The next single to be taken from The Death Set's new album Michel Poiccard is a perfect slice of pop infused punk all about, in the words of lead singer Jonny
Siera, “unrelenting chaos every night. Getting ridiculous and
getting in the van and doing it again (and again...) Sent us kind of
insane in the end.”
Nadastrom lead out the remixes,
taking the 80s aesthetic in a different direction, re-imagining the
original as epic "Moombahton" electro-pop. In demand NYC remixers
Designer Drugs take “They Come To Get Us” and make it sound like a girl
group getting off with the Prodigy, whilst Nadus & Steel take the same tune
and turn it into crisp trouble-funk New Jersey based Club music. The band
themselves round out the package with both an extended club version
(surely one of the band’s longest tracks ever, weighing in at over 5
minutes!) and the original lo-fi punk version.
Can You Seen Straight? is available now at the Ninjashop and iTunes. The album Michel Poiccard is also available in limited numbers of vinyl here.
The video holds true to the theme of movement and travel. Shot mostly in
two of the band’s favorite cities, Brooklyn and Paris, it juxtaposes
beautiful shots of those cities with crazy live footage and "the various
mischief the double headed tiger spirit of Death Set gets into." Check it out below.
Those pesky little scamps known as The Death Set have been making a nuisance of themselves again. This time in the form of remixing both the song and video for 'The Mess Up' by fellow Aussies DZ Deathrays. As the band say themselves "Think two dudes, bottle of Jameson, one song, copious vomiting".
Teasing ahead to their brand new album Starfire, Norwegian octet Jaga Jazzist drop the thundering 12-minute synth juggernaut that is Oban backed with a smouldering rework from friend and fellow countryman Todd Terje; head to Pitchfork to listen in full.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Portico's Norwich, Sheffield and Manchester dates on their European tour have been re-scheduled to later this year. The band perform live at Whelan's in Dublin tonight; full tour dates.