WATCH: SKYND – ‘Elisa Lam’

Freakishly catchy: industrial duo SKYND‘s debut single ‘Elisa Lam’ is a mad medley of electronics and warped vocals. The track is named after the tragic death of Elisa Lam, whose demise at the Cecil Hotel in Los Angeles in 2013 is still shrouded in mystery.

The track is accompanied by a haunting video (directed by TallyHo!) which depicts the mysterious events surrounding Elisa’s final moments. Whilst the context is undoubtedly morbid, SKYND’s treatment of the material is weirdly watchable.

The duo write songs about mystical, inexplicable and brutal criminal cases, which is a warped source of inspiration. Speaking of ‘Elisa Lam’ and their upcoming singles, SKYND have said: “Listening to these tracks, you should feel like you’re in a tiny room and the walls are closing in from all sides.” That’s definitely the case here. Watch the video below and follow SKYND on Facebook for more updates.

Kate Crudgington

Track Of The Day: WHITE RING – ‘Leprosy’

Contagious and corrupting: Industrial/alternative outfit WHITE RING have returned after an eight year absence with new single ‘Leprosy’ – and it’s “steeped in existential dread”.

It’s the first song the band wrote for their upcoming album Gate Of Grief, set to be released on 22nd June via Rocket Girl Records. Talking about ‘Leprosy’, founding member Bryan Kurkimilis explains: “This was the first time we really wanted to start exploring aggression in our music”, and through Adina Viarengo’s decayed, watery vocals and their throbbing industrial beats; the band have achieved aggression incarnate.

Gate Of Grief follows WHITE RING’s benchmark EP, Black Earth That Made Me, which sold out almost instantly eight years ago, earning them a cult following across the globe. One of the most acclaimed proponents of the “Witch House” movement, WHITE RING will continue to bewitch their crowds when touring the UK in May with God Is An Astronaut.

Listen to ‘Leprosy’ below and follow WHITE RING on Facebook for more updates.

WHITE RING 2018 UK Shows (with God Is An Astronaut)

17 May – Electric Brixton – London
18 May – Classic Grand – Glasgow
20 May – Club Academy – Manchester

Kate Crudgington

LISTEN: Nasty Little Lonely – ‘Glitter’

Industrial and sinister post-punk sounds collide in gritty yet sparkling fashion on Nasty Little Lonely‘s latest track, ‘Glitter’. Hailing from the Bristol scene that recently spat Idles into the music world’s consciousness, the trio are inspired by the likes of MX-80, and have shared stages with The Wytches, Idles, Part Chimp, God Damn, Bo Ningen and Lydia Lunch.

Despite it’s glamorous namesake, ‘Glitter’ is a track drenched in introspection and anxiety, examining the mental strains of being a performer. It recounts the moments of exhilaration on stage that often come at the cost of a great deal of stress, and abrasively explores whether the highs would be as powerful without the lows.

The band are following the single release with a run of shows, including one with Evil Blizzard, and an appearance at Wrong Festival, sharing a stage with Future of the Left, Damo Suzuki, Gnod, Kagoule and more. Check out the gig dates below, and follow Nasty Little Lonely on Facebook for more updates.

UK Tour Dates 2018

10/2 – Underworld – London w/Evil Blizzard
31/3 – Wagon and Horses – Birmingham
5/4 – Heroes – Worcester
12/4 – The Windmill – Brixton

28/4 – Wrong Festival – Liverpool w/Future of the Left, Damo Suzuki, Gnod, Kagoule + More

Kate Crudgington