The follow-up to their 2016’s mini-LP Nocturnal Koreans will be out on March 31 through the band's own pinkflag label, and arrives on the 40th anniversary of their debut performance. This is the sound of a uniquely addictive 21st century psychedelic post-punk.
Colin Newman and Matt Simms' guitar work is alternately jagged and luminous, while bassist Graham Lewis's ear-catching lyrics are vivid yet oblique. Meanwhile, drummer Robert Grey provides a virtual masterclass in percussive minimalism. But it's how the various instruments mesh together that really counts. And Newman's production creates a sonic space in which even the smallest gesture is accorded some recognition.
The band have also shared the album's lead single "Short Elevated Period", self-described as “breakneck-paced guitar pop”.
Pre-order your copy the album here, check out thetracklsit and stream "Short Elevated Period" below.
01. Playing Harp For The Fishes
02. Short Elevated Period
03. Diamonds in Cups
04. Forever & A Day
05. An Alibi
06. Sonic Lens
07. This Time
09. Sleep On The Wing