Meat Wave's new album 'The Incessant' is out now and it is glorious. Recorded with legendary Chicago engineer Steve Albini, The Incessant is a bracing, emotional garage punk record that confronts taking responsibility for your actions with dark humour and self-deprecation.
The track 'Bad Man' finds vocalist / guitarist Chris Sutter in a moment of self-reflection after the tumultuous demise of an 11-year relationship. About two years ago, 24-year-old Sutter found himself facing the end of the relationship he had been in since he was 12 years old. Undoubtedly that experience led to the theme of escapism that appears throughout the record, and may be at it’s most apparent on new single 'Run You Out'. Sutter says the track is specifically about exiting a situation in the worst, most destructive way possible.
'At The Lake' is an outstanding track, bouncy as hell and 'Birdland's disturbly slow and menacing pace leads into the album's closing track 'Killing the Incessant' ... very fine noise punk.
Check out the video for title track 'The Incessant' