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The emerging four-piece will release ‘Parallel Lines’ on May 21st via Fatal Vision Records.
Irish post-punk band Scattered Ashes have announced their brand new, three-track EP, 'Parallel Lines'.
The Dublin quartet are stepping out of the shadows with a clutch of new material, plus a maverick re-imagination of their successful previous single 'Love Is Not An Option' by Soft Boy Record's Wastefellow.
Composed of Rob on rhythm guitar and vocals, Tom on bass guitar and backing vocals, Ben on lead guitar, Eunice on synth and backing vocals, and Kian Johnston on drums; Scattered Ashes as a group range in influence from brutalism to punk.
The band matches aggressive sonic textures with a strict sense of space, created by urgent guitar stylings and prophetic vocals. You can hear their influences, but the product is entirely their own. From the abstract to the oppressive, the band occupy a considerably darker territory to most of their contemporaries; consistently defying expectations in their bid to take post-punk back to its murkier roots.
“We wanted to release a real statement of intent with this EP," Rob says of their ‘Parallel Lines’ project.
"Art above all else is what binds us together and managing to document that on record is something we’ll forever be grateful for. We have crafted something that portrays loss, love and doubt whilst maintaining its vigor of spirit. This is an insight into the world we inhabit.”
With fans including Steve Lamacq of BBC6 Music, who championed 'Love Is Not An Option', the EP also features title track 'Parallel Lines'. Funnelling the stark intensity of Interpol or Joy Division, via the renegade ferocity of Bauhaus or Gang of Four; their new work finds the band in ruthless, incisive form.
“You can’t get too close/ You can’t walk away/ You’re caught in the threshold/ You’re stuck in the grey between right and wrong there’s a sacred place/ To suffer the consequences/ Is to know his grace,” sings Rob in his deathly baritone.
As glowering as it is abrasive, 'Parallel Lines' is a meditation on the finite; a brooding paean to faith, doubt and reason, that takes no prisoners.
Written in April 2020, all of the EP's tracks were recorded and mixed in Darklands Audio Dublin City with Dan Doherty (Fontaines D.C), before mastering by the esteemed Pete Maher (U2, Echo & The Bunnymen)
The project will also be available as a special limited blood-red 12” vinyl.
Pre-order the 'Parallel Lines' EP from Scattered Ashes here.
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