Daughters frontman Alexis Marshall has stepped out from his band to release his first solo track, ‘Nature in Three Movements’. Although a standalone single, it was recorded along with a bunch of other songs that will make up his debut solo album.
Marshall describes the recording process as “the painstaking process of creating and honoring, pretending to know and asking for aide, questioning and conquering, and the pale, unending anxiety nipping at the heel. This past life come current is at last the realized direction of many excruciating years beneath the wheel. The evaluation process has grown enjoyable, the evaluation process is, at last, its own reward and the hands involved have made me a better human being; without these hands, I would surely have crashed to burn. Thank you all. I cull the hammer. I wield the hammer. I eat, breathe, sleep, shit, fuck the hammer.”
Weaving between The Birthday Party and Einstürzende Neubauten, Nature in Three Movements sits somewhere to the thrasher side of Fontaine’s D.C. and their ilk, barked, manic vocals are accompanied by slashes and shudders from the guitar of wonky, sour chords, while the drums beat the way, smashing through in places with its (barely) controlled aggression. It’s exciting, and challenging and brilliant.
Check it out, here