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AAA Music | 7 December 2019

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LATEST IN HOUSE RELEASES 20TH JUNE 2011 + Primavera Business

| On 27, May 2011



BLANCK MASS – ‘Blanck Mass’ (Rock Action)
‘Blanck Mass’ is the debut solo album from Benjamin John Power, one half of acclaimed noise terrorists Fuck Buttons. The ten tracks make up something of a concept album on the subject of cerebral hypoxia, the clever-clogs term for when not enough oxygen gets to the brain. Fans of Fuck Buttons’s classics like ‘Olympians’ will find much here to appreciate, but while Fuck Buttons stuff soars to anthemic, euphoric drones, Ben’s Blanck Mass material is far more patient, nuanced and subtle. As well as being inspired by cerebral hypoxia, Ben’s also taken influence from the natural world and has mooted a future in soundtracking nature wildlife documentaries. Recorded in Ben’s London flat last year and released on Mogwai’s Rock Action label.

DRIVER DRIVE FASTER – ‘Open House’ (aA Recordings)
One of the most talked about new bands in Manchester, Driver Drive Faster release their masterful debut album: a rich, timeworn sound that exists somewhere between Americana and spectral indie rock. It’s crafted song-writing at its best, hinging on stirring chord sequences and moments of fragile beauty. Think Mercury Rev’s Deserter’s Songs for a new generation! Taking their name from the first line in WH Auden’s poem Calypso, in which he’s running late to meet his lover, Driver Drive Faster formed in Manchester and have, in their short career, supported The Aliens, The Phantom Band, Darwin Deez, Japandroids and more.
Here’s ‘Gravel Dents’

Driver Drive Faster are on tour, with a really special night at the Barfly this coming Friday:
27 May – London (John Kennedy XFM Night) – Barfly – a doubleheader with the amazing COLOURMUSIC:
30 May – Manchester – Eurocultured Festival
10 June – Lake District – Imploding Inevitable Festival
17 June – Manchester (Akoustik Anarkhy Album Launch Party) – Kraak Gallery
21 June – Cardiff – 10 Feet Tall Tickets
22 June – London (Free Entry Show) – Shacklewell Arms
23 June – Bristol – Mother’s Ruin
25 June – Preston (Glastonferret Festival)
14 August – Skipton – Greetings From Beacons Festival
19-21 August – Green Man Festival – Brecon Beacons

Lastly, AIDAN MOFFAT & BILL WELLS released their first album together ‘Everything’s Getting Older’ to a whole heap of praise last month. Here’s the new video to stand-out track ‘The Copper Top’, which is a day in the life documentary of Aidan & Bills funeral director’s business.