CUBANATE GET BRUTAL!
UK techno-rockers CUBANATE herald a new compilation album with a pair of live dates this month.
The 14-track Brutalism covers the band’s first four years, drawing on their first three albums Antimatter, Cyberia and Barbarossa, and features remastered versions of singles such as ‘Oxyacetylene’, ‘Body Burn’ and ‘Joy’.
Check out ‘Body Burn’.
Due for release on 5 May, Brutalism is available to pre-order here.
Formed in London in 1992 around a nucleus of vocalist Marc Heal and guitarist Phil Barry, later joined by NITZER EBB drummer Julian Beeston. Fusing techno beats with rock guitar, they supported the likes of SISTERS OF MERCY, GARY NUMAN and FRONT 242. Splitting in 200, they reformed last year for Chicago’s Cold Waves festival.
Speaking about Brutalism, Heal says, “Listening back to these old tracks and hearing them remastered I’m pleased and surprised how fresh they sound. We had so little time to record them, it was all done on the fly. These days, with EDM now big corporate business, it’s easy to forget how wild and anarchic that early techno scene was. Anything went. One thing to remember was that it was only ten or twelve years after punk. If you had been a 16-year-old punk in 1978, you were still barely in your late 20’s when all these mad raves were happening so a lot of people who were a bit older in the scene were people who had been punks and still carried that spirit.”
The gigs in Glasgow and London represent their first UK shows since 1999. Catch them at….
28 April – Saint Luke’s, GLASGOW
30 April – O2 Academy Islington, LONDON
Support comes from EMPIRION, KANGA, JE$US LOVES AMERIKA and (in London only) CEASE2XIST.
Tickets are available here.