Share the video for ‘Locus‘
Taken from the new album, Locus
Due 17th February 2017 via Faux Discx
Great Ytene have unveiled the video for “Locus‘, the title track of their upcoming debut album, due in February on Brighton’s Faux Discx.
The band say of it: “The video was recorded one rainy afternoon in some old shipping containers sandwiched between the O2 arena and a driving range. We begged and borrowed equipment to film it and roped in a couple of friends to shoot and roleplay back, with no video experience necessary, more for moral support and drinking buddies.”
As well as headlining The Lexington in London on the day of the album’s release (17 February), the band will also tour the UK in April:
Friday 17th February – Album launch party, The Lexington, London
Thursday 13th April – The Hope and Ruin, Brighton (Tickets)
Wednesday 14th April – The Crofters Rights, Bristol (Tickets)
Friday 15th April – The Cost Vaults, Coventry (Tickets)
Tuesday 19th April – The Flying Duck, Glasgow
Wednesday 20th April – The Lending Room, Leeds (Tickets)
Thursday 21st April – The Golden Lion, Todmorden
Friday 22nd April – The Soup Kitchen, Manchester
Great Ytene are a band built upon deconstruction and reassembly. In order to create something that felt truly complete, they had to tear down everything that had come before. From their formative years as ‘Colours’, to their reemergence as Great Ytene (taking their name from an old term for the New Forest, which is where they all grew up), they replaced sounds, members and even their name before they felt truly comfortable in their collective skin.
So, it’s quite fitting that In 2015 Great Ytene lost a full album’s worth of material to a technological worm hole. It was just another clean slate. It was the best thing that could have happened. The band spent six months writing new songs, perfecting their shape, pulling them apart and piecing them back together until Locus was in exactly the right place.
Locus, Great Ytene’s first full length LP since their self- titled debut (via Bella Union) in 2014, sees the band moving forward to explore darker themes. The name ‘Locus’ refers to the attempt to pin-point exact moments in time when an event took place. This idea is explored lyrically throughout the album, even as the music loops and pushes back.
If you are looking for like-minded contemporary peers then look no further than the grey and black post-punk of the likes of Disappears and Preoccupations. At times waves of noise are underpinned by tight, rigid rhythms, at others they’re allowed to spill over the edges to create disquiet landscapes.
The album was recorded and mixed in East London at Holy Mountain with producer and long-time collaborator Iggy B, mixed by MJ (Hookworms) at Suburban Home Studios in Leeds & mastered by Joe Caithness of Subsequent Mastering. It’s released via Faux Discx on February 17, 2017.
“Great Ytene make their psych dreamy and mesmeric, so much so, in fact, that they make explicit the influence of psychedelia on krautrock, shoegaze and baggy” The Guardian
“Now they’re ready to return with something quite different. The noise-pop outfit have wiped the slate clean, opting for something packed with rather more ‘noise’ and rather less ‘pop’.” – Clash
“Great Ytene is a charmingly messy concoction of measured swirling guitars, endearingly floaty vocals and controlled noise.” – The 405
“their new material is a thrilling freefall through post-punk packing a punch that’s sure to leave you reeling.” – The Line of Best Fit
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7. Fixed Victim
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