3 Feb 2016

Gnod announce new album Mirror and European tour – listen to new track via The Quietus

Excited to announce that GNOD have announced a new album called MIRROR to be released on 1st April.

Watch the teaser trailer above created by Rocket's Johnny O

You can also listen to lead track MIRROR in full over at the Quietus: The Quietus

The album is released on ltd white/standard black vinyl and CD on 1st April, preorder your copy here: Rocket Bandcamp

The press release reads:

Gnod – Mirror

As 2016 dawns , it’s a fool who predicts the next move of Gnod, seemingly less a musical collec-tive and more a psychic force fuelled by maverick spirit and fearsome willpower. 

Their mind-frying 2015 triple-album ‘Infinity Machines’ stood proud as a towering work of experi-mental expansion, acidic invective and nihilistic abrasion.Yet as an outfit whose restlessly uncom-promising nature is matched only by their unflinching anti-establishment drive, Gnod set about cre-ating a diametrically opposed aesthetic. 

Just as dramatically as their restless disposition morphed their sound to a binary-driven direction for their last work, now Gnod were to strip their electronic setup to a vicious, viscous attack, as redolent of the primal punishment of early Swans as the angular clangour of prime Public Image Ltd, yet shot through with a mercurial power and fiery intensity that could come from no-one else. The opening title-cut of ‘Mirror’ seethes with lithe energy and dubbed-out vitality, whilst elsewhere the eighteen-minute closing track ‘Sodom & Gomorrah’ may be the most dystopian piece of music the band have yet created; a harrowing yet fiercely compelling colossus of bleak abjection. 

“The tracks were pretty much written on the road in May 2015” elaborates Gnod’s Paddy Shine. “The final versions of the tracks on the album are a reaction to the results of the re-cent UK election and also some shit that was happening to us and our friends during that period. Lyrically it deals with mental health issues and how things like social media are a vehicle for our split personalities and egos - that and being under the thumb of forces and power structures we can't really fully understand, or even if we understand them we feel helpless to change the situation. This album won't change the situation or start any revolu-tions but it felt good for us to write some music to let the rage out"

Reflecting and refracting the uncertainty of a darkening era, ‘Mirror’ is a work of bold rein-vention and raw renewal, sculpting chaos and discord into a formidable statement of in-tent. Only one thing is certain - wherever Gnod choose to go next, their ire and inspiration blaze as brightly as ever.

See the band live on their Mirror tour:

08 UK – Leicester – The Cookie 
09 UK – London  The Lexington 
10 UK – London  The Lexington 
11 FR – Paris  Supersonic
12 FR – Tolouse  La Derniere Chance
14 SP – Madrid  El soltano 
15 PO – Porto  Café Au Lait 
16 PO – Lisbon  Lisbon Psych Fest 
17 SP – Pontevedra  Liceo Mutante 
18 SP – Spain  Bueu Labranza 
19 SP – Spain  Azkoitia Matadero 
20 FR – Bordeaux  Void 
21 FR – Clermont Ferrand  Raymond Bar 
22 IT – Milano  COX18 
23 IT –  Ravenna  Bronson 
24 SW – Geneve  Cave12 
25 NL – Tilburg  Venue013 
26 NL – Utrecht  DB's 
27 EB – Belgium Bruxelles  MAG4 
28 UK – Brighton  Green Store Room 
29 UK – Bristol  Old Malt House 
30 UK – Liverpool  Buyers Club