KRILL announce new album A Distant Fist Unclenching – Listen to ‘Torturer’‏

December 10, 2014


New album A Distant Fist Unclenching released February 16th 2015 via Steak Club – pre-order now

First EU/UK tour begins February 23rd 2015

Listen to ‘Torturer’ now:

 Joe DiFazio

Joe DiFazio

Boston’s Krill announce the release of their forthcoming album A Distant Fist Unclenching, due February 16th via Steak Club. Recorded with Justin Pizzoferrato (Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth, Speedy Ortiz), the album is their most ambitious body of work and true progression of their sound.

Where previous album Lucky Leaves dealt with the absolute authority of self-hatred, A Distant Fist Unclenching has wider spectrum of themes. Singer/bassist Jonah Furman says: “We were trying to somehow rise above the questions of “Am I good or bad? Do I deserve love or hatred?” and think about what underlies those questions. The fist unclenches, something happens after pain, anger and anxiety”.

Without losing the idiosyncratic nature of earlier recordings, Krill have consciously refined their sound. Despite the clear attention to detail throughout A Distant Fist Unclenching, the album remains lyrically compelling, complex, unusual and full of the fervent intensity of their earlier work – underpinned by Jonah’s unpredictable vocal nuances, which range from a fragile whisper to a manic bark.

Opener ‘Phantom’ frames the album, shedding light on its themes and whilst displaying the bands penchant for unusual song structures. The band take this further with tracks like ‘Tiger’ – seven minutes of repetitive, loping thoughts on violence, pain and the ways we come to interpret them.  ‘Torturer’, a track often introduced live as “the devils journal entry on his first day in hell” is now available to stream via [link]. Closing with the heart-wrenching ‘It Ends’, A Distant Fist Unclenching is thematically dense, yet perhaps the bands most accessible and diverse record yet.

A Distant Fist Unclenching is released on download and vinyl via Steak Club (UK) [pre-order] & Exploding In Sound / Double Double Whammy (US) [pre-order].  Krill begin their first European tour on 23rd February 2015. Tickets are available now.

US tour dates

 18th Dec                New York            Shea Stadium w/ Palberta, Big Neck Police, Show Me The Body

19th Dec                Boston                  Great Scott w/ Speedy Ortiz, Lemuria, Two Inch Astronaut

10th Jan                 New York            Shea Stadium w/ Pile, Swings, Baked

6th Feb                  New York            Bowery Ballroom w/ Porches, Frankie Cosmos, Sheer Mag


UK tour dates

23rd Feb              Manchester       Gullivers                                              TICKETS

24th Feb              Leeds                    Brudenell Social Club                      Free Entry

25th Feb              London                 Old Blue Last                                      TICKETS
27th Feb              Glasgow               Broadcast                                            TICKETS
28th Feb              Bristol                   Start The Bus                                     TICKETS

1st March            Brighton               Green Door Store W/ Alex G      TICKETS

3rd March           Paris, FR               Espace B                                              TICKETS

4th March           Antwerp, BE       Trix Bar                                                 TICKETS
5th March           Haarlem, NL       Patronaat                                            Free Entry

6th March           Zeewolde, NL    Where The Wild Things Are         TICKETS


A Distant Fist Unclenching tracklist










1.       Phantom

2.       Foot

3.       Fly

4.       Torturer

5.       Tiger

6.       Mom

7.       Squirrels

8.       Brain Problem

9.       It Ends

Praise for Krill

nervous, wiry grunge treads a tightrope walk between screwball hilarity and moments of devastating melancholy” NME

Krill’s songs will reach anyone living in a state of hopelessness and make them feel like conquering the world. Here’s hoping these guys doStereogum

Furman yanks on every line’s final word with a manic drawl that suggests a man sprinting between walls to bash his head against themPitchfork

stuffed with the kind of yelpy, jangly, nasal rawk anthems that keep college radio stations permanently turntNoisey

Krill’s rankled jangle recalls Modest Mouse or Built to Spill, but with Doug Martsch being treated for rabies: excitable and spastic, but with half a mind still able to focusConsequence Of Sound |

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