So we heard you didn’t have enough skronky, mathy experimental rock music in your life. Obviously, that won’t do; and luckily, there’s a brand new song from Dutch band Iguana Death Cult out in the world to remedy that. A lot’s happened since they were last on the scene with 2019’s Nude Casino, and just as much as changed. By the sound of their forthcoming third album, they’ve adapted pretty well.
Led by Jeroen Reek, the quartet (with keyboardist Jimmy de Kok now a full-time member) release Echo Palace in a few months. The lead single is the short, sharp shock of ‘Sensory Overload’, every bit as intense as its title suggests. Quick-firing call-and-response verses and juggling time signatures sweep the listener along as saxophonist Benjamin Herman shows up to add to the chaos. It’s delightful; in and out in just over two minutes.
Echo Palace arrives on Friday May 12th on Innovative Leisure, and the accompanying clip for ‘Sensory Overload’ looks like it must have been very fun to shoot; tune in below. The band jet off to SXSW next month and give UK audiences a preview of the new record at three shows slated for the end of April, playing at Astral Festival in Bristol on April 28th, London’s Moth Club on the 29th, and finishing the run in Brighton at the Hope & Ruin on the 30th.