FUCK BUTTONS reveal 'The Red Wing' (Edit) from new album 'Slow Focus'
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Duo announce Saturday night headline slot on the Park Stage at Glastonbury
Following the announcement of their third album, 'Slow Focus' (released 22nd July on ATP Recordings), Fuck Buttons have cut loose the first track from its densely constructed mesh of abrasions and grooves, in the form of the sinister, penetrative breaks of ‘The Red Wing’, an edited version of the track that will appear in full on the album. The full version will also be available on a gold vinyl 12" (limited to 1000 worldwide) to be released on 24th June. The duo can also now reveal that they will be headlining the Park Stage on the Saturday night at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.
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In keeping with the directional shift from the serrated trance-like meditations that made up 2009’s 'Tarot Sport', ‘The Red Wing’ reflects Fuck Buttons descent down the other side of that record’s high, to darker, more uncertain climbs. “'The Red Wing' has a sense of fear and of loneliness, as if deserted in an abandoned city,” says Benjamin John Power. “The feeling of malevolence is something we hadn't really explored in our music prior to this.”
'Slow Focus' once again abides by Power and Andrew Hung’s fundamental rule that, “we must always be in the same room when writing.” The first record that they’ve fully produced themselves, it’s an ominously shimmering mirage that could only have borne their moniker. “Slow Focusseemed like a very apt title when considering the sentiment of the music,” comments Power, “It almost feels like the moment your eyes take to readjust when waking, and realising you're in a very unusual and not a particularly welcoming place. We like to think that we create our own new landscapes, and with this it's a very alien one.”
Having already confirmed a string of festival dates, which kicked off recently at Primavera Festival in Barcelona, the pair have now been unveiled as Saturday night Park Stage headliners at Glastonbury. “We’re looking forward to it hugely,” says Andrew Hung. “I’m hoping that the Glastonbury crowd will be up for a bit of raucous!” If the pair’s viscerally thrilling early shows this year are anything to go by, they’re not going to have any choice but to be.
Summer 2013 UK and European Festival Dates:
31.05.13 - Optimus Primavera Sound Festival, Porto, PT. (tickets)
21.06.13 - Best Kept Secret Festival, Hilvarenbeek, NL. (tickets)
22.06.13 - Body & Soul Festival, Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath, IRL. (tickets)
28-30.06.13 - Glastonbury Festival, Worthy Farm, Pilton UK. (tickets)
15-18.08.13 - Greenman Festival, Black Mountains, Wales. (tickets)
31.08.13 - ArcTangent Festival, Fernhill Farm, Compton Martin, Bristol, UK. (tickets)
26.10.13 - Release The Bats, Melbourne, AU. (tickets)
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