17 May 2024

Ex-Easter Island Head's album 'Norther' is released today

“Simply transcendent.”

The Quietus

“Ex Easter Island Head have made their masterpiece." 5/5
NARC Magazine

"It’s yet another Eureka! moment." 8/10 Loud & Quiet

"Liverpool’s Fab Four might just have scaled a career peak." Terrascope


Today sees the release of 'Norther', the impressive new album by Ex-Easter Island Head.

Buy the ltd edition album from your local record shop or via this Bandcamp link:



The bands tour starts tonight in Bristol:

17 May / Bristol / Cube Microplex
18 May / London / Stoke Newington Old Church (Matinee and Evening) 
24 May / Manchester / St. Michael's 
25 May / Sheffield / Sidney and Matilda
26 May / Pewsey / Acid Horse Festival
31 May / Hebden / Hebden Bridge Trades Club
07 June / Brighton / The Hope
08 June / Cambridge / Storey's Field Centre


Building on over a decade of activity, Ex-Easter Island Head have long been a cherished part of the UK underground. Functioning variously as a kind of deconstructed rock band, ambient chamber ensemble and minimalist compositional workshop, on 'Norther' we find the group combining their wide musical experience into something singular and coherent with a deeply emotional core.

Largely orbiting around their extended use of the electric guitar, their approach might at times recall the experiments of Rhys Chatham and Glenn Branca, but across the album we see a band whose musical vision extends well beyond the iconoclasm of 80's New York. Drawing on hypnotic musics from across the spectrum, they bring a compositional approach to sounds often associated with freeform sprawl or more academic settings, never letting pathos be lost to process. Equally reminiscent of the gentle rolling momentum of The Necks as they are the coiled precision of an act on Kompakt; this is a music which ebbs and flows, lives and breathes.