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Protomartyr 4 summer UK club dates only – 1 here in Ramsgate Sunday 26th August 2018!
Bringing their 4th LP, 'Relatives in Descent'. “A BRILLIANT RECORD, PROTOMARTYR’S BEST” 10/10 Loud & Quiet.
Anxiety about the precarious nature of reality is a recurring thread on Protomartyr's latest LP. Though not a concept album, it presents twelve variations on a theme: the unknowable nature of truth, and the existential dread that often accompanies that unknowing.
It's no coincidence this missive comes to us at a moment when disinformation and garbled newspeak have become a daily reality. “I used to think that truth was something that existed, that there were certain shared truths, like beauty,” says singer Joe Casey. “Now that’s being eroded. People have never been more skeptical, and there’s no shared reality. Maybe there never was.”
Relatives In Descent offers new layers and insights, without sanding any of the edges born from their days as a Detroit bar band. Guitars still crackle and spit electricity. Casey's voice continues to shift naturally between dead-eyed croon and fevered bark – while the rhythm section remains sharp and propulsive, agile as it is adventurous.
This is Protomartyr at their most impressive yet!
“A masterpiece” DIY magazine