Cymbals have kindly shared the opening track from their new album The Age Of Fracture, due 27th Jan 2014 on Tough Love Records.


A few chords of ‘Winter 98’ were first heard closing the short film with which Cymbals first announced The Age Of Fracture. The film, in keeping with the literary inspiration running through the album, was centred around an original poem from British poet and novelist Joe Dunthorne, author of Submarine. The title itself, The Age Of Fracture, comes from a book by Princeton academic, Daniel T. Rodgers, which addresses the fragmentation of ideas towards the end of the last century and how collective meanings have become uncertain.

Produced by Dreamtrak (Swim Deep, Chad Valley, Hot Chip) in his Hackney studio and written collectively over the last 12-months, the group have taken their time to carefully piece the album together, song-by-song, in sequence. The album was completed following a final mix from Daniel Rejmer (Foals, Everything Everything) and the result is testament to the band’s attention to detail: a cleaner, brighter sound than their brattier early recordings, edging towards the European sophistication of the end-of-the-century French house Jack grew up around.

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