Aka Rory Attwell, ex-Test Icicles, Kasms, RAT:ATT:AGG and producer extraordinaire (with credits including Palma Violets, Yuck, Male Bonding, The Vaccines, Mazes, Let’s Wrestle and countless others), Warm Brains will release his second LP on November 6th via Milk Milk Lemonade Records. Expect obtuse, off-kilter riffs, full of melodic charm and haunting melodies. Check out the latest cut ‘Languid Tarmac’ below.
Announce new album BIG WOW for November 6TH
via Milk Milk Lemonade Records
Warm Brains, aka Rory Attwell, ex-Test Icicles, Kasms, RAT:ATT:AGG and producer, engineer extraordinaire (credits include Palma Violets, Yuck, Male Bonding, The Vaccines, Mazes, Let’s Wrestle and countless others) is set to return with his first full album since the release of ‘Old Volcanoes’ back in 2011.
listen to ‘Languid Tarmac’
Below is a memo from the Artiste:
“So it’s been a bit longer than planned since I put out the last warm brains album ‘Old Volcanoes’. I stuck an ep and a single out in-between to distract from how long it’s been but there’s not getting passed it; it’s been a while.
I’d like to say it’s because I’ve been busy working 100hrs a week producing earth shattering, chart busting indie rock records (I produced the NME’s single of the year in 2013 y’know!) but that’s only semi true. I’ve had plenty of time but making a record by yourself takes fucking ages and sometimes you just wanna sit on a couch for a bit or go to Spain.
Anyway, on to the album…
‘Big Wow’, a juvenile album title designed to inflect a degree of self-deprecation to perhaps distract from my secret belief that I’m dead good at music. Actually, here’s a little known fact. 92% of musicians think they they’re misunderstood geniuses 21% of the time, 42% of the time they’re frantically scrabbling around trying to find food and hunting for the bullion required to pay their board and lodging (much the same as pretty much all other humans) and the other 37% is spent feeling like a worm being crushed by the weight of one’s own insignificance in the ever expanding universe.
Of course there are some individual who are exceptions to the rule who think they’re ‘the tits’ 84% of the time and have the adept ability of convincing the gullible amongst us that they’re right, only one day to be found out as the charlatans they really are, eventually to face public ridicule when their antics become insufferable, we all know the type.
I digress, but essentially this album title is the reflection of the amalgam of two conflicting states of self-perception resulting in an inevitable, awkward blur. indifference. like whatever. Is that it? An absurdist statement, in the most positive of ways… “You finished it at last now stop dicking about picking your nose and making another one”
I was going call the record ‘All Hail Davey Cameron’s Majestic Luncheon Meat Face’ as that also seemed apt, but didn’t roll off the tongue so well.
Anyway maybe you’ll like it, give it a few listens and give transmit your honest opinion back to me via the printed page and internet super highway. I think it’s a grower, like all the best ones are (I hope)
Also, one more thing, and hinting again at the covert egocentricity of this project, I basically did everything myself, playing, recording, mixing mastering, artwork. All that crap, but I did have some assistance from Katherine Whitaker from Evans the death, who sung on a song, Robin Silas from Male Bonding, who drummed on a song and Max Bloom from Yuck, who trumpeted on a song.
I don’t if any of this helps sell the record, is it just another pile of stuff from a medium that is becoming ever under-appreciated that most people seem to be increasingly indifferent towards? I dunno, but I secretly think it’s brilliant, so sod it. Here it is.
Big fucking Wow”
– Rory Attwell
Pre-order the album at: www.milkmilklemonade.co.uk/
Catch Warm Brains live on the forthcoming dates below.
7th Lexington, London w/ Telegram
11th Old Blue Last, London (album launch)