DOOMSQUAD announce May UK and European tour and reveal new track “Pyramids On Mars”

March 14, 2016
Kate Young

Kate Young



Announce UK Tour in May

Share new track, ‘Pyramids on Mars

UK Debut Album, Total Time, due 29th April via Bella Union

With their UK debut Total Time due for release 29th April on Bella Union, DOOMSQUADhave today announced news of a 10-date European tour in the second half of May. Following an appearance at The Great Escape festival in Brighton (details to be announced soon) the band will play the below five UK headline shows:

Sunday 22nd May – HULL – The Adelphi Club
Monday 23rd May – NEWCASTLE – Head Of Steam
Tuesday 24th May – GLASGOW – Glad Café
Wednesday 25th May – MANCHESTER – Night & Day
Thursday 26th May – LONDON – Moth Club

DOOMSQUAD have also revealed another new track entitled ‘Pyramids On Mars’ from the album. Currently premiering on FADER, the track can be heard below

DOOMSQUAD is psychedelic electronic dance music from Toronto, Canada. Having formed in 2012 siblings Trevor, Jaclyn, and Allie Blumas soon began to explore trance and electronic beat making. Their shared fascination with dance culture, rhythm, and the unknown, along with their lifelong immersion in the arts, began to manifest as a collective ethos. Before long, DOOMSQUAD had mushroomed into a full-scale art project.

Inspired by some of their favourite artists — Georges Bataille, Richard Tuttle, Tanya Tagaq, and Genesis P-Orridge — DOOMSQUAD travelled to the New Mexican desert to write and record Total Time, creating dark, pulsating beats interspersed with hypnotic, incantatory jams. Upon returning home the band continued to draw inspiration from the Toronto arts community, their friendships and connections led to some fortuitous collaborations, including one with Canadian avant-garde legend, Mary Margaret O’Hara, whose otherworldly vocals grace ‘The Very Large Array.’ The driving, dirty bass lines and analogue layers of effects come care of Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck), who produced and mixed the album.

The record features a number of other contributors: Mike Haliechuk of Fucked Up plays guitar. Industrial noise experimenter David Foster aka HUREN offers vocals on ‘Russian Gaze.’ Colin Fisher and Brandon Valdivia of free-jazz duo Not the Wind, Not the Flag bring instrumentals. And galactic twins Josh and Jesse Hasko, who perform as North America, are also a crucial part of Total Time and this year will become members of DOOMSQUAD’s live act.

Total Time will be released 29th April on Bella Union.

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