28 Mar 2024

Gnoomes to release a new EP 'Uletai' this Friday

This Friday Gnoomes will release a new two track digital EP called 'Uletai' - listen to the title track 'Ule' above

You can purchase the track digitally from Bandcamp on Friday:


And you can purchase a ltd edition cassette of the EP from the band on their current tour that starts this Saturday:

30 Mar / Northampton / The Black Prince
31 Mar / Newcastle / Cumberland Arms
04 Apr / Norwich / Voodoo Daddy’s
06 Apr / Sheffield / Delicious Clam
11 Apr / Leeds / Wharf Chambers
17 Apr / London / Strongroom Bar
18-19 Apr / Oslo / Kafe Haerverk
20 Apr / Copenhagen / Loppen
17 May / Berlin / Loge
22 May / Paris / Supersonic
23 May / Angers / Le Garage
24 May / Saint-Poix / Festival Les Mouillotins


Gnoomes have announced some new music, exactly one year on from the March 2023 release of their critically acclaimed album ‘Ax Ox’.

‘Ax Ox’ reflected something of an odyssey for a complex and inhospitable modern era, an uplifting kosmische travelogue that ran through a gamut of vibrant emotion across its eleven tracks – from kraut-pop, to crystalline techno and skewed ambience. 

And we are very pleased to say that this new two track EP called ‘Uletai, which is led by the 8 minute+ track ‘Ule’, a track that continues the band’s wide-eyed aesthetic of dreampop radiance, bold electronic experimentation and propulsive motorik drive.

“This track is dedicated to our late friend who tragically died in an accident.” says Sasha Painkov from the band, “Although I had recorded the music before his passing, I added vocals a few days after he passed away. Subconsciously, these words appeared before my eyes: ‘Uletai, ‘Tai’,’ which means, “Fly away, vanish.” Fortunately, I had a microphone at home and recorded it right away. Despite the sad background of this track, it remains in a major scale musically. Even as we continue to grieve our loss, we strangely feel our friend’s bright presence shining through the madness that is called reality.”

Following ‘Ule’, is the hypnotic sounds of ‘Tai’. “This track was also conceived around the same time as ‘Ule’.” says Sasha. “Masha and I were jamming at my parents’ house in Russia when we stumbled upon a simple idea that we evolved after relocating to Slovenia. Sonically, I believe this track truly complements the first one. It’s repetitive and trippy but carries more mysterious vibes.” 

Sasha continues “If ‘Ule’ is a track about a journey from this life to another dimension, then ‘Tai’ is about realizing oneself as pure energy. I think, in a way (please, don’t hate me), this is our artistic interpretation of Can’s ‘Future Days’.”

Gnoomes who as a duo are now based in Slovenia (after having to leave their native Russia) are playing shows in UK and Europe in March and April 2024. Another chance to immerse into the sonic wonderfulness of this extremely unique band.