If anyone's interested, here's the whole unbutchered version of the article I wrote, titled 'protomartyr and the offspring':
The newest Protomartyr track is titled 'My Children' and will be featured on their forthcoming album Relatives in Descent. It's a second single from that album, following 'A Private Understanding', however unlike that song, 'My Children' was not yet graced with a music video.
The sound of it is upfront, sophisticated and dizzying, but also quite dismal and temperamental, which seems to be the direction the band is taking on this new album.
Relatives in Descent comes out on 29th of September through Domino Recording Company.
The title was supposed to be a red herring, suggesting a fake collaboration between the two named band, whilst obviously referring to the theme of heir in the featured track. But the mods decided to take the humour out and replace it with a pure passionless factionalism.
I loved A Private Understanding a lot, and this is just as good
Super excited for the album
Digging: Alex Cameron - Forced Witness
well my album of the year list has just been pre-emptively thrown out of whack.. can't wait to review this bad boy!!
Digging: Rip Rig Panic - God
Digging: Moon Diagrams - Lifetime of Love
Just checked out their last two records a couple of days ago. Good stuff!
that new album art is amazing
Can't wait, song's really good
Digging: For Against - In the Marshes
One of the more underrated bands around.
"But the mods decided to take the humour out and replace it with a pure passionless factionalism."
i guess you could call them fact...facti-...fasctists.
Digging: Rainbow Danger Club - Souvenirs
wow one of the most annoying vocal performances I've ever heard. guitars are catchy, set up for a good song, but from the get-go its ruined. never heard of this band before
Digging: Der Weg Einer Freiheit - Finisterre
Yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.
I dont like his voice either but this doesnt seem like an immediate band to me, im gonna jam a whole album and give it a chance.
they keep getting better with each album, I'm hoping that trend continues, and if this tune is any indication, it WILL!!
I wrote a whole "essay" on why I believe that they are about to release their magnum opus...