New album released through Overground Records on 17th September 2012 Available as a 16 track CD or 12 track LP (coloured vinyl
Formed in Dublin in 1981, Ireland’s longest running punk band have become increasingly successful, culminating in what has already been described as a “snarling and aggressive lyrically, perfectly bitter, recession-themed album” by State Magazine.
The 16 track album features special guests in the form of Crass’ frontman Steve Ignorant, The Cravats’ vocalist The Shend, the legendary TV Smith and Rubella Ballet’s Zillah Minx and has been mastered by Sid Ation from Rubella Ballet.
The album has already broken mainstream barriers by having two Top 10 Irish singles Politician (from Der Election EP) and the follow-up Outsider Artist (featuring TV Smith both of which, in a huge leap of public support, broke through the X – Factor barrier and nestled at No. 6 in the charts. The band hope the next single taken from the album will also hit number 6, as the 666 reference equates to the devil’s involvement in the rest of the Top 10.
Paranoid Visions featuring TV Smith – Outsider Artist
Paranoid Visions have always avoided being genre specific in their musical output and this album is no exception. The contrasts between the 54 second hardcore of Problem with the 6 minute long Killing Joke inspired punk/metal of Nuclear Victims, to the 11 minute long Recession Klub track, (a doom laden reflection on the state of the economy that was described in an early pre-release review as being “a mini-masterpiece that not many punk bands would have the nerve to attempt”) added to the Crass meets The Buzzcocks track Split Personality (featuring Steve Ignorant on lead vocals) and the angular, Wire inspired, Rising Tides give this album an eclecticism that crosses genres, styles and influences.
Clocking in at 69 minutes long the album was clearly too long to fit on vinyl, so the first 12 tracks will feature and the package contains a cd of the entire album and the 20 page cd booklet to make a beautiful package.
Austerity Crusade /On The Run /Outsider Artist /Politician /Poles Apart /All Systems Go /Statement Of Intent /Dangerous Rhythm /Split Personality /Tainted Ink /Rising Tide /(Don’t Let The) Rot Set In /Beatenhovans Symphony /Problem /Nuclear Victims (The Bombsong) /Recession Klub
Overground Records, PO Box 1NW, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, NE99 1NW