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The iconic New York City dance-punk outfit, returned this summer with the exuberant new album, Wallop via Warp Records.

Wallop, the band’s eighth LP, is another stellar addition to the wildly impressive catalogue they’ve built over the course of over two decades together and stands as a testament to their hardworking approach and ceaseless desire to push things further.

Recorded over the past year in lead singer Nic Offer’s Brooklyn apartment, the band picked up where 2017’s Shake The Shudder left off, further exploring the fringes of dance music with a focused edge, a care-free spirit, and their signature knack for big hooks, leading to new creative highs in a career filled with them. “Our process was to get loose and get into uncharted territory,” says Offer.

The album sees friends from across the spectrum appearing on a number of tracks, including Liars frontman Angus Andrew, Maria Uzor of British dance aesthetes Sink Ya Teeth, and Glasser’s synth-pop wizard Cameron Mesirow, who all join Offer and !!! co-vocalist Meah Pace on the barn-burning party of a record.

“We’re not the kind of band that sits down and says, ‘Let’s make a record now,'” producer and multi-instrumentalist Rafael Cohen continues. “We just keep going, which is good because it leads to less of a narrative for each album.” With an array of producers lending a hand—including Cole M.G.N. (Beck, Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti, Julia Holter), Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck), and long-time collaborator Patrick Ford—Wallop was eventually stitched together to reflect the colourful, body-moving tapestry that its end result represents

The band are currently on the UK leg of their world tour in support of the album and we have a pair of tickets to see them at Manchester’s Gorilla on Tuesday the 26th of November. If you’re keen to grab these tickets just drop an email with your full name and contact telephone to [email protected]

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