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Fucked Up sign to Merge

By | Published on Wednesday 25 July 2018

Merge Records announced earlier this week that it has signed Fucked Up to a new record deal. The band will release a new album, ‘Dose Your Dreams’, through the label on 5 Oct.

Frequent Fucked Up collaborator Owen Pallett, who composed string parts for the new album, says of the record: “I was sent an unfinished version of ‘Dose Your Dreams’ so that I might contribute string parts. I couldn’t stop listening to the rough mixes I received”.

He went on: “A friend asked me how the record was. I replied, ‘my god, Fucked Up have made their ‘Screamadelica”. And psych-rock-groove it is. The drums mixed wide, propensity for drones, for delay pedal, for repetition, groove. The politics and aesthetics of hardcore married to an ‘open format’ approach to genre. Elements of doo-wop, krautrock, groove, digital hardcore”.

The band are set to play the Visions festival in London on 3 Aug. They’ve also released a video for the new album’s first single, ‘Raise Your Voice Joyce’: