13 Jun 2019

The Quietus say some words about The Utopia Strong

They say:

DJ partners Kavus Torabi and Steve Davis, alongside Michael J. York of Coil, Teleplasmiste and Guapo, have teamed up under the band name The Utopia Strong.

Above, you can listen to their first single 'Brainsurgeons 3', which features on their self-titled debut album, set for release on September 13. The ten-minute ‘Brainsurgeons 3’ stands as a centrepiece for the album and has already been popular with audiences of Torabi and Davis’s DJ sets.

“Some nights the track got the most thumbs up of the set. We broke Shazam with it!” Davis said.

He also said that the name of the band came from the euphoria that came from collaborating with York and Torabi, a sentiment which Torabi echoed.

“The overall sound was pretty accidental,” he said. “I certainly didn't expect the music to sound so ecstatic and positive. Without wanting to puncture the mystery, there really felt like an element of magic at play in making this album.”...

Read the rest here: The Quietus