distress Distress and a year from their mind-blowing collab effort with Radar Men From The Moon, Porto-based outfit are now announcing their much-anticipated third album. Titled â€˜Kompromatâ€™, the new LP is comprised of five songs â€“ donâ€™t worry, theyâ€™re naturally all at least seven-minutes long â€“ and is due for release November 8th. To announce the album, 10 000 Russos are today sharing the first single â€˜Runninâ€™ Escapinâ€™â€™; a track thatâ€™s just as, if not more, distorted, malevolent and repetitive as what weâ€™ve all come to know and love from this lot. You can stream the single and pre-order the new album below.||Taking its name from the Soviet-era Russian term for â€˜compromising materialâ€™ (the words earliest use traces back to KGB slang) that was gathered on politicians and business owners as leverage to blackmail and coerce, the monolithic drones heard on â€˜Kompromatâ€™ hint at a two-fold revolution â€“ a subconscious upheaval, as well as a socio-political one. 10 000 Russos say of the record: â€œLike all of our work, the songs started from jams and were worked from there but this record feels fatter and has this kind of dance-y vibe to it. Unlike â€˜Distress Distressâ€™ it feels like there is a sense of release there, despite the oppressive feeling that runs through a lot of the album.â€ Keeping with that theme, they explain that â€˜Runninâ€™ Escapinâ€™ is about â€œrandom unpredictable situationsâ€ and the volatility inherent in them, something thatâ€™s borne out as the song unfolds throughout its running time.Â The band are currently out on a huge 50+ date tour thatâ€™ll see them stop in Mexico, the UK and mainland Europe. You can find the tour-dates below, as well as a pre-order link for â€˜Kompromatâ€™.|
Gothenburg-via-Texas duo detail â€˜2 Weeks To 4 Monthsâ€™, the follow-up to their 2018 debut â€˜Parallel Universesâ€™
|Following a summer spent playing a run of shows with Wooden Shjips and a sublime performance at this years Fuzz Club Eindhoven, weâ€™re delighted to announce that Routine Death are now announcing their second full-length, â€˜2 Weeks To For Monthsâ€™. Due for release October 18th, the Gothenburg-via-Texas duo are now sharing the lead single,â€˜Tubeway Revolutionâ€™ - you can stream it below.Â Â On â€˜2 Weeks To 4 Monthsâ€™ Routine Death well and truly embrace their electronic side and the oscillating psychedelic pop of â€˜Tubeway Revolutionâ€™ is perfect proof. Though occasionally breaking down into a discordant wall-of-noise, the single is centred primarily around itâ€™s sublime synths, minimalist drum-machine and Lisaâ€™s entrancing vocals. Like all of the husband and wife duoâ€™s songs, itâ€™s an intimate, personal reflection on certain moments in their relationship.Â Talking about the story behind the song, Dustin says: â€œWe drove through the desert in the Southwest USA in July 2018. Thatâ€™s where I grew up but for Lisa it was a new experience. The vastness and vulnerability of it came out of us in different ways and you can hear it in this song. If youâ€™ve ever looked over the edge and down into the Grand Canyon, youâ€™ll get it.â€Â||Lisa and Dustin â€“ two musicians from Sweden and the US respectively â€“ met whilst Dustin was on the road with his previous band Holy Wave. Now married but still separated by 7000 odd miles, the pair began working on music together to bide the time and give them something to channel themselves into collectively. After a few years spent recording things in their bedrooms and sending them forwards and backwards via WeTransfer, in 2018 the duo released their first set of songs as Routine Death: a debut album called â€˜Parallel Universesâ€™. Just over a year on and the duo are back with another collection of songs in the shape of new album â€˜2 Weeks to 4 Monthsâ€™ which, Dustin says, picks up where the last left off: â€œ2 weeks to 4 months is the second part of this whole thing. There are some similarities to the last record, Lisa and I wrote and recorded it separately for the most part. Itâ€™s a collection of songs that are pretty reflective and cohesive of a certain period of our lives. When I started to look at all the work weâ€™d done I realized it was one linear piece.â€ You can pre-order the album on vinyl below.|
|Having spent the last couple of years touring around Europe off the back of their self-titled debut and 2018â€™s XVII, in November last year Swedish post-punks NONN flew over to South Africa to perform at Endless Daze â€“ a two-day held on the coast just outside of Cape Town thatâ€™s hosted by the Psych Night collective founded, amongst others, by Andre Leo of Medicine Boy. Performing in the early hours of the morning, the Stockholm-based trio bought their industrial post-punk/darkwave to typically hypnotic and intense effect. With Psych Night having now announced the bands for this yearâ€™s festival â€“ you can now watch the band storm through â€˜Clearâ€™ at Endless Daze last year.||Taken from XVII, â€˜Clearâ€™ is a perfect insight into the new sound introduced on the bandâ€™s latest record; that minimalist template still there but bolstered by pulsing electronics and a push into more industrial territory. And nowhere do NONN do that better than in their floor- shaking live show, as the video of them playing the track at Endless Daze shows. Their throbbing repetitive bass-lines and mechanical drum-machine beats delivered with an even greater intensity, paired against shimmering 80s guitars and the echo-soaked, almost-hushed vocals of Christian Eldefors.
