Gentle Friendly announce album, ‘KAUA’I O’O A’A’, Clash premiere ‘Wild Grass’
We are excited to present 'KAUA'I O'O A'A', the upcoming album from Gentle Friendly, which will be released on the 26th May 2014 in the UK, 27th May in the US.
Above is the artwork and Clash have premiered 'Wild Grass', a track taken from that album, HERE.
Gentle Friendly are the London-based duo of David Maurice and Richard Manber, whose penchant for circular melodies, tidal fuzz and rapid junked rhythms is delivered via an austere instrumental setup of vocals, Casio MT-40 keyboard and drums (sometimes electronic), alongside an array of tapes and electronics. Since forming in 2008, they have released a steady sequence of singular and acclaimed recordings, forging a sound that – whilst informed by a rich tapestry of influences and a particular brand of ‘Future Englishness’ - is instantly recognizable as their own.
Talking to Clash about the things that influenced and informed 'KAUA'I O'O A'A', Maurice and Manber explain: "the twelve songs on this record are about a lot of things, but they are mostly collective love songs and songs about the weather. Some of them are also about skinhead girl gangs, circular time, arson... One thing we were thinking about was translation, how music from Chicago, Detroit and elsewhere could make sense in terms of this primitive broken-down set of instruments we have - two punks in an ex-industrial building hundreds and thousands of miles away hearing those sounds and trying to make sense of it in a different way."
'KAUA'I O'O A'A' is available to pre-order on vinyl and digital formats on the FatCat store HERE