Gum Takes Tooth's mighty second album, Mirrors Fold is out NOW. Issued on splatter coloured vinyl, CD and digitally, the album sees the forward-thinking duo delve deep into pan-ethnic drum rhythms, vibrant electronic sound shapes and whispering psychedelia.
It follows their acclaimed debut album Silent Cenotaph and new single White Fear, the second release from Mirrors Fold. With the new record comes a refinement of the band's sound and depth of production detail. It is a sonic leap forward from the out and out metal-flavoured barrage of Silent Cenotaph into more controlled and deeper, denser rhythmic soundscapes and fully-formed song structures.
White Fear finds the band at their most succinct and immediate, a psychedelic fizz and whirr of electronic hooks, warped vocals and sinewy drums.
Both are available to purchase from our store HERE
Watch the interdimensional new video for White Fear below:
Love for Mirrors Fold:
“Striking a pleasing amalgamation between gut-screech noise, acid-bleed walls of gloopy psych and transfixing (almost tribal) rhythmic propulsions is no easy feat but Gum Takes Tooth have created such a potent concoction of these elements on Mirrors Fold that it almost feels coldly scientific.” - 9/10 Loud And Quiet album of the week
“A totally twisted genius... deftly shaped into something at once warped and weird, wild and experimental, but also totally hypnotic, and melodic, strangely lovely and in its own way, extremely catchy. A new favorite for sure. And a total shoe-in not just for Record Of The Week, but for our year end best of's too” - Aquarius Records
"A record that feels like Apocalypse Now set in Laser Quest... a battle worth fighting" - NME
“Superior, effective listening” - The Quietus
"An hour of the most pleasurable pain" - London in Stereo
Good news! You can now pre-order Gum Takes Tooth 'Mirrors Fold' from our online store.
Get the limited edition splatter-coloured vinyl LP or digipack CD versions and you'll receive the MP3s immediately on the day of release (Monday 6th October).
Pre-order the digital version from iTunes and you'll get two of the tracks, 'This Perfect Surface' and 'Bone Weapon', IMMEDIATELY! https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/mirrors-fold/id905414771
Gum Takes Tooth ON TOUR:
Sun 31st Aug @ Raw Power Weekender, Tufnell Park, London
Sat 27th Sept @ The Shacklewell Arms, London - MIRRORS FOLD album launch
Thu 30th Oct @ Soy Festival, Nantes, France
Fri 31st Oct @ Confort Moderne, Poitiers, France
Wed 5th Nov @ Musiques Volantes Festival, Metz, France
Birmingham's snarling indie-punk trio Untitled Musical Project were briefly the toast of the music press and feverish blog posts upon the release of their self-titled mini-album in 2007. That's until they crashed and burned, with only a handful of recordings and a series of caustic, fearsome live shows to remember them by. With past enmities finally laid to rest (and despite an unfathomable lack of big money reformation offers), Untitled are back in action for two shows in November.
SAT 16TH NOV @ BUFFALO BAR, LONDON (Tickets)
SAT 23RD NOV @ THE SUNFLOWER LOUNGE, BIRMINGHAM (Tickets)
Scanners are running a remix competition in conjunction with Earmilk and Wavo. The contest winners will be included in the remix compilation for 'Love Is Symmetry' which will also include remixes by current Dim Mak artists. For more information about the contest, the deadline, the judges, and the prize system, follow the link below. Do feel free to submit more than one remix and really show us what you’re working with!
Love Is Symmetry is the third album from London quintet Scanners and their best yet, opening with the dark percussion of the title track, a song that lures you in with its whispered vocal before exploding wide open into a huge Vangelis- like chorus. Tracks such as Mexico and Charmed Life have an Arcade Fire quality, rising and falling with the energy of Sarah Daly's vocals and violin. This violin also adds richness to the epic State Of Wonder, a song about the river Lea that flows past their window in East London.
The Scanners trademark synth is also a strong presence on many of the tracks. On songs, like the impossibly named Today Is The Tomorrow That They Promised Yesterday and the squarely danceable Control, the synth takes the lead. The weird broken rhythm of When They Put Me Back Together They Forgot To Turn Me On, and the strangely joyful Cure-like My Streets Are Always In The Shade see them broaden their range, providing two album highlights.
Recorded and produced by the band, with mixes by Victor Van Vugt (PJ Harvey, Athlete), the sound is still Scanners. Yet they have moved on. Love Is Symmetry seems more urgent, the rhythms more complex, but still the love of strong melody is there on every track.
Scanners have released two albums via Dim Mak Records (Bloc Party, Atari Teenage Riot, Steve Aoki) and their songs have soundtracked many a dramatic twist on TV shows such as Shameless, Gossip Girl, Entourage and One Tree Hill. They have also shared stages with Laura Marling, Devo, Air, The Horrors, Asobi Seksu, Florence And The Machine and These New Puritans amongst many others.
The first single off the album- Control is out on the 3rd of June.