ETCHES are a five-piece outfit who found each other through the music scene in Liverpool. They share a love of beats, bass, electronics, ear-catching melodies and intricate arrangements.
‘Do Nothing’ / ‘The Great Void’ is being rush-released digitally and on beermat (with download code) as part of indie label Fierce Panda’s rejuvenated one-off singles ‘club’. The release is occurring on September 24th to tie in with ETCHES’ headline show at Stoke Newington Waiting Room that very night, while they play a hometown launch at East Village Arts a week later on October 1st.
Following a string of singles championed by Radio One, Xfm, NME and Q magazine, and hot on the heels of this here fierce panda release, ETCHES are releasing their first substantial body of work, the ‘Wall Of Sleep’ EP on November 6th.
The five tracks – including both ‘Do Nothing’ and ‘The Great Void’ - were recorded on an idyllic Devonshire farm with producer James Bragg (Gengahr). In this isolated farmhouse a potent blend of whiskey and coffee, combined with lack of internet connection, led to an immersive recording process which has resulted in an imaginative and intriguing EP.
ETCHES have developed the dark, electro aesthetic of their previous releases into a more mature and authoritative sound, using the EP format to further explore their fascination with themes of illusion, alienation and the modern human condition. And seeing as how one of their previous singles was the hypnotically abstract ‘Ice Cream Dream Machine’, that’s a lot of further exploration taking place.
The entire ‘Wall Of Sleep’ EP meanwhile is officially released on November 6th but CD versions will be available, along with the ‘Do Nothing’ / ‘The Great Void’ beermat, at these launch shows here:
SEPTEMBER 24TH LONDON STOKE NEWINGTON Waiting Room
OCTOBER 1ST LIVERPOOL East Village Arts