Techno doom, electro metal, dub psych, industrial prog, prog techno, doom psych, metal dub, doom prog disco…Teeth Of The Sea have been sending the genre-makers scrabbling at their combinations for a decade plus now. One reviewer once got so desperate to describe the band as ‘android kestrels’ …you know that sound? What’s more important is that the London based band stay content tangling the lines of electronic psychedelic noise rock and really never settle.
With each album since 2009, there’s been shifts and shimmies that have taken them from the pub circuit to international film festivals to SXSW. The epic ceremonial ‘MASTER’ in 2013, the lurch to the live electric rawness of ‘Highly Deadly Black Tarantula’ in 2015, 2019’s Morricone-tinged, wide screen expansionism of ‘Wraith’ and now comes the announcement of the next tide-turning Teeth Of The Sea album ‘Hive’. Available through the ever-faithful Rocket Recordings from 6th October, the key TOTS players (Sam Barton, Mike Bourne and Jimmy Martin) promise more deep drilling into their kaleidoscopic influences on this new release. Avant disco, post rock, cinematic snatches, sci fi, glitz, trash and sound-art will swirl around the multi-layered ‘Hive’ world.
First preview ‘Megafragma’ confirms the wild ride ahead, its assertive big beat techno bristling with fractured samples and scratchy echoes. Grumbling alien vocals, industrial heaviness and a commitment to the pulse, there’s a hint that Teeth Of The Sea have scuffed up their sound in the best Vega/Rev kind of way. It’s prickly, addictive and dangerous. Signs are this ‘Hive’ may not be honeycombed but then Teeth Of The Sea provide a different kind of sweetness.
Pre-order your copy of ‘Hive’ by Teeth Of The Sea from your local record store or direct from Rocket Recordings HERE
Teeth Of The Sea will also be touring the UK in the Autumn. Catch them at:
06/10/2023 UK Brighton Hope & Ruin
07/10/2023 UK London Trades Club
13/10/2023 UK Preston The Ferret
14/10/2023 UK Newcastle The Lubber Fiend
20/10/2023 UK Manchester White Hotel w/Hey Colossus
22/10/2023 UK Glasgow Hug & Pint
28/10/2023 UK Bristol Crofters Rights
18/11/2023 UK Ramsgate Ramsgate Music Hall w/Smote, Alison Cotton