21 Nov 2019

ORE interview Gnoomes about their up-and-coming Italian tour

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A few years ago, when collecting various post-kraut sounds, I came across the name Gnoomes. I was delighted to discover Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation's remix of this band's track "Roadhouse," which features monotone and motor pulsation and psychedelic vocals. Last year I finally got ready to visit Bolfest in Moscow. While researching the program for this event, I rejoiced to discover the familiar name Gnoomes, but I was terribly surprised that this group is from… one of the most important Ural industrial centers in Perm. I had heard about this city, except that R.Vaisvila, K.Lavrinovic, G.Kadžiulis and T.Pacėsas played at Ural Great Basketball Club in their time. This is my acquaintance with Gnoomes, tomorrow they release the EP "Irma" and in early December will play for the first time in Lithuania.

In the autumn, Alexander Pyankov, the vocalist and bassist of the says group, wrote to the editorial office asking if we could help organize a concert in Vilnius. After the acquaintance described above, we simply could not give up and co-operated with the DIY concert organizers Facial Tumour Booking..

Read the rest here: ORE


Onda Rock reviews Julie's Haircut's In the Silence Electric

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A few weeks ago, talking on the phone with Luca Giovanardi, we were thinking about how important it could be to grow up in the restless and paranoid Emilia at the turn of the 80s and 90s, if you loved music and could play an instrument. On one side or the other, in a city or in a country among many (think of the incredible story of a place like Correggio, for example), the big ones used to come over there and if you positioned yourself under the stage you had things to learn. Emilia was the equivalent of a metropolis in this sense. Not that all this can explain the story and in some way the success of Julie's Haircut , but it can motivate its vocation - always very present - to get out of the provincial logic of the Italian scene.

In the meantime 25 round round years have passed since the foundation of the then university band based in Bologna, and the albums of the Emilian combo come out for the London giant Rocket Recordings. A sort of achievement of a status quo for Julie's but they are far from interrupting their musical explorations, which indeed go further and further. "In The Silence Electric" could be, but it will be the story to tell, the right conclusion of the "psychedelic decade" inaugurated just 10 years ago with...

Read the rest here: Onda Rock


20 Nov 2019

Sentireascoltare premieres new Gnoomes single

This Friday the Russian outfit Gnoomes who blend a potent mix of psychedelic stargaze, kraut techno and kosmiche pop are releasing a new three track single 'Irma' – the third single from their latest album MU!. And you can listen to it two days early exclusively via Italian site Sentireascoltare.

Listen here: Sentireascoltare

'Irma' like the rest of MU! was recorded in the same old soviet radio station where the band recorded their second album Tschak!. This was to ensure the best capture of Gnoomes live assault. The results brim with a magnitude and sense of coherence that belies some of the environment it was created in. Fuzz-driven guitars shift in engulfing waves, resembling shoegaze giants at their most ferocious, whilst layered vocals stack on top of one another, weaving between pristine melody and augmented discordance. The track pulses with an electronic tinge that bubbles more subtly under the surface of immersive guitars.

The single comes with two b-sides, the first is an unreleased song called 
Xmas Decay – a perfect slice of shoegaze pop where melody and soaring guitars collide and shimmer. 

Following that we have a techno-driven remix of Irma by Russian producer and multi-instrumentalist Radiooff, real name Eugeniy Gorbunov. He is the person who produced the album Mu! with the band so has a very close relationship to the sounds the band create.

The band are heading out on tour this weekend including 7 dates around Italy:

23 Nov / BE / Liege / KulturA
25 Nov / IT / Ravenna  / Moog Bar
26 Nov / IT / Padova / UltraSuono
27 Nov / IT / Milano / Spazio Ligera
28 Nov / IT / Pescara / Scumm
29 Nov / IT / Jesi / Mancave
30 Nov / IT / Savona / Raindogs House
01 Dec / IT / Firenze / Titty Twister
05 Dec / LV / Vilnius - XI20
06 Dec / LV / Riga / Depo
08 Dec / RU / ST Petersburg / Down Town
12 Dec / RU / Nizhniy Novgorod / Black Ho

Buy Mu! on ltd LP and CD in your local record shop or direct from us here: Bandcamp


Gum Takes Tooth and Bonnacons of Doom to play Sonic Whip Festival

Gum Takes Tooth and Bonnacons of Doom have been announced to play Sonic Whip Festival in Nijmegen, Netherlands on 1-2 May

Tickets: Doornroosje

Info: Sonic Whip Festival


Read Iggor Cavalera's Bakers Dozen for the Quietus

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Roots: Iggor Cavalera Of Sepultura & Petbrick's Favourite LPs
Iggor Cavalera guides Louise Brown through the records that shaped his drumming with Sepultura and new work with Petbrick, from AFX to Black Flag and Discharge, Nyege Nyege's Nihiloxica, Devo, New Kingdom, Dr Octagon and more

The well-heeled suburb of North London that Iggor Cavalera now lives in is a far-cry from impoverished Belo Horizonte. It was in this Brazilian city where he and his brother would form legendary thrash/death band Sepultura in 1984, inspired by the Venom and Hellhammer albums they found on their many trips to a record shop in nearby Sao Paulo.

Sepultura are now rightly placed in the halls of heavy metal legend and every rivethead worth their salt knows the myth of how the brothers would paint spent AA batteries to recreate the bullet belts of their thrash heroes. They know too how Iggor and his brother Max would test the heavy metal world's appetite for the otherworldly by combining their own Brazilian tempos and instrumentation with industrial and electronic elements to create a game-changing and head-spinning collision of sounds through world-beating classics of the genre Chaos AD and the aptly-titled Roots.

In his home studio there are few clues that you're in the midst of extreme metal royalty. There’s only a tapestry blanket, thrown over a chair and emblazoned with band logos from Slayer to Iron Maiden to Manowar and inexplicably Stryper, that would reflect its owner's former musical obsessions. "Isn't it great?," he beams, coming in and seeing how enamoured tQ are with the textile. "Sepultura is on there somewhere. Laima got it for me from a shop in Shoreditch."

The room is otherwise the expected domain of an eclectic and music-hungry, well-travelled, playful collector. There's a coffee table book on Devo, instruments and gadgets and production tools, signs that a Morricone soundtrack LP was being played just before we arrived and a huge television/sound system that we later learn is key to Iggor's many forays into a YouTube or Bandcamp wormhole. As we get to business in one room, Laima is in the kitchen, answering emails regarding upcoming Soulwax shows, a band she frequently collaborates with as a performer...

Read the rest here: The Quietus

Buy PETBRICK's debut album I here: Bandcamp


19 Nov 2019

Paranoid Park reviews Julie's Haircut's In The Silence Electric

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Julie's Haircut moves at ease in psychedelic, electronic and post-rock sounds, giving life to songs in which the threshold of noise rises and falls continuously, in a persuasive and pleasant way, between the soft, light and lysergic textures of synth and the abrupt and excruciating feedback of the guitars.

"In The Silence Electric" knows how to be, at the same time, urgent and meditative, with sudden flashes of light, enhanced and enriched by saxes, to illuminate the night; but although the light is intense and dazzling, soon the darkness will regain the upper hand and surround everything that surrounds it, including our rational ability to perceive time and space.

This leads us to go beyond the limits of reality and matter, thus finding ourselves wandering in a fluid and spiritual dimension in which the darkwave sounds drown in our own mind. We thus find ourselves lost under layers and layers of different sounds that intertwine and confuse each other, giving the disk a dramatic and disturbing depth, as if it were a soundtrack that accompanies an immersion in the darkest and most dangerous depths of the ocean..

Read the rest here: Paranoid Park


Listen to first of three The Utopia Strong Spotify playlists

The three members of The Utopia Strong are each creating a special Spotify playlist of music they would like to share with you.

The first one to listen to is the playlist curated by Michael J York which you can listen to now via 



GNOD R&D play Next Festival at end of the month

GNOD R&D are heading to Bratislava for Next Festival on 29 November.

Info and tickets here: Next Festival


Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs announce LA show

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs are following their previously announced New York show with a show on the other side of the continent at LA's Moroccan Lounge on 15 March.

Tickets here: Eventbrite

Full list of up-and-coming shows now reads:

30 Nov / UK / Guernsey / St James
13 Mar / US / New York / St Vitus
15 Mar / US / LA / The Moroccan Lounge
16 Apr / UK / Manchester - Gorilla
17 Apr / UK / Birmingham - The Mill
18 Apr / UK / Bristol - Thekla
24 Apr  / UK/ Leeds - Stylus
25 Apr  / UK/ Glasgow - St Luke’s
29 Apr / UK / Nottingham - Rescue Rooms
30 Apr / UK / London - Electric Ballroom
01 May / UK / Brighton - Concorde 2
01-03 May / DE / Berlin / Desertfest
9-11 Jul / SK / Trenčín / Phonda Festival 


The Utopia Strong interview in Electronic Sound

Pick-up the latest issue of the always great Electronic Sound for an interview with The Utopia Strong. The issue also features a review of PETBRICK's album 'I'...

Get your copy from here: Electronic Sound