Following on from their second LP The Rest Is Distraction, ‘Die Leere’ sees the band strip back some of the atonal, noisy elements of their sound and replace it with an intense sparseness, glassy clarity, and added melodic touch. The band’s trademark tribal drums and driving bass are still present, alongside warped, deathrock-influenced modulated guitar figures, all adding up to a refreshing update on their truly experimental post-punk.
Taking a verse each, vocalists John and Jim sing succinct lines dealing with the physicality of human anxiety, and project the anguish of indecision. This subject matter leads on from the internal questioning and
emotional darkness on The Rest Is Distraction, leaving the sloganeering and broad statements to the current crop of UK guitar bands.
Unlike to the title ‘I Know No Other Way’, the EP shows the band do know another way and the way is no less brilliant than what’s gone before, and undoubtedly what is to come next.
‘Die Leere’ was recorded and mixed by Girls In Synthesis and recorded at Gun Factory and S.I.C.K. Studio in London and mastered by Ayumu Matsuo. The line-up is John Linger on lead vocals and bass; Jim Cubit on vocals and guitar; and Nicole Pinto on drums.