You can buy NONNâ€™s self-titled debut and XVII on vinyl below.
On November 1st-3rd Endless Daze will returns with a line-up that includes Fuzz Club recruits The Gluts and Medicine Boy, as well as the likes of Night Beats, Follakzoid and Yak.
Nonn will be hitting the road in November:
Nov 6. Paris / Supersonic
Nov 7. Lyon / Le Farmer
Nov 8. Toulouse / Le Rex
Nov 9. Bordeaux / Void
Taken from the Italian bandâ€™s forthcoming second album â€˜Kykeonâ€™
|On September 20th, Italianâ€™s finest shoegazers Rev Rev Rev will be unleashing their latest full-length into the world. Titled â€˜Kykeonâ€™, itâ€™s the much-anticipated follow-up to their 2016 debut, â€˜Des fleurs magiques bourdonnaientâ€™, and their first on Fuzz Club. Today, as the album release draws ever-closer, the Modena-based band are now releasing the latest taste of the record: the blistering â€˜3 Not 3â€™. You can check out the track and its accompanying video below. Clocking in at less than three minutes and set to visuals that are equally unsettling and apocalyptic, the new single â€“ which arrives following earlier cuts, â€˜Clutching The Bladeâ€™ and â€˜One Illusion Is Very Much Like Anotherâ€™ â€“ is consumed from start to finish by primal percusion, thick distorted guitars and walls of feedback and distortion. All casting a dark menacing shadow through which, trying to break through, are Laura Iacuzioâ€™s saccharine yet still somewhat foreboding vocals.Â||Though often lauded as one of the underground greats in the contemporary shoegaze revival, with each release Rev Rev Rev have continued to take that now-saturated MBV template into a more intense, challenging and unique direction. Talking about what to expect from the rest of the record, the band say: â€œKykeon is about exploring the obscure. Itâ€™s a ritual descent into the underworld, but also a flight through the cold spaces amid the stars. Thereâ€™s stripped-back song structures, trance-like drumming, fuzzy reverberated guitars, abrasive atonal sounds and tonnes of feedback.â€Â You can pre-order Kykeon on vinyl below.|
Oakland-based outfit touring Europe.Â
|Following 2018â€™s amazing Call Of The Void, their first record on Fuzz Club, weâ€™re unbelievably excited to share new music from Oaklandâ€™s Lumerians! With a new full-length in the works and their eyes set on a fast-approaching European tour â€“ during which theyâ€™ll stop at Fuzz Club Eindhoven â€“Â the band are now announcing a new single titled â€˜Yellowcakeâ€™, you can stream the A-side below. Officially due for release on vinyl and digital August 16th, â€˜Yellowcakeâ€™ sees the band trim away the fat in favour of a highly-focused psychedelic garage rock jam. Winding, contorted guitars meld with motorik drums and a rumbling bassline that stretches out into eternity. Driven by the axe wizardry of Jason Miller and Tyler Green, atop the trackâ€™s skeleton they constantly spin webs of claustrophobic Contortions-esque guitar flourishes.Â||The song, in the words of the band, is â€œabout someone waiting on a train platform before sunrise to go to work, staring at the city and fantasizing about what it would be like if a nuclear bomb went off." The lyrics are ambiguous at best, delivered by a careless Damo Suzuki-esque whisper from deep within the trackâ€™s dense soundscape, but the chaotic darkness of the song is on the surface for all to hear. Fuzzy, focused and feral, Lumeriansâ€™ return is a more than welcome one. Since their 2006 formation, theyâ€™ve released three studio albums, rapidly evolving in between each record. This incarnation of Lumerians is very much different to the band that released the densely electronic â€˜Call of the Voidâ€™ last year â€“ but nonetheless, â€˜Yellowcakeâ€™ shows that Lumerians remain the same astounding psychedelic force they have always been. You can experience this latest evolution of Lumerians live in the flesh on their upcoming EU dates, the details for which â€“ as well as a link to pre-order the 7â€ â€“ can be found below. Lumerians tour-dates Aug 10th - Geel, BE - Yellowstock Aug 12th - Berlin, DE - Berghain Kantine Aug 13th - Liepzig, DE - SPLNK Aug 14th - Vienna, AT - Chelsea Aug 15th - Prague, CZ - Klub 007 Aug 16th - Freiburg, DE - Slow Club Aug 17th - Leysin, CH - Hautes Frequences Aug 19th - Biel, CH - Le Salopard Aug 20th - eat potatoes maybe. dunnoÂ Aug 21st - Frankfurt, DE - ono2 Aug 22nd - contemplate existenceÂ Aug 23rd - Paris, FR - Supersonic Aug 24th - Eindhoven, NL - Fuzz Club Eindhoven August 30th - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel|
|Featuring A Place To Bury Strangers, The Holydrug Couple, The Men, The KVB, Al Lover and more||With their European dates just around the corner, today marks the release of Vuelvetelocaâ€™s Sonora Remixes album which features reworkings of their 2015 LP, Sonora, by the likes of A Place To Bury Strangers, The Holydrug Couple, The KVB, Al Lover and loads more. You can stream the record in full and read all about it below. Where Sonora originally dealt in a warped motorik assault that pooled together Sabbathian stoner-rock grooves with full-throttle psych wig-outs a la King Gizzard and Oh Sees, the remixes on display here trade their careening guitar noise for mechanical, pulsing electronics. Take the oscillating, industrial dub of opening track â€˜El Lade FrÃoâ€™ (remixed by fellow Chileans The Holydrug Couple), the throbbing repetitive synths in The KVBâ€™s reworking of â€˜La Nieblaâ€™ or A Place To Bury Strangersâ€™ twisted, overblown take on â€˜Chepicalâ€™. â€˜Cientologia & Altiplanoâ€™ is given a spaced-out ambient reworking via IIOII, an electronic duo from Santiago who are close friends of the band, and then in the following track, Portugalâ€™s Pedro Pestana turns â€˜Ataque Masivoâ€™ into a piece of distorted, motorik drone not too dissimilar from his own work in 10 000 Russos and Tren Go! Sound System. This is followed by a minimalist deconstruction of â€˜Carnavalâ€™ courtesy of Brooklyn outfit The Men, who strip the song down to its bare bones.||The penultimate cut sees â€˜L.A.â€™ turned into a piece of sprawling, kosmische synthesis by LA-based producer AlLover, who has remixed every psych bandÂ worth their salt today and is a masterful beat-making experimentalist in his own right. Then, bringing the album to a menacing close is an eerie, barely recognisable reworking of â€˜Tormentoâ€™ via Tierra Del Fuego, a NYC-based project comprising members of Psychic Ills and Argentinian dub band Nairobi: the original songs driving rhythm section submerged under layers of dark, glitched-out electronics and manipulated samples of news broadcasts describing worldwide environmental disasters. If theyâ€™re playing near you then make sure you catch the band on their forthcoming EU tour â€“ including Fuzz Club Eindhoven and the warm-up show at The Shacklewell Arms â€“ because these will unfortunately be the bandâ€™s last gigs for the foreseeable future and, trust us, you wonâ€™t want to miss them. You can find the full tour- dates below. UPCOMING TOUR-DATES Aug 17 - Brighton - The Hope & Ruin w/ Minami Deutsch Aug 18 Manchester - The Peer Hat w/ Medicine Boy Aug 19 London - Shacklewell Arms, Fuzz Club Eindhoven warm-up show w/ The Oscillation Aug 21 Berlin - Urban Spree w Firefriend Aug 23-24 Eindhoven - Effenaar, Fuzz Club Eindhoven 2019 w/ Iceage, Night Beats, The KVB & more|