22 Jan 2019
Teeth Of The Sea partner with Erol Alkan on bold new song 'I'd Rather, Jack'.
The group will release new album 'Wraith' on February 22nd, and it finds them approaching music from a host of fresh angles.
Linking with Erol Alkan at his London studio, Teeth Of The Sea began constructing something startlingly different, a kind of caustic but euphoric piece of avant-electro.
'I'd Rather, Jack' is both an exceptional pun and a muscular, jagged work out, a distinctly original piece of EBM derived production.
Erol Alkan comments: "I’ve been a fan and friend of Teeth Of The Sea for a number of years. We have a shared love of music people wouldn’t associate with me, so being able to work with them and flex that part of my musical mind was a joy."
Tune in now
Preorder the new album WRAITH here: Bandcamp
If you have any doubt that we are, in fact, navigating dire times, sift through any number of new album press releases and heed how the sheer doom of modern life is proving one almighty bastard of a muse for artists everywhere. While London duo Gum Takes Tooth (Jussi Brightmore and Tom Fug) aren’t some exception to this rule, they are one of the few instances that we should be paying attention to. But on album number three the pair don’t want your sympathy. They don’t even seek your acquiescence. They want you to submit, drop out, cut a shape or two, surrender to the void and emerge feeling less maligned by the Zeitgeist.
From the undulating synth swamp of ‘The Arrow’ and ‘Borrowed Lies’ to ‘No Walls, No Air’ – a seven-minute highlight presenting London as an “entropic ouroboros” (or a city eating itself) – this is deft, carefully-crafted anxiety, repurposed as defiant, clinically fucked-off bombast. It would be base to call the album (whose onerous noise nods to Lightning Bolt, Coil, Warp Records, The Knife and beyond) cathartic. It would be just as pointless to call it vital. This feels like a release that doesn’t seek that or any kind of endorsement, and how that informs its impact. The extent to which we may or may not emerge from these dire times is uncertain, but ten years on from forming, Brightmore and Fug have produced easily their most emphatic statement to date.
Read the full review here: Loud and Quiet
The second track to be released from Teeth Of The Sea’s forthcoming and coruscating WRAITH (which sees the light of day on February 22nd on Rocket Recordings) is also perhaps the most delirious and party-starting track the band have yet to create.
Listen to 'I'd Rather, Jack' above
Preorder WRAITH on Ltd edition fluro vinyl in gatefold and spot varnish sleeve here: Bandcamp
An angular banger equal parts mariachi elegy and electro euphoria. ‘I’d Rather, Jack’ was produced and mixed by Erol Alkan, using all the tools at his Phantasy Sound studio to transform it into a sleek yet furious assault on the senses, building from sombre electronic abstraction to a serotonin-jangling carnival parade finale in which beat-driven ballast collides with both an almighty brass and fuzz-guitar fanfare.
Erol Alkan: ‘I’ve been a fan and friend of Teeth Of The Sea for a number of years. We have a shared love of music people wouldn’t associate with me, so being able to work with them and flex that part of my musical mind was a joy.’
‘I’d Rather, Jack’ is a Radio Edit single taken from the bands fifth album WRAITH that represents a fearsome and transporting marriage of the ferocious and the melancholic. Alchemised trash, kitchen-sink surrealism, out-of-order intensity and ritualistic overtones collides and colluded into a monstrous hybrid - this was a world where Tetsuo-The Iron Man would happily share space with Judee Sill, and where the acid guitars of Helios Creed would happily conspire with the Acid Rock of Rhythm Device.
‘I’d Rather, Jack’ exists where the dancefloor meets the future meets the garage. It also has nothing whatsoever to do with the Reynolds Girls.
See the band take 'WRAITH' on the road:
23 Feb / FR / Rouen / le 3 Pièces
24 Feb / FR / Liège / Le Garage
26 Feb / FR / Nantes / La Schene Michelet
27 Feb / FR / Lille / La Malterie
28 Feb / BE / Gent / Charlatan
01 Mar / UK / Leicester / Soundhouse
02 Mar / UK / London / Moth Club (ALBUM LAUNCH EVENT)
12 Apr / UK / Todmorden / Golden Lion
13 Apr / UK / Manchester / Soup Kitchen
26 Apr / UK / Ramsgate / Ramsgate Music Hall
27 Apr / UK / Bristol / Rough Trade
26 May / UK / Cardiff / Cardiff Psych & Noise Fest
18 Jan 2019
"A totally modern sound with a vintage sense of disconnectedness from anything else." The Wire
"Their most emphatic statement to date." Loud and Quiet
"The desolation party 2019 deserves." Buzz
The Wire asked Gum Takes Tooth some questions about their new album 'Arrow' plus the magazine are exclusively streaming the album one week ahead of it's release via their site.
Listen to 'Arrow' in full here: The Wire
And preorder the ltd 2xlp and CD here: Bandcamp
The band have several shows coming up including a massive album launch party at the Electrowerkz on the 25 January with guests Nick Void, Sex Swing, Cold Nose and Michael, plus DJ's from Tomaga, Teeth of the Sea, Flowers Must Die, Luminous Bodies and Rocket. Tickets for this massive event can be bought from here: Baba Yaga's Hut
The full list of shows read:
24 Jan / Soundhouse / Leicester / UK
25 Jan / The Electrowerks / London / UK (Album launch party)
01 Feb / Ramsgate Music Hall / Ramsgate / UK
02 Feb / Hatch / Sheffield / UK
14 Feb / Drop Dead Twice / Dublin / IR
15 Feb / The Roundy / Cork / IR
16 Feb / Star & Garter / Manchester / UK
06 Mar / L’Aeronef / Lille / FR
07 Mar / Badaboum / Paris / FR
08 Mar / Le Temps Machine / Tours / FR
09 Mar / Transfer Festival @ Transbordeur / Lyon / FR
Room 1 (Live)
Sex Swing – 02:00
Coldnose – 01:00
Gum Takes Tooth – 11:40
Nik Voi – 10:30
Michael – 9:30
Room 2 (DJs)
Teeth Of The Sea 02:00 – 04:00
Valentina Magaletti- 12:30 – 02:00
Rickard Daun (Flowers Must Die) 11:00 – 12:30
G&T (Luminous Bodies / Melting Hand) 10:00 – 11:00
Chris Reeder (Rocket Recordings) 09:00 – 10:00
Advance tickets are £12 fro here: Baba Yaga's Hut
Or it's £15 on the door so might as well pick up one early!
17 Jan 2019
GNOD and GNOD R&D have announced some shows for 2019:
14 Feb / Phipps Hall / Huddersfield Info
16 Feb / Unclouded Festival, EKKO / Utrecht Info
21 Feb / The Peer Hat / Manchester Info
22 Feb / Trades Club / Hebden Bridge Info
24-26 May / Raw Power Festival / London Info
06 July / Astral Festival / Bristol Info
And you can still buy Ltd colour vinyl versions of GNOD's recent albums here:
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