Weâ€™re super excited to announce that The Gluts have just announced that their new album Dengue Fever Hypnotic Trip is due for release on April 12th. The Italian noise-punksâ€™ third full-length, following on from 2017â€™s Estasi, in inspired by bassist Claudia Cesanaâ€™s recent encounter with two tropical diseases at once after a trip to Africa: â€œDengue Fever Hypnotic Trip is a trip. Dengue fever, together with malaria, is what Claudia actually experienced. Itâ€™s like a fuzz that punches you square in your face in an overloaded hypnotic way, and we wanted to show that in the music,â€ the band explain.
To announce the release The Gluts are sharing a surreal video for the opening track â€˜E. The Real Punk Rockerâ€™ that, in keeping with the trip-inclined theme of the album, sees the protagonist (aka NicolÃ², the bandâ€™s frontman) lick a psychoactive frog, only to wake up in Claudiaâ€™s body and have quite the night unfold. You can check out the video below.
Talking about the video, the band relive their own amphibian-themed experiences that inspired it: â€œOur rehearsal room is outside the city, you can just find fields, prostitutes and frogs. One night we tried to make a trip of licking one of the frogs and thatâ€™s what gave us the idea for this. We thought about what it would be waking up in a body which is not your own, thanks to the â€˜magic frog effectâ€™. We liked the idea of making it in a funny way and was so natural that the four of us had to be the leading actors in the video.â€
As this first taste of the album suggests, Dengue Fever Hypnotic Trip is The Gluts heaviest and most-punishing record yet. Ahead of its official release on April 12th, you can pre-order the album on vinyl below.