New Music // And So I Watch You From Afar – ‘BEAUTIFULUNIVERSEMASTERCHAMPION’
And So I Watch You From Afar premiered the second single from their upcoming album Gangs a week or so ago on the radio, but the stream quality was a bit weak so I decided against posting it.
As with lead single ‘Search:Party:Animal,’ the Northern Irish fourpiece have made the follow-up ‘BEAUTIFULUNIVERSEMASTERCHAMPION’ (there is some conflicting information about the format of the name, but I’m choosing to believe it’s still in ALLCAPS) available for free download from their Soundcloud.
It’s been a staple of the band’s live set as long as I’ve been seeing them (made my debut in Whelan’s on New Year’s Eve and have seen them twice since, including last month’s support slot for Gogol Bordello) and has already become a highlight with its distinctive doom metal riff and near-constant aural pressure (check out the waveforms on the Soundcloud display – it’s relentless).
Gangs is scheduled for release on May 2 via the Richter Collective.