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If a musician’s creative output is intrinsically linked to the journey that brought them to that point then it is hardly surprising that Discolor Blind’s debut EP Long Vivid Dream is a mercurial blend of flavours and genres. The journey taken by frontman Askhan Malayeri has been one that has taken him from his native Tehran to Cambridge and London and then across the Atlantic to Canada, where he established his own studio and began pulling together all of the ideas that would weave together as his first significant release.

The first single from the EP is ‘Black and Grey’, a song shot through with the melancholia and angst that crept in from the cold Canadian winters he now found himself acclimatising to. But it also sums up the myriad textures found on the record, a mix of chilled and measured washes, which are used as platforms for more intricate sounds from raw guitars and plaintive pianos to pop beats and even sultry jazz grooves.

It’s a subtle, moody song, and while we’re not huge fans of lyric videos as a thing here at AA, this one at least has some compelling visuals accompanying a truly magical tune. Watch it here:

It’s no secret that we’re fans of Hands Off Gretel here at Aural Aggro. Burn the Beauty Queen is – in our educated, objective opinion – a bona fide contemporary grunge classic.

Following the video release of ‘Bad Egg’ at the start of April, they’ve gone and done a cracking promo for ‘Plasters’ too. Watch it here:


Devin Townsend Project are set to release their eagerly awaited new studio album ‘Transcendence’ on the 9th September 2016 worldwide. Ahead of this, August 5th – today – sees the unveiling of the fist single from the album in the shape of ‘Failure’. We could tell you how it’s epic, cinematic, ambitious, proggy and all the rest, or you could just listen to it here:


DTP recently announced a European tour for 2017 with main support from Between The Buried & Me (excl. UK & Belgium) & Tesseract (UK only) plus openers Leprous (all dates). Full list of dates can be found below:

European Tour 2017

28.01 – Trix, Antwerp, Belgium

30.01 – Rockhall, Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

31.01 – Le Bataclan, Paris, France

1.02 – Roclschool Barbey, Bordeaux, France

5.02 – Le Moulin, Marseille, France

7.02 – Live Club, Milan, Italy

8.02 – Z7, Pratteln, Switzerland

9.02 – LKA Longhorn, Stuttgart, Germany

10.02 – Backstage, Munich, Germany

12.02 – Tvornica Club, Zagreb, Croatia

13.02 – A38, Budapest, Hungary

14.02 – Arena, Vienna, Austria

16.02 – The Roxy, Prague, Czech Republic

17.02 – Täubchenthal, Leipzig, Germany

18.02 – Kwadrat, Krakow, Poland

19.02 – Stodola, Warsaw, Poland

21.02 – Grünspan, Hamburg, Germany

22.02 – Voxhall, Aarhus, Germany

23.02 – Pustervik, Gothenburg, Sweden

25.02 – Blastfest, Bergen, Norway

26.02 – Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway

28.02 – The Circus, Helsinki, Finland

1.03 – Rytmikorjaamo, Seinäjoki, Finland

3.03 – Berns, Stockholm, Sweden

4.03 – KB, Malmö, Sweden

5.03 – Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark

7.03 – Columbia Theater, Berlin, Germany

8.03 – FZW, Dortmund, Germany

9.03 – 013, Tilburg, Netherlands

10.03 – De Melkweg, Amsterdam, Netherlands

12.03 – Colston Hall, Bristol, UK

13.03 – Academy, Manchester, UK

14.03 – Barrowlands, Glasgow, UK

16.03 – Institute, Birmingham, UK

17.03 – Eventim Apollo, London, UK

18.03 – Rock City, Nottingham, UK


Really? David Tibet and Youth? With an album , Create Christ, Sailor Boy, and live show in the offing, they’ve unveiled a brace of tracks, including the album’s final track, ‘Night Shout, Bird Tongue’. So yes this is really something which is happening nd it promises to be unusul if nothing else. And given the various path-crosings the two have made ove the last three decades, it’s perhps not as bizarre as it may ppear on the surface, so much as a collaboration a long time in the making.

A transformative union of two idiosyncratic tellers, Hypnopazūzu sees Current 93 speller David Tibet joining forces with the eternal Youth, famed not only for his work as bassist with Killing Joke but for production and collaborative work with an outlandishly eclectic list of artists from Alien Sex Fiend to Paul McCartney. Together, they’ve created a singular hallucinatory vision that marries symphonic splendour to indignant gnostic intensity – Create Christ, Sailor Boy draws in, and down, masks terrestrial and celestial and summons a collection of songs unlike anything either artist has created previously. In addition to this debut album release, the duo have also announced a live show in London on Saturday 22nd October at Union Chapel with The Stargazer’s Assistant in support.

Having both first skipped together on Current’s debut album Nature Unveiled in 1983, together, these two again manifested their sticky alchemy, with Youth’s ornate and dramatic arrangements sliding into and around Tibet’s vivid hypnagogic visions to end up in a psychic picnic hinterland that is as sumptuous as it is colourful in its opulence. Tibet’s luxurious kosmoi sliding slyly onto peaks of intent and intoxication on the album, and songs such as the Galactic Sexiness of ‘The Sex Of Stars’ and the Cuneiform Cuteness of ‘The Auras Are Escaping Into The Forest’ show him, backed by the emotive and expressive power of Youth’s arrangements, as a conduit turning unspelled grammars into grimoires.

Transcendent, tumultuous, and tricky, Create Christ, Sailor Boy is the sound of two spirits skipping as one to create a sidereal glimpse into uncounted cartoons. It seems likely this partnership will be a fruitful one, both in this realm and other playgrounds. “I am happy always to work with Youth in any way, forever and for ever and always and in all ways” stresses David. “I wait for my Ouija Board Planchette to receive his Mind’s Eye Text.

93 years in the making, this elaborately-packaged 3-sided LP (it will have a laser etching on Side 4) contains ten songs and brings together spheres and planets for the Ultimate Hallucinatory PickNick. Also available in CD and digital formats, check out the House of Mythology store for pre-orders.  This album will come with two different front covers; one by David Tibet, the other by Youth, available on 26th August.

Hear ‘NIght Shout, BIrd Tongue’ here:


‘Shake Shake’ from Irish girl-rock act REWS may be  bit more accessible than a lot of the stuff you’ll usually find here at Aural Aggravation, but we’re all about music that excites us, and we know a cracking song when we hear one. ‘Shake Shake’ is a cracking song.

Consisting of songstress Shauna Tohill and beat-maker Collette Williams together they’ve been creating a genuine buzz with their brand of punky alt-rock including plays from Kerrang Radio, Planet Rock, Team Rock Radio, Steve Lamacq, Amazing Radio and Dan O’Connell on Radio X.

They also play at The Great Escape this year.

Watch the video here:

Download the track here: