Today, York/Hull-based post-punk two-piece, Mary and The Ram (featuring Dom Smith on drums, and Kiran Tanna on vocals, and production) have released a new EP featuring their singles (worked on by John Fryer, and Dave Ogilvie), and remixes by Officers (known for touring with Gary Numan and Placebo), and up-and-coming UK electronic rock band, Birthmarks.
The band is also planning to launch a new podcast centring around speaking to musical heroes, producers and creatives. More news on that to be announced soon.
Reading-based harsh noise duo Victim Unit have announced their debut EP ‘Hopeless Failure’ to be released on July 3 via their own Hibernacula Record label. The band will also be releasing the EP on Tape the same day exclusively through Affair Records.
Victim Unit’s sound is abrasive combining elements of grindcore, metal and industrial, while their live show is an intense, challenging and raucous journey into the pair’s collective consciousness, as they battle issues around mental health, and past trauma.
On the new EP, guitarist and producer, Danny Page [Negative Thought Process] comments: “Hopeless Failure combines both of our influences but also expands into a sound I never thought we would be capable of creating, I feel like we’ve genuinely created Depressive, Aggressive Noise.” Following the pandemic, VU will be announcing a number of tour dates to support the release.
Hull/York band Mary and The Ram is streaming the Officers remix of their latest single, ‘Eclipse’ now, released recently on The New Anonymous / Forever Underdogs.
Before the remix by Officers’ Jamie Baker, the original version of ‘Eclipse’ was recorded at Melrose Yard Studios in York, UK and co-produced between Kiran, and New York-based producer, Kallie Marie (Explosions For Her Majesty), the band have also hooked in the talents of Dave Ogilvie (The Weeknd, NIN, Skinny Puppy) for mixing, and mastering by Howie Weinberg (Thirty Seconds To Mars, Mars Volta, Nirvana).
MaTR has also made efforts to expand the live sound, recruiting musicians from both York and Hull to join the group as full-time members: Edward Alan Logie (Modern Mood Swings) and Sarah Shiels (Black Delta Movement). Live dates will be announced soon.