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UST out is Therapy?’s first recording for new label Amazing Record Co., Disquiet, which comprises 11 tracks of charged, in-your-face, bruisingly melodic punk/ metal.
A sequel of sorts to the band’s million-selling 1994 album Troublegum, it is by turns confrontational, challenging, vengeful and venomous, a visceral and utterly compelling document of a confident band operating at the peak of their powers.
Produced by Tom Dalgety (Royal Blood/ Band Of Skulls/ Turbowolf ), it is both the most accessible record Therapy? have made in two decades and a reaffirmation of their healthy respect for noise, chaos and unsettling psychodrama.
“We wanted to write something a bit more anthemic again,” explains vocalist/guitarist Andy Cairns, “In May last year we did a 20th anniversary tour for the Troublegum album and it was completely sold-out, it was great hearing those songs sung back at us, and seeing what they meant to people.
“Clearly it would be idiocy for us to attempt to recreate Troublegum because that was a different era and a different line-up , but the starting point for this album for me was thinking ‘What would the protagonist of Troublegum be doing 20 years on?’
“Our last two albums were more experimental and diverse, and we already knew that we wanted to go back to more song-based stuff this time around, so that conceptual idea dovetailed perfectly with what we planned in terms of the album’s musical direction.”
Outsiders from day one, Therapy? have drawn upon the attendant feelings of alienation, frustration and dislocation for strength and inspiration across their remarkable 26-year career, crafting a dark, idiosyncratic worldview which has garnered the group a reputation as one of the most uncompromising, creative and individualistic bands of their generation.
The tightly wound punk-metal of Troublegum propelled Therapy? into the UK Top five, sold one million copies worldwide and spawned no less than five Top 40 singles, landing the band a Mercury Music Prize nomination in the process.
Disquiet, the band’s fourteenth studio album, extends this proud legacy, and finds the trio of Cairns, bassist Michael McKeegan and drummer Neil Cooper in incendiary form.
From the brilliant, brutalist wake-up call of snub-nosed opening track Still Hurts through to the aching, end-of-the-world desolation of closer Deathstimate, Disquiet is Therapy? at their sharpest and most focused, a weighty, undeniably powerful and emotionally affecting body of work which both builds upon the band’s acclaimed catalogue and opens up new creative horizons.
Updating the angstfilled Troublegum story with searing honesty and no little wit, it’s a fascinating, bold and belligerent set of modern rock anthems which stands toe-to-toe with the finest albums in the Therapy? canon.
Therapy? are shortly to hit the road for a UK concert tour in support of their new Disquiet album and the tour will be reaching Manchester on Saturday, April 18 for a date at the Academy 2 venue.
We have three copies of the new Therapy? album, Disquiet, to give away this week and to be in with a chance of winning one, simply correctly answer the following question: What is the name of Therapy?’s vocalist/ guitarist?
Send your answer together with your name and address to ‘Therapy? Competition’, 31 Watergate Way, Woolton, Liverpool, L25 8TP.
The closing date of the competition is April 24, all winners are randomly selected and the prizes are strictly nontransferable.
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