Recommended by us on 15th October 2010.
Thread Pulls are nearly a rock band, stripped back to a core of drums and bass. Skewed grooves anchor their hypnotic proto-disco sound - kick-drum centred and sub-bass heavy. Roughly cut vocal layers and eastern trumpet-echoes coupling solar-synth-drones bring to mind early elements of future sounds. With echoes of Sheffield’s most prolific sound processers Cabaret Voltaire and the complex polyrhythms and repetitive dance styles of New York’s ESG, the band now releases their debut album New Thoughts on Irish independent label OSAKA recordings. To mark the release of New Thoughts, Thread Pulls will perform extensively live a tour of Europe and Scandinavia with good friends Thulebasen in September and October. Thread Pulls previously played the ATP festival in the UK at the invitation of Vincent Gallo. They have previous performed with No Age, Fuck Buttons, Chris Corsano, Cathal Coughlan and These Are Powers. "Built from feedback,dissonant chops + reedy vocals..like Thurston Moore traversing a tar pit" The Wire // "Their post punk stomp touches base with bands like Liars, a primal funk hidden under sheet metal" Brainwashed // “like This Heat rearranging their Twilight Furniture for some spirit dancing" 20 Jazz Funk Greats // "Brings to mind Throbbing Gristle's "Cornets" being covered by Sonic Youth" Brainwashed
1 How to talk 2 Weight 3 These new thoughts 4 Starts ends 5 HhYy 6 Sink and swim 7 Dead heat 8 Wake up 9 Joujouka reminder 10 No sound
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