Shattercones EP launch
They are cinematic landscapes, claustrophobic dark rooms and short films with bursts of violence, regret and loss. Shattercones recipe: 1x 100-year-old slide guitar, 1x Viola with loops, 1x drum machine, 3x large tom toms, 1 x analogue synth, 2 x guitars, and 3 x vocals.
Since forming in late 2018 Shattercones have provided soundscapes for several projects, including an immersive installation in Berlin celebrating feminist icon Elizabeth Barrett Browning; they also designed the soundscapes that accompanied the Twin Peaks UK Festival in October 2019. Live highlights include playing the O2 Kentish Town Forum in November 2018, 1865 Southampton November 2019 and SWX Bristol October 2019.
Drawing from the same waters as Hildur Guðnadóttir, Nadine Shah, Ennio Morricone, Scott Walker, Tindersticks, Suicide, Philip Glass, Dirty Three and John Coltrane, the band bring a unique and occasionally unhinged presence to any venue.
The band are proud to announce their debut EP, released on 17 April 2020. Recorded & produced by Robert Wilks at 123 Studios, mixed at Squarehead by Robert Wilks.
Four tracks under the title of the Manhattan Project scientist and “Destroyer of Worlds”; Oppenheimer:
EP artwork by Beirut artist Serge Najjar “The Architecture of Light”.
“… A mindset that pushes well beyond the confines of standard verse-chorus-verse constructs to take on a more epic, filmic sweep” – Joyzine Live review
"They have an exciting ability to think outside the box and thus enhance the installation's carefully constructed microcosm with narratively stimulating music- and soundscapes." – Jos Porath (Berlin Theatre Director and Nestroy-Prize winner).
“The band’s set-up is far from standard and they are all about pushing the boundaries to create songs in an original way. The music is dark and atmospheric and at times it feels like a Quentin Tarantino film score”. – Rock Regeneration
“Shattercones are rare geological features that are only known to form in the bedrock beneath meteorite impact craters or underground nuclear explosions”. – Wikipedia
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