NEWS: SCALPING share new single 'Remain in Stasis' featuring Grove

NEWS: SCALPING share new single ‘Remain in Stasis’ featuring Grove

SCALPING have shared their new single ‘Remain in Stasis’ , taken from the band’s forthcoming debut album Void. Featuring fast-rising vocalist and self-professed metalhead Grove, Remain in Stasis’ is a visceral – and often disorientating – multi-faceted combination of progressive techno and live, aggressive band dynamics.

Comprising of James Rushforth (bass), Isaac Jones (drums), Jamie Thomas (guitar) and Alex Hill (electronics), the band have seen their stock rise primarily due to their intense and often improvised live performances in which they play without a break, just shifts in tempo and BPM. The set often employs a large screen, with visual artist Jason Baker projecting grotesque and surreal imagery throughout. In a statement, the band said more about the new single:

“It’s very exciting to share our first music with vocals. This was our first time collaborating musically with someone outside of the band, and working with Grove was amazing. The energy they brought to the process and the way they evolved the song was incredibly refreshing; especially after working on our music remotely through various lockdowns for the best part of two years. Although Remain in Stasis is musically the most straightforward track on the album, it took us the longest to finish. We finished the mix while in the van on the way to London to master the album.” 

See the mesmerising video below.

Also coming from Bristol, vocalist Grove came to prominence with their 2021 critically-acclaimed release ‘Spice’ and had this to say on how the collaboration evolved:

Me and SCALPING met at Mickey Zogg’s in Bristol since our Noods radio shows are one after the other. I’ve admired their artistry for time and was gassed to be asked to work on a tune together. After a few pints and good conversation on the concept of memory, we got to work warping and playing with their track demo. I landed on lyrically exploring the duality of memory. It has the power to be beautiful/terrifying, reminiscent/ traumatising and all the shades of mundane in between. This is a cathartic exercise of that.”

Due out 29th April via Houndstooth, the record comes on the heels of an extremely exciting 2021 for the band, which saw them play to sold-out crowds at the Roundhouse twice in two weeks – both on tour with Squarepusher and at Pitchfork Festival London – as well as selling out their own headline date at Peckham Audio, and releasing two widely acclaimed EPs titled ‘FLOOD’ and ‘FLOOD Remixed’, the latter of which featured treatments from producers Hodge, Azu Tiwaline, object blue, AQXDM and Laurel Halo, and Scottish instrumental rock legends Mogwai.

SCALPING play fabric on May 5th with support from Mandy, Indiana, Nik Colk Void and Jay Duncan (DJ).

Photo: Jamie Harding

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