Leeds-based electronic experimental noise pop duo Department M release their new album ‘Deep Control’ as a limited edition 12” vinyl on 18th March 2016 via independent label Hide & Seek Records. As a taster we have the premiere for their new single ‘Air Exchange’ soulful two hander with guest vocals from Snow Fox underscored by futuristic pop sounds, listen here:
Initially a collaboration between front man Owen Brinley(formerly of the Grammatics) and long-term producer, James Kenosha, drummer and co-conspirator Tommy Davidson (Pulled Apart By Horses) lent a fresh pair of hands and ears to the writing and recording process this time around.
“After the super-taut feel of the self-titled mini-album released on Fierce Panda in Dec 2013, my aim was to create a musical antidote” explains Brinley of the album “The term ‘industrial’ had been bandied about a lot in interviews and reviews – conjuring images of a tension-head, aggro listening experience. For this record I wanted to the opposite, I wanted to make a deeply personal and soulful pop-record but still within the confines of Department M’s musical reference points of warm analogue synths, future-pop production and experimental textures.”
The new album from department M – ‘Deep Control’ – is released on 12” vinyl & digital download 18th March via Hide & Seek Records.
UK Headline Live Dates:
Thurs 24th March – Fulford Arms – York
Fri 25th March – Brudenell Social Club – Leeds
Sat 26th March – Birthdays – Dalston, London