From the press release! 🙂 you can now pick them up from us at shows!
Safety Second Music are delighted to finally announce the physical release of London Towns own Post-Punk / Punk-Step / call-them-what-you-will explosive 4 piece’s second EP, including expanded artwork, details and lyrics. Recorded by Ben Standage (from Hardcore / Progcore weirdos DOWN I GO) at Orchard Studios over the summer in 2011
After unprecedented underground interest generated by its digital release on iTunes, Spotify, bandcamp etc… and selling hundreds of the lead single KICK AND SHOVE at shows throughout the UK and Germany, Safety Second stepped up and have done a limited edition physical run of the full EP on CD with Vinyl to follow in 2012.
Referred to as the “Best EP of the year” by influential American website Punknews.org (review), Dissociates have often been difficult to define – being referenced with Fugazi and Bluetip, Biffy Clyro and Billy Talent, Les Savy Fav and The Pixies, The Clash and The Jam, Franz Ferdinand and the Minutemen and Future Of The Left and Mclusky
After playing the country with the likes of Joe Lally (Fugazi), Blag (The Dwarves), Lars Friedrickson (Rancid), Crazy Arm, Capdown, The King Blues, Sonic Boom Six – Dissociates recorded and released the DROWN THIS TOWN EP over the summer of constant touring and discontent, actually finishing the process on that awful weekend of the Norwegian massacre and news of Amy Winehouse’s death.
In 2011 the Dissociates toured Germany twice off their own back and have been up and down the country multiple times with the likes of crazy arm, capdown and Damerels.
“The EP reflects a general disenchantment with whats going on in London – and beyond – at the moment, we are referencing everyone from Henry Miller to the situationists in ’68” Says Daniel Stevens (vocals, Guitar)
“There aren’t enough artists who are prepared to take a stand – or are able to do so with any kind of intelligence – in the x-Factor age its only artists like Future Of The Left or Billy Bragg who are making a coherent stand. We aim to help them with that musically, morally and directionally” Ned Mendez (Guitar, Vocals)
Dissociates will be continuing to tour the EP in early 2012 and have been asked by the Old Blue Last to do a release party in January. In 2012 Dissociates will be returning to Germany and France, and visiting Russia & Ukraine
“Their sound manages to link the US underground punk scenes of the ‘80’s and ‘90’s – Husker Du, Jawbox and the like – with the homegrown sounds of The Clash and The Jam, a combination as clever as it is incendiary. Frontman Daniel Stevens is a bundle of nervous energy and spurs his bandmates onto matching him, whether he is wrestling feedback from his long-suffering guitar or roaring his incisive, melodic vocals into the mic. And with tunes like the simple but ferociously catchy “On The Motorway” or the compulsive “Dissociate”, and a few more shows as powerful and brilliant as this one, it can only be a matter of time before they come to much wider attention.” SUBBACULCHA