Debut album New Youth Bible is OUT NOW on cd.
An astonishing debut album by anyone’s standards. 10 perfectly crafted songs that ooze melody, deafen with sonic feedback and cast an air of wonderous fragility. You must own this. You must!
Debut single Orpheus Descending/Orpheus Ascending OUT NOW!. Limited edition Download
Edinburgh School for the Deaf were formed last year. Huddled amongst their ranks are a cadre of Scottish, English and Polish acolytes of the transformative power of distortion and noise. Their debut album `New Youth Bible` was recorded with Jamie Grier at the legendary Green Door studios in Glasgow and was released earlier this year on Bubblegum records.
The sound of whistling feed-
Edinburgh School for the Deaf are:
Aggie: Chanteusing, Sprechgesanging & Chanting.
Alex: Strum and Drang Guitar.
Ashley: Vocal and Sweeter Guitar
Grant: Bass Guitar & Shouting.
Jamie: Drums and Bangs.
Kieran: Vocal and Electrcik Guitar
Miko: Vocal and Abstract guitar.
Reviews of `New Youth Bible`:
`Having established its operational procedures, the album then wears the fragments
its cannibalised influences on its sleeve with devil-
Thirteen Holy Crowns smothers Joy Division in sugary space dust. All Hands Lost and Eleven Kinds Of Loneliness brutalise Brill Building pop classicism. The Memories Of Wounds shares The Jesus And Mary Chain’s dependence on snatches of trademark Phil Spector sounds amidst dirty guitar noise, the spoken word section echoing those desperate Ronettes dramatic interludes. Lonely Hearts Beat As One is a narcoleptic Mazzy Star pastiche. And Run With The Hunted has an authentically lysergic, sixties Texas vibe, like something rare on the International Artists label. ` Stewart Lee
`New Youth Bible sounds like a Wehrmacht doctrine, a call for order, and throughout
37 minutes of sometimes deafening, sometimes spine-
`New Youth Bible” is a succinct, targeted blast of a record which establishes them as one of the most exciting bands I’ve heard in a long while. It’s also an intelligent, broad and ambitious listen delivered entirely on the band’s own terms. However, I maintain it’s easy to forget there is a brilliant pop record somewhere in here, which is sometimes hidden behind the walls of feedback and beautifully impenetrable noise you’ll crash through while exploring’. SHOFT
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