Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Blank Longing

Brisbane's kaleidoscopic pop mavens Blank Realm are keeping their high strike rate with 'River Of Longing', the new single from their upcoming album Illegals In Heaven (which I will review shortly). 'River Of Longing' continues the glossed psychopomp rollercoaster, sped up and shuddering, Sarah Spencer's synth refracting in all directions like a smashed prism, Dan Spencer's vocal stylings extending from last year's 'Reach You On The Phone' as he powers through giddily psychedelic altruisms such meet you on the other side/ and we’ll make up for stolen time. The track mirrors the band's trajectory to be honest - starting out in the outliers of improv noise, slowly compressing into a whirled psych band, while pop machinations ooze through the cracks as the centrifugal forces rise in speed, intensity and insanity... Cracked genius.

You can pre-order Illegals In Heaven from Bedroom Suck and Fire Records. Blank Realm are coming to the UK in September/October:

                                                             14 Sep Paris - Espace B

15 Sep Antwerp - Het Bos
16 Sep Hamburg - Hafenklang
17 Sep Berlin - Monarch
18 Sep Offenbach - Hafen 2
19 Sep Tilburg - Incubate Festival
20 Sep Rotterdam - Roodkapje
22 Sep Amsterdam - Sugarfactory
23 Sep Barcelona - BAM Festival
27 Sep Dublin - Workmans Club
28 Sep Glasgow - The Hug and Pint
29 Sep Brighton - The Prince Albert
30 Sep Bristol - Start The Bus
01 Oct London - The Shacklewell Arms

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