September 4, 2015

Listen. If you’ve come to Future Noise hoping that we’ll tell you that everything’s going to be fine, and we’re just going to roll out lovely kooky Scandinavian songstresses every week, you’re in the wrong place. The future’s not all candy floss and Swedish pop, you know. It’s gritty. Sometimes it’s confusing. Sometimes it hurts.

So bring on Vertical Slump. Formed from the ashes of respected DIY outfits Shopping, Gloss Rejection, Omi Palone and Circuit Breaker, the band makes post-punk tracks that gallop at you through layers of scuzz. It’s all ambient intensity; jagging guitars, rumbling basslines, minimal, bruising percussion.

The band released their first demo exclusively on cassette, but now they’re going all mainstream and releasing an EP on 7 inch vinyl. Recorded at Sound Savers with Mark Jasper, it’s been mastered by the legendary Daniel Husayn at the North London Bomb Factory with production values that even the most anti-pop of punks can get behind.

Shake your earholes up below.