Track Of The Day: Gary, Indiana – ‘Nike Of Samothrace’

Following previous singles ‘Berlin’ and ‘Pashto’, Manchester-based Gary, Indiana have now signed to Fire Talk Records and shared a brand new single.

Propelled by thrashing beats and scuzzy, distorted hooks alongside the visceral spoken-word vocals of Valentine Caulfield, ‘Nike Of Samothrace’ builds with eerily disconcerting undertones to a playfully innovative post-punk soundscape. A wondrous, whirring cacophony, it’s the perfect ode to the chaotic emotions swirling around our heads this year: an intense, cathartic sonic experience. Of the track, the band explain:

“We wanted ‘Nike of Samothrace’ to be like a blunt instrument, both lyrically and musically. It’s purely brute force, gouging away with all dials turned up full, including the gutteral bass line, which was inspired by Thomas Bangalter’s score for Irreversible and Hans Zimmer’s score for Blade Runner 2049. We’re very much driven by rhythm and movement and also wanted to experiment with a Liquid Liquid style percussive breakdown, we love when genres and dynamics are smashed together in an untidy way… we love to butcher things.” 

Directed by Will Shields, watch the immersive new video for ‘Nike Of Samothrace’ here:

‘Nike Of Samothrace’ is out now via Fire Talk Records.

Mari Lane

Photo Credit: Will Shields