Atlas : Empire release free download & video of ‘Binary Lung’‏

August 5, 2013

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Atlas : Empire release free download & video of ‘Binary Lung’

  For fans of… Deftones, Oceansize, At The Drive-In

Progressive rock band Atlas : Empire today release the free download and video of ‘Binary Lung’. The track is taken the band’s second EP, Somnus, which will be released on August 12th via Cold War Legacy Records.

‘Binary Lung’ picks up perfectly from where recent release, Mitchy Valentino Sleeps with the Fishes, left off. On ‘Binary Lung’ Jamie Sturt‘s intense vocals are given space to breathe and are admirably supported by a band on top of their game. The softly picked guitar at the beginning of the song is punctuated by screaming vocals, as the visceral stop start guitar passages surge alongside technically on-point drumming, all skilfully knitted together by Sturt’s aforementioned vocals.

You can download ‘Binary Lung’ below or from the ABoF Soundcloud page.

Watch the exclusive video for ‘Binary Lung’ below or from Atlas : Empire’s YouTube page.

Atlas : Empire cite the influence of Aereogramme, The Dear Hunter and Oceansize in the evolution of their sound, and this is charactrised by their unerring ability to create music that is both spacious and abrasive – a sound that many of their influences would be proud of.

The band display an impressive versatility throughout the record as they straddle various genres with ease. Post-hardcore sits neatly alongside the Maybeshewill inspired post-rock of ‘Keep This In The Shallows’, while Somnus is sprinkled with the eclectic spirit and instrumental ambience of Oceansize.

Atlas : Empire were formed in the summer of 2011 by ex The Ocean Fracture‘s Steven Gillies (Guitar, Vocals), multi- instrumentalist, and This Silent Forest‘s, Jamie Sturt (Guitar, Vocals, Keys, Electronics) and Dave Stephen (Bass, Vocals). In October of that year Atlas : Empire were born when they found permanent drummer Jonny Gormley, before adding a third guitarist in March 2012 when ex Pareto and Sucioperro member, Dave Aird, joined the band.

Somnus was recorded live in one night at Lo Fi Studios in Glasgow with engineer Neil Martin, before being mixed and mastered by producer Oz Craggs (Feed the Rhino, Jairus, Secondsmile). The EP will kickstart a busy second half of the year for Atlas:Empire as they are planning a Scottish tour in August to support the release and embarking on a UK- wide tour in October.

You can catch Atlas : Empire in August at the following venues:

  • 12 August – GLASGOW – ABC2
  • 13 August – DUNFERMLINE – PJ Molloys
  • 14 August – INVERNESS – Madhatters
  • 15 August – ABERDEEN – Downstairs
  • 16 August – EDINBURGH – Opium

Atlas: Empire will release the EP, Somnus, on August 12th via Cold War Legacy Records.

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