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Approved: Gary, Indiana

By | Published on Thursday 3 December 2020

Gary, Indiana

Gary, Indiana have released three singles this year, each one an exhilarating piece of experimental post-punk. None more so that their latest offering, ‘Nike Of Samothrace’, which rounds off the year by coiling up like a spring, ready to launch themselves and anyone who’d care to come with them into 2021.

“We wanted ‘Nike Of Samothrace’ to be like a blunt instrument, both lyrically and musically”, say the band. “It’s purely brute force, gouging away with all dials turned up full, including the guttural bass line, which was inspired by Thomas Bangalter’s score for ‘Irreversible’ and Hans Zimmer’s score for ‘Blade Runner 2049′”.

“We’re very much driven by rhythm and movement and also wanted to experiment with a Liquid Liquid style percussive breakdown”, they add. “We love when genres and dynamics are smashed together in an untidy way… we love to butcher things”.

Butchery it maybe, but they’ve taken the various disassembled animals and Frankensteined them into something new and glorious. And on that horrific image, I’ll leave you with the video for ‘Nike Of Samothrace’: