Sextile Announce European Tour Dates This Winter – Album “PUSH” out September 15th via Sacred Bones Records

September 13, 2023

SEXTILE announce European tour dates for this winter

Album ‘PUSH’ out this Friday on Sacred Bones

With their new album of high-octane tracks designed specifically to make you dance, ‘PUSH’, due to be released this Friday on Sacred Bones, now SEXTILE have announced their first return to the UK and Europe since 2018 – dates below.
Since emerging in 2015, Sextile have been a party-provoking force on the LA underground, capable of kicking up a riot with the raw-edged squall of a synth or the sharp-elbowed jerk of a guitar. Now they return refreshed, renewed, and ready to rage with a serotonin-boosting new album, a new group dynamic, faster BPMs, and an even wilder new direction. Recorded in Yucca Valley, PUSH’ bounces and bops at the fringes of hardcore dance music, with the hallmarks of drum & bass, gabber and trance illuminating the record like glowsticks at a ‘90s Fantazia rave.

Originally formed by Brady Keehn and Melissa Scaduto after the pair relocated from New York to LA, Sextile released their debut album ‘A Thousand Hands’ in 2015, with its Grand Canyon-sized echoes, haunted screams, and post-punk invocations, before pushing synths further down the front with 2017 effort ‘Albeit Living’.

Sextile’s taste for electronics matured on the throbbing EBM-meets-industrial pick-me-up of 2018’s EP, cut from an analogue stash that included their trusted Korg MS-10 and LinnDrum, but the band put things on ice shortly after its release. Sextile guitarist, synth player, and original member Eddie Wuebben, who joined Sextile in 2015, tragically passed away in October 2019. Cameron Michel later re-joined on guitar and synths. Separately, they each turned their focus to other projects, with Scaduto on S. Product, Keehn on Panther Modern, and Michel as a visual artist. Both Scaduto and Keehn have been busying themselves with more dancing and DJ gigs, and this fun flurry of activity has in turn fuelled the band’s sonic refit. In 2022, the group reconnected and dropped their first new material in three years via the split single “Modern Weekend / Contortion” and “Crassy Mel”

“Contortion” introduces the album with shadowy vocals from Keehn and a ‘00s-ready twist of dirty electro bass, setting the tone for the dance-punk rave-up that unfolds across 11 attention-grabbing tracks. PUSH’ was inspired by the kind of pleasure-seeking music fans whose social calendar comprises both the punk show and the rave.

Sextile have announced their first return to the UK and Europe since before the hiatus, confirming the following dates, which will go on sale this Friday:

02/12/2023 NL Nijmegen Zeitgeist Fest
03/12/2023 UK London Oslo
04/12/2203 UK Manchester SOUP
05/12/2023 UK Bristol Dareshack

08/12/2203 FR Paris Petit Bain
09/12/2023 FR Lille L’Aéronef
10/12/2023 LUX Luxembourg Rotondes
11/12/2023 BE Brussels Botanique
13/12/2023 NL Groningen VERA
14/12/2023 DE Berlin Urban Spree

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