Tuesday, 25 March 2014

The History of Colour TV - Split Blood

The last time The History of Colour TV appeared on these pages they were topping the bill in Nugazer's end-of-year album list.

Fast-forward three months and Berlin's noisiest offspring are back with a brand new single and another dose of crackling synthgaze.

Split Blood is the band's first release since Saint Marie gave Emerald Cures Chic Ills a physical release in early 2013 and builds on that momentum as scuffed guitars tear holes in measured synth riffs and bursts of tremolo buffer verses like warped punctuation. It's a notable return to form and a clear statement of intent for 2014.

Split Blood is backed by a brace of remixes; the first from label-mates Bloody Knives who offer a bruising breakbeat imprint, and the second from home-town collaborators E_S_D, whose skewed percussion blurs into melting drone.

Split Blood is out today on Saint Marie Records as a limited one-sided 7" or digital download.

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