EVANS THE DEATH

VANILLA (FORTUNA POP!)

EVANS THE DEATH - VANILLA 97853
Format:
1 LP
Release:
10.06.2016
Label:
FORTUNA POP!
Kat.-Nr.:
97853
Barcode:
5060044172779
London 5 piece Evans the Death return with Vanilla, their most ambitious and experimental album to date, eschewing the more traditional pop structures and hooks of their first two albums, 2012's ST debut and 2015's Expect Delays.

While Expect Delays was a step towards something more interesting, more collaborative, experimental and abrasive - a bleak, introspective kind of album that still retained a pop sensibility - Vanilla sees the band veer in an ever more adventurous direction: more aggressive, extroverted and raw.

The band was formed by brothers Dan and Olly Moss, singer Katherine Whitaker, James Burkitt(drums) and Daniel Raphael (bass).

The new album was recorded at Lightship95 in London with producer Rory Attwell. Highly variegated in style and mood, brimming with extreme contrasts, from noisy to funky to melodic, energetic to dejected, full of chaos and restlessness, the album was the result of a carefully planned recording strategy, as Dan Moss explains: "We deliberately booked very little time in the studio, and we pretty much did everything live, together in the room - there was no trying to fix any mistakes.

It's a very high fidelity recording - an accurate reproduction of the original source".

With no specific musical reference point, the songs on Vanilla veer wildly in style, lending a real energy and vitality to the flow of the album.

A dark, howling, ragged storm, impossible to categorise, Vanilla is anything but - a far cry from the bland, unimaginative music that pervades the airwaves.

It is a brittle, brilliant new chapter in the story of a band who never fail to surprise.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. HAUNTED WHEELCHAIR
  • 1.2. SUITCASE JIMMY
  • 1.3. NO IMITATIONS
  • 1.4. HEY! BUDDY
  • 1.5. CABLE ST. BLUES
  • 1.6. DISOWNER
  • 1.7. HOT SAUCE
  • 1.8. ARMCHAIR THEATRE
  • 1.9. WELCOME TO USK
  • 1.10. EUROPEAN BISON