Swiss four-piece announce debut album Sweet Mortality
Dreamy yet biting first single ‘A Thousand Times’ shared
Swiss four-piece Annie Taylor return less than a year after their first EP ‘Not Yours!’ with the announcement of their debut album Sweet Mortality, out 8th May via Taxi Gauche.
Continuing from the relentless energy of their previous release, ‘A Thousand Times‘ swirls around dreamily before cutting in with razor wire guitars. Pre-order Sweet Mortality here: https://taxigauche.com/produkt/annie-taylor-sweet-mortality-lp/
Vocalist and guitarist Gini Jungi says of the track: “‘A Thousand Times’ is a seemingly breezy optimistic and melancholic song about resinous things in life. It’s about people who are feeling down and the song is to let them know, that they are not the only ones feeling like that. It’s about getting together, exchanging and accepting help from others. You know, like “Got nowhere to go, told you so, you held me in your arms, when I felt small.””
Switzerland’s Annie Taylor are back less than a year after the release of their debut EP ‘Not Yours!’ with their fuzzy yet acerbic debut album Sweet Mortality, out 8th May via Taxi Gauche. Pre-order here: https://taxigauche.com/produkt/annie-taylor-sweet-mortality-lp/
The band initially came into existence in 2017 releasing two singles ‘Partner in Crime’ and ‘Wasted Youth’, before taking themselves on a tour of Italy, France and Switzerland. It was while settling down to record their debut EP ‘Not Yours!’ that the core members vocalist and guitarist Gini Jungi and bassist Michael Mutter brought on board the guitar of Tobias Arn and drums of Jan Winkler.
The addition of the two new members shifted the band’s sound away from the rock-tinged pop of their early releases, instead drenching it in a heavier psychedelic wash, gaining the band comparisons to Warpaint or early Hole, and catching the ears of The 405, Soundblab and For The Rabbits. Released via Taxi Gauche Records, ‘Not Yours!’ also featured artwork created by Dominic Foster, also known for his work with The Coral.
The band decided to hole themselves up in DALA Studios for Sweet Mortality, with David Langhard (producer of psychedelic titans Klaus Johann Grobe) at the helm for the sessions. What came out of it is a record that perfectly encapsulates the band’s self description as “grunge psychedelic-rock”, whilst expanding the band’s sound into other territories. ‘A Thousand Times’ is both dreamy and biting, switching on a knife edge, whilst ‘Drive’ has a wild, galloping pace, with Mutter’s fuzzed-out bass allowing the dual guitars of Jungi and Arn to let loose. Every time it looks like a song is about to go over the brink into full wig-out, the band’s restless and sharp songwriting sensibilities cut through. It’s a record as seeped in pop as it is in psychedelia, and ends up at a beautiful mid-point.
The band also are reuniting with Dominic Foster again for their artwork, continuing a drive to work with incredible artists that has seen them partner with Kevin Högger, Bastien Bron, and David Langhard.
Sweet Mortality is an exciting step forward from Annie Taylor, a record that not only shores up their confident sound, but also explores it further. With previous live dates alongside L.A.WITCH, Sunflower Bean, Sugar Candy Mountain and FEWS already under their belts as well, the band are already a potent live force.
Pre-order the album here: https://taxigauche.com/produkt/annie-taylor-sweet-mortality-lp/
She Loves You No More
Where The Grass Is Greener
A Thousand Times
Made Up My Mind
Smoking Teenage Girl