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Album Review: Protomartyr – The Agent Intellect

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My relationship with Detroit post-punk quartet Protomartyr is a complicated one. I first heard of the band in 2015, when they supported Canadian noise punks METZ on their autumn UK tour. I discussed the upcoming tour with a friend of mine with whom I’d recently seen METZ, and he told me he really liked Protomartyr …

Photo credit: Trevor Naud.

Detroit post-punks Protomartyr have released ‘Worm in Heaven’, the second teaser track from their fifth full-length album, ‘Ultimate Success Today’. The song is more of a slow-burner than the band’s outstanding previous teaser track, ‘Processed by the Boys’. It features Nick Cave-esque vocals from frontman Joe Casey and Johnny Marr-ish guitars from his bandmate Greg …

Detroit post-punks Protomartyr have announced their fifth album, Ultimate Success Today, is to be released on May 29th via Domino, and have streamed a new single ‘Processed by the Boys’ taken from it. It’s has a certain warmth in amongst its slightly angular outlook, built on a repeating, but engaging, guitar riff, with the gruff …

Taken from Protoartyr’s acclaimed new album Relatives in Descent, Don’t go to Anacita is cut from keen observations of touring, although Anacita itself is fictional. It’s good time indie/punk rock, propelled by these driving drums and razor sharp guitars and singer Joe Casey’s gutteral drawl. The surreal video, inspired equally by obvious touchstone ‘Stairway to …

Over the last fifteen years there have been many bands to emerge that wore the post-punk moniker proudly. That’s not to say they deserved to wear that moniker, mind you. That’s also not say they picked that moniker out themselves. It seems music critics(I’m not one as I don’t get invited to their soirees, nor …