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Ahead of the release of their self-titled debut album, Berlin instrumental noise rockers ZAHN have unveiled a visually alluring video for the album’s penultimate track, ‘Aykroyd’. The track builds upon the propulsive, hammering bass and drums from HEADS. rhythm section Chris Breuer and Nic Stockmann that made that band’s sophomore full-length, ‘Push’, one of 2020’s …

Not wont to lie dormant, noise stalwarts Deerhoof have announced their next studio album, following a plethora of releases last year: an exceptional studio album, on top of a covers album of dizzyingly mighty futurist mid century artists, and a collaborative live release with avant-garde jazz artist Wadada Leo Smith. Unlike it’s predecessor, the ecologically …

Some records take a few spins to sink in. Like a good book or a good film, the true personality of the work exists in layers: sometimes they are layers of interpretation, other times they are simply layers of sound or images. Given that Daniel Murena is a soundtrack composer, it’s no surprise that his …

·FOR THOSE of you out in the noise hinterlands who are yearning for the recently departed Yuck, wipe the tears from thine eye and don’t despair; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan’s Slow Down Molasses have got a short, sharp pick-me-up that’ll see you right. With a new album, Minor Deaths, their first in five years, slated for an …

LIARS have always been a pretty unique presence in our musical landscape, gnawing and needling away at the bones of rock as the whole edifice collapses, from right back when they presented that noise-rock concept album about witchcraft, They Were Wrong, So We Drowned, jeez, 17 years back now. Never mind always finding them in …

Last August, Alexis Marshall, leader of noise rock merchants Daughters, released a surprise solo track called ‘Nature in Three Movements‘. That song served as his debut solo single – it’s nowhere to be found on the track listing for his debut solo album, however; it consists of brand-new material and is called House of Lull …

PAPER BIRCH is the new experimental lo-fi brainchild of Fergus Lawrie, founder member of cult Glaswegian indie rock scourers Urusei Yatsura (check the low-slung brilliance of “Fake Fur”), and Dee Sada, elsewhere of London experimentalists NEUMES and An Experiment On A Bird In The Air Pump. The two seekers found each other as everything kinda …

LIARS have always been a pretty unique presence in our musical landscape, gnawing and needling away at the bones of rock as the whole edifice collapses, from right back when they presented that noise-rock concept album about witchcraft, They Were Wrong, So We Drowned, jeez, 17 years back now. Never mind always finding them in …

As a music writer, I have to listen to a fair bit of music I don’t necessarily like. But I was genuinely excited to happen upon ‘The Alarmist’, the lead single from Danish progressive noise rock trio HIRAKI’s forthcoming second album, ‘Stumbling Through the Walls’. The guitars are furious and the vocals even more so …