Haiku Salut announce new album and share first single

Haiku Salut -  Bleak And Beautiful (All Things)

Two years after releasing the enchanting debut album Tricolore, Derbyshire based trio Haiku Salut have announced its follow up. Their upcoming album, Etch And Etch Deep, arrives on July 31st via How Does It Feel To Be Loved?.
“While Tricolore was the sound of a young band working through their influences”, as the press release describes, “Etch And Etch Deep finds the trio melting those influences to create a sound without joins and without hyphens”.
Speaking about the album, here’s what the band’s own Sophie Barkerwood had to say:

“We went to Norway for a show last year where everything was a little overwhelming and humbling. I think it was the mountains that did that. The people that lived in the tiny village had a huge respect for the landscape, weather and nature that we had never really considered. It changed how I viewed the world and the questionable feeling of coping that came along with that. The album title refers to that. There is nobody controlling your future, you take responsibility for yourself. You make your own meaning.”

Ahead of the album’s release, Haiku Salut are enticing us with the first wonderful single ‘Bleak And Beautiful (All Things)’, slated for a June 1st release. Listen to it below.

Liberez announce third album All Tense Now Lax

Liberez - Grease The Axles

Southend-on-Sea’s experimental industrial outfit Liberez have announced a new album, All Tense Now Lax. Slated for a July 24th release via Night School Records, the effort is described as “an all-consuming album of frightening power”. All Tense Now Lax sees the band exploring new musical territories “to produce a flawlessly engineered machine that consumes the beholder”. explains the press release. “Salient sonic ingredients swirl around chamber music drone, flowing in to chalky noise rock, and exposed to charged particles of feedback and thrumming currents.”

Ahead of the album’s release, Liberez are offering the first taste in the form of a video for the lead single “Grease The Axles”. Check it out below.


Charlie Hunter Trio announce debut album Let The Bells Ring On

Charlie Hunter trio - Let The Bells Ring On

American guitar virtuoso and composer Charlie Hunter, known for his versatility and affinity with the 7 and 8-string guitar, has announced the release of a new album marking his debut as trio with the addition of Curtis Fowlkes and Bobby Previte. The three have worked together for several years but hadn’t yet recorded an album together. Let The Bells Ring On, described as “gritty, greasy, and downright celebratory”, drops on June 9th via Hunter’s own label, Charlie Hunter Music.
Following Hunter’s main duo with drummer Scott Amendola, he wanted to explore his textural possibilities further. “Conceptually, I’ve been doing a duo thing with Scott that I love, but I wanted to have that third voice,” said Hunter. “I wanted somebody with a vibe who understands free improv and Al Green and Frank Sinatra and Sam Cooke. I wanted someone who can sing on their horn. I needed Curtis.”

‘Those People’ is the first excellent taste to emerge from Let The Bells Ring On. Listen to it below.

Circuit des Yeux premieres video for ‘Do the Dishes’

Circuit des Yeux - Do the Dishes

Last month we heard the stunningly dark and gentle first single from Circuit des Yeux‘s upcoming fifth album, In Plain Speech. With just over a week to go until the album drops, Haley Fohr, the Chicago musician behind the project, is offering another taste from the album in the form of a video for the majestic ‘Do the Dishes’. Julia Dratel directs. Watch it below.

In Plain Speech is out on May 18th via Thrill Jockey.

Son Lux unveil visual accompaniment for ‘Change is Everything’

Son Lux - Change is Everything

Last month we heard the triumphantly beautiful and gritty ‘Change is Everything’, the first single taken from Son Lux‘s upcoming fourth album Bones. The album is the band’s first as a trio, with producer and composer Ryan Lott’s original solo project turned into a trio with the addition of guitarist and composer Rafiq Bhatia and drummer Ian Chang. Son Lux have just unveiled a spectacular stop motion video to accompany ‘Change if Everything’, made by collective The Made Shop, featuring pins, yarn and boards. Watch it below and watch out for the release of Bones on June 22nd via Glassnote.