If you’re feeling a little sensitive from Friday night’s antics, we recommend listening to the upbeat ‘Afterparty’ by The Blow. It’s an understated “thrust of electroacoustic punk energy” that’ll have you fixed up and ready to go again in a heartbeat.
Taken from their upcoming album Brand New Abyss, ‘Afterparty’ was written and produced by Khaela Maricich and Melissa Dyne (The Blow) using a production rig the duo painstakingly developed over the past four years; a mothership of patched-together modular synthesizers, ancient samplers and audio production gear.
Brand New Abyss will be released on The Blow’s newly formed WOMANPRODUCER collective; a diverse platform for female, trans and non-binary sonic innovators. Maricich explains they started the initiative to “highlight these creators’ frequently untold histories, and encourage the generation of more materials by and about these producers and technologists.” WOMANPRODUCER’s conversations, think-tanks and live performances have featured such luminaries as Neko Case, Zola Jesus, Pauline Oliveros, Suzi Analogue, Miho Hatori, Yuka C. Honda, Mirah, and Val Inc.
We’re loving the work this duo are doing and fully support their WOMANPRODUCER project. Listen to ‘Afterparty’ below, and follow The Blow on Facebook for more updates.
The Blow UK Live dates
1st April – Manchester – Gullivers
3rd April – London – Moth Club
Photo Credit: Daniel Rampulla