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Microwave announce new album ‘Death Is A Warm Blanket’, release two tracks
05 August 2019
Atlanta, Georgia based Microwave make triumphant, grungy return with ‘DIAWB’ and ‘Carry’. ‘Death Is A Warm Blanket’ will be released September 13th.
It has been three years since Microwave’s sophomore album, ‘Much Love’, was released to great acclaim. Displaying their post-hardcore roots in full-force, ‘Much Love’ set Microwave on a path to becoming one of the scene’s most promising bands. Three years later, a couple of EPs under their belt and a new record label in Pure Noise, the boys are back with a daring new direction, embracing the dirt and aggression of grunge.
‘DIAWB’ and its accompanying music video (watch above) blow the doors off any anxious expectations you may have had that Microwave would stagnate in their Much Love sound. The thick rhythm guitars carry the track through massive hooks and the vocals sound like they’ve been fed through Hendrix’s fuzz pedal, a sound that you wouldn’t have expected from the band of three years ago.
If ‘DIAWB’ is Microwave stating ‘this is where we’re heading now, you’d better be ok with it’ then ‘Carry’ is them letting us know that they haven’t forgotten why we fell in love with them in the first place. Nathan Hardy displays the characteristic vulnerability and beauty in his lyrics and voice while rhythm and lead guitars interplay to create an instant head banger of a track.
These two tracks couldn’t be any more of a teaser if they tried, we want more! With the album dropping in just over a months time on September 13th, we’ll be rinsing these tracks ‘til we’re sick to death with them (if that’s even possible).
You can see Microwave in the UK supporting Tiny Moving Parts on these dates:
21st September 1865 Southampton
22nd September The Globe Cardiff
24th September Grand Social Dublin
25th September Academy 3 Manchester
26th September Slay Glasgow
27th September Institute 2 Birmingham
28th September O2 Islington Academy London