“Fusion of smutty electronica, suicide-esque atmospherics and post-punk vocals” - Artrocker
“Hypnotic post industrial beats, a relentless guitar riff combined with nods to The Velvets & Nico, Einsturzende Neubauten and the Mary Chain is pretty much guaranteed to get our toes a-tapping” - The Von Pip Musical Express
“Deathline should probably come packaged in a leather jacket and shades and instantly give you an inferiority complex.” - Sounds XP
Jennie Werlemar (Vocals/Bass) | Kaoru Sato (Guitar/ Programming)
In June this year London rock/electronic duo Deathline returned with new single ‘Ten of Club’s as a statement of intent. After a spell of shows in the US along the East Coast and Midwest they retreated into the studio to pursue a darker and heavier path which led them to recoding new material with Josiah Mazzaschi (whose credits include Smashing Pumpkins/Built to Spill/Rilo Kiley/Deap Vally/William Reid)…’Ten of Clubs’ was only the beginning.
The initial visceral blend of dirty electronica, throbbing garage rock and post-punk prowess made the track a swaggering beast, but in ‘NOVA’ they have made a world that offers up a whole lot more.
Instrumental opener ‘Black Money’ struts in like The Stooges meets Morricone; the soundtrack of post-industrial outlaws. Combining sleazy riffs, husky vocals and expansive and grinding programming they cross-over the world of guitar rock and electronica with confidence. The darkly textured mix includes heavy psych, shoegaze and kraut sensibilities that have drawn comparisons to Jesus and Mary Chain, Suicide, Einsturzende Neubauten and The Raveonettes.
‘Every Dying Breath’ creates a hazy and psychedelic tone, ‘Warm Leather’ is a euphoric and uplifting moment of calm that raises the hairs on the back of your neck and ‘Don’t Waste Your Time’ is stripped back blues at its most delicate. But never far away are the crunching riffs as they kick off on ‘Surrender Monkey’, ‘Sweden v Poland’ and ‘Ten of Clubs’ whilst ‘Nova’ sees them drift off into post-rock territory.
released 26 November 2012
Written by K Sato – J Werlemar // Copyright control
JENNIE WERLEMAR // bass guitar, lead vocals
KAORU SATO // guitars, keyboards, programming, vocals
Josiah Mazzaschi // additional keyboards and programming
Simon Murphy // drone on "Don't Waste Your Time", "Red"
Produced and mixed by Josiah Mazzaschi at Cave Studio, Los Angeles. Additional mixing on "Nova" by Deathline
"Don't Waste Your Time", "Red" and "Warm Leather" produced and mixed by Deathline in London with additional engineering by Daniel Hardy
Mastered by Jeff Mortimer at JM Mastering
The copyright on this recording resides with Deathline and Rock Noir Recordings
P&© 2012, Rock Noir Recordings, London, UK, All rights reserved / rocknoirmusic.tumblr.com