London-based Crushed Beaks return in a confident mood with a new album ‘The Other Room’ and new single up their sleeve. A taster of whats to come in the album is ‘Honesty Box’, a blast of pure energy powered by a driving motorik beat and drenched in layers of warped distortion.
The Other Room was written in a windowless studio in east London over the course of two years. Poile spent over a year recording and refining demos alone before bringing the rest of the band in to work out how to play the songs live. The vocals are more direct, lyrics more incisive and the overall theme of the record more confrontational.
“I lost track of time” Matt Poile says. “It was easy to feel completely cut off and unselfconscious about what I was doing because the room had this huge metal door and thick concrete walls.”
Having caught the ear of producer Matt Peel (Eagulls, Menace Beach) at a Halloween show with Metz and Mitski, the band relocated to his studio, The Nave, in a converted church in Leeds to record the new album over a two-week stretch. Peel produced, mixed and mastered the record.
While their debut was created with minimal equipment, The Other Room finds the band making full use of the studio’s wealth of analogue gear. “We were like kids in a candy store, we went from having one amp and a couple of pedals to being in this insanely well-kitted out space”.
The Other Room is released August 9th via Clue Records