"...layer upon layer upon layer upon layer of devastating riffs." - Drowned in Sound
"... make enough noise to scare bands three times their size." - Stereoboard
“…leaves you wanting more.” - Visions
Channelling the spirit of the post-rock scene of the mid to late 90’s, Right Hand Left Hand are delighted to announce the release of their sophomore self-titled album. The album is out now via Jealous Lovers Club and available to buy through the Jealous Lovers Club bandcamp page.
The band have released two tracks from the album so far, first giving away the soaring free download track 'Tarts and Darts' and following this with the release of official single 'Seat 18c' with the video premiering on Germany's Visions Magazine. You can also stream the album in full exclusively on Stereoboard.
Despite the obvious post-rock influences, Right Hand Left Hand are much, much more than an experimental instrumental band. Intense, powerful yet melodic, Right Hand Left Hand defy the confines of one specific genre as they embrace elements of Krautrock, space-rock and electronica, as well as innovatively incorporating live loops and vocals to great effect.
The result is an immersive, technically brilliant record filled with layer upon layer of riffs that subvert the quiet/loud dynamic of post-rock into a loud/louder burst of action. Album opener, and single Seat 18c, kicks off proceedings beautifully and lays the cards on the table for what to expect throughout the 11 track album, as the expertly picked guitar pieces trade punches with meaty riffs, augmented by metronomic drumming. Nightmares In The Afternoon illustrate the bands unpredictable nature as the brooding, unnerving track builds slowly, incorporating vocals alongside their customary love of powerful riffs. While the relentless riffs of the aforementioned Tarts and Darts and Cliff Young Shuffle would make the likes of the Fucking Champs nod in appreciation.
Despite their unerring ability to sonically pulverise your eardrums, Right Hand Left Hand are in fact a two-piece band. Comprising Andrew Plain (drums/guitars) and Rhodri Viney (guitars/ vocals/ drums) and hailing from Cardiff, Wales, the duo played in a number of Cardiff based bands over the years. Having played a show with one of their former bands in a club in Groningen, Netherlands the pair, having heard Trans Am played by the DJ, were inspired to break out on their own, embracing an experimental set up of two members playing guitar, two drum kits, centered around a loop station, incorporating instrument swaps and all the while attempting to find out how heavy is too heavy.
Their decision to do so was inspired and has seen the band headline Swn Festival as well support the likes of Dead Meadow, Errors, The Mahjonng, The Mae Shi, Future Of The Left, Super Furry Animals, Funeral For A Friend and Los Campesinos.
Right Hand Left Hand's self-titled album is out now via Jealous Lovers Club. You can buy it via the Jealous Lovers Club bandcamp page.
"...hauntingly gorgeous..." - DIY
"...an immaculate construction that feels altogether heartfelt."
- The Line of Best Fit
"...an enthralling piece of synth pop with a real sense of art." - Clash
Berlin based electro pop duo Me And My Drummer’s latest album Love Is A Fridge is out now via Sinnbus and is available to buy on iTunes.
Love Is A Fridge is the follow-up to their critically acclaimed debut album The Hawk, The Beak, The Prey and includes recently released singles Blue Splinter View and Pentonville Road.
The video for Blue Splinter View premiered on The Skinny and was directed by Berlin filmmaker Søren Schaller, watch it now on the band's YouTube page.
The video for Pentonville Road premiered on Clash and you can also watch it now via the band’s YouTube channel.
The track is also available to stream now on Spotify.
New album Love is a Fridge is ten perfect tracks nothing short of an electropop masterpiece as Matze Pröllochs and Brandi traverse a wide and varied soundscape. Her vocals are stronger than ever, enough to match the soulful electropop tones of Florence Welch or Jessie Ware. An album that musically covers a huge range of styles and ideas maintaining its bold feel and flavour for experimentation all the way through. If you imagine Bat For Lashes meets Lykki Li you’re close, but there’s something somewhat celestial about Me And My Drummer that sets them apart.
Me And My Drummer have received acclaim from a range of sources, but most recently, their single Blue Splinter View was played on Lauren Laverne's BBC 6Music show. The duo have also received praise from the likes of XFM, BBC Radio 1, NME, Rolling Stone, MTV, DIY, The Line of Best Fit, Clash and The 405 and with a strong following in their home country, the band are making a bold step forward once again with their second album.
Love is a Fridge is out now via Sinnbus and available to buy on iTunes.
Tryptamines are all set to reissue their conceptual EP Metropolis, due for release on 18th March 2016 via Fitlike Records.
You can download their track Nina Shuffles now via the ABoF Soundcloud page or via the embed below.
Inspired by the Hans Fritz film of the same name, the EP is based around modern cultures increasingly dependent relationships with machines, questioning both the good and bad facets of these developments and ultimately where this might lead in the not too distant future. As a result, Tryptamines have created a four track EP where each individual song has a feeling so distinct in nature, it’s difficult to pin the band down into any one particular genre, as they embrace elements of psychedelia, space rock, post-rock, pop, lounge and experimental rock
Title track ‘Metropolis’ evokes memories of artists such as Beck and Caribou thanks to its cerebral dream-pop sounds combined expertly with a playful trippiness - a sound that will become synonymous with the band. This experimental yet whimsical sound can also be heard on ’Nina Shuffles’ where the affecting influences of CAN and Captain Beefheart are apparent throughout. The other half of the EP has a completely different feeling as Tryptamines continue to push their creative boundaries on the songs ‘Why Are There People Like Frank?’ and ‘Insulin Unmix’, stepping boldly into the sprawling, hypnotic and bleak soundscapes of bands like Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Mogwai.
Formed in Aberdeen by Chemical Callum (piano, guitar, omnichord, hammond organ, vocals), Tom The Noisemonger (vocals, samples, tiny broken keyboards, echoes & noises) and Foxbeef (bass guitar, drums and percussion) the trio have already played a number of psychedelic festivals and gigs around their native Scotland and are currently working on their forthcoming album release in spring 2016.
Metropolis is reissued on 18th March 2016 via Fitlike Records.