31 May 2024

Gnod's new album 'Spot Land' is released today

"I can’t think of much higher praise for this record." 'Album Of The Week' 
The Quietus

"Embracing a new sense of freedom while retaining the essence that defines the band." Backseat Mafia


Gnod's very special new album 'Spot Land' is released today.

You can buy this Bandcamp exclusive release on Purple Vinyl via this link below:


See the mighty Gnod live:

27 August / Bristol / The Exchange
28 August / Utrecht / DB's
29 August / Nijmegen / Doornroosje
30 August / Rillaar / Down The Hill
31 August / London / Bush Hall
01 September / Todmorden / The Golden Lion


With a recalibrated sound and a new sense of freedom, 'Spot Land’s five songs are tender and detailed, unfolding slowly with wistful guitar textures, brushed drums and interjections of lap steel, piano and kalimba.

As founder member Paddy Shine says, "the results sound like old GNOD and new GNOD at the same time". On the face of it, Spot Land is a big step away from the intense, loud, sludgy offerings found on the group’s more recent studio albums, such as 2022’s 'Hexen Valley' – nevertheless, these too are heady fogs to lose yourself in, with on-record personnel starting at different points and meeting on the same wavelength. Its exploratory sense might make seasoned GNOD heads think of 2014 triple LP 'Infinity Machines', or really early oddities like 'The Somnambulist’s Tale' from 2008, but you can also jump in right here if needs be because 'Spot Land' has its own unique vibe.