Monday 12 December 2016

Lorraine - Gimbal Lock b/w Pitch/Roll/Yaw 7"


1. Gimbal Lock
2. Pitch/Roll/Yaw

It seems as though the closer I'm getting to xmas, the less time I have to write. I'm off for a week on the 21st so that should balance things out, hopefully. Once again, thanks to Daniel from Time As A Color for sending me a copy. Lorraine is another new band to me, hailing from Vienna in Austria. This quartet have been jamming since 2011 and have created what they call "jazzchorus driven post-punk". This is their latest 7" and follows an LP, an earlier 7" and a four-way split EP. It was released by no less than 8 labels, in cooperation.

Everything that Daniel (Time As A Color) has sent me has been really enjoyable and this is no exception. It’s got a bizarre pop-sensibility to it at the start of opener Gimbal Lock. The guitar melody reminds me more of electro-synth pop than post-punk to begin with. Those opening bars give way to distorted guitars, vocals that flit between raw garage-punk and clean, and skillful percussion. Pitch/Roll/Yaw follows in the same vein but is a whole lot more punk than post (in my opinion). The drum beat is effortlessly danceable and with the melody still coursing through, Lorraine would be as comfortable playing in an 80s discotheque as they would at a punk show. This is just my interpretation of this 7”. I love it and I know a lot of other people who would as well. Now what are the chances of them playing little old Harrogate!

You can stream the 7" and grab it as a name-your-price download here:-

You can get physical copies from the labels involved (who still have it in stock) below:-

Time As A Color -
My Name Is Jonas -
Laserlife Records -
Stereo Dasein -
Krimskramz -

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Desertion Records Facebook -
Krimskramz Facebook -

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