It's LITERALLY (NB, not literally) all a-happening, boys and girls. Quite possibly the busiest period in Distraction history with a massive alldayer event, several releases on the go, and more besides, so let's hop and a skip to it with. . .
Newsfluffer April 2012
The Distraction Records
Oh my! It's the Distraction Records Ten-Year Anniversary Alldayer this Saturday and we're incredibly excited about it! Cosmic kraut disco, dub-laced metal, electronic drone, blissful ambient, stupid noise, visual artists, DJs and more within the confines of the best venue in the North-East, The Star and Shadow Cinema! Join us, why don't you. It's only £6.50 advance tickets from our web site or WeGotTickets, or you can pay 7 quid on the door, and for that pitiful amount of money you can get hours-worth of top-notch sounds from 4pm to late!
Ten-Year Anniversary Alldayer
We can now reveal the running order, which is as follows:
11:00pm: Warm Digits
10:00pm: Necro Deathmort
9:00pm: mushi mushi
7:00pm: "Very Special Band"
5.30pm: Dressed In Wires
4.30pm: Summer Night Air
4:00pm: doors open
DJs: deathrowradio (early), Grassi (middle), Richard Dawson (end)
VJ extraordinaire: Toby Lloyd.
So, see you there then. It's a megablast, as Bomb the Bass once said.
BUY tickets from distractionrecords.com or WeGotTickets for only £6 + 50p booking fee!
The Colonial Script
There's too much excitement this month, yes indeed. After storming Roadburn earlier this week, Necro Deathmort's third album The Colonial Scripts has landed at Distraction HQ and we're beyond chuffed with the results: it's undoubtedly their strongest, heaviest and most accomplished album yet.
It's all what you expect and then some. Dingy, gritty sounds that creeps, lurks, builds, elongates, teases, and piledrives you in the face with switchblade beats and apocalyptic crescendos. And that's just in the first tune. Over the course of the nine tracks, you can expect to hear grainy, doomy ambience, whirlpools of 23hz low-end scuzz, acidburn waspsynth buzz, thudding and juddering feedback-ridden roars, distorted nihilistic yelps, doomscaping visceral breaks, buzzsawing smackstrung loops, all seamlessly weaved together in a brutal but beautiful tapestry. Maximum volume yields maximum results! All lovingly encased in a awesome six-panel digipak with artwork by Thomas Neulinger.
We are now taking pre-orders on this little doozy on our web site for the measly amount of £6.99 + shipping, and you can save money on Music of Bleak Origin and the new album on the same page for just £11.99 + shipping. Bargain eh?
To celebrate this release, Necro Deathmort will be hitting the road over the next seven days with a box full of knarly-looking t-shirts and the new album on offer. We should be shipping the album from 24th April, so if you can't wait, buy it at the gigs!
19/04 - LONDON (Underworld, w/ Inverloch / D.usk, and Indesinence, link)
21/04 - NEWCASTLE (Star & Shadow Cinema, Distraction Alldayer!, link)
22/04 - GLASGOW (13th Note w/ Guanoman, Tangles, Droy, link)
23/04 - PRESTON (The Continental w/ Gigantes, Stitchthread, link)
24/04 - MANCHESTER (Kraak Gallery w/ Bast, Tree of Sores, link)
The Colonial Script release page: http://www.distractionrecords.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=131
Necro Deathmort Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/necrodeathmort
Thomas Neulinger: http://thomasneulinger.com
This past Monday saw Andrew Weatherall favourites (no, we'll never get tired of saying that) Warm Digits release their debut album Keep Warm. . . with the Warm Digits on CD, and with it came a new raft of great reviews from the likes of Time Out ("a highly impressive debut"), Rock-A-Rolla ("making repetítion and big builds into an artform"), Loud and Quiet ("an engrossing and enlightened collection of songs"), and Allmusic ("Engaging from start to finish, Keep Warm. . . is a lively retort to anyone who thinks Krautrock is too predictable or instrumental music is boring").
Keep Warm... with the Warm Digits
Now on Compact Disc!
Continuing to rack up the airplays from the likes of 6music et al, the album can be purchased from your favourite rekkid store (it's not a part of the Record Store Day releases, but ask for it!), or via our website for £6.99 + shipping.
Also! Production legend Justin Robertson – songwriter, creator of cosmic disco dub, Balearic love and bespoke techno – has served up a pair of lovely remixes of two songs from their album, Trans-Pennine Express and Grapefruit, which are available now on Soundcloud. Check 'em out!
Oh, and stay tuned for details about a VERY special Warm Digits-related release soon!
Keep Warm. . . release page: http://www.distractionrecords.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=130
Warm Digits website: http://www.facebook.com/necrodeathmort
Til next month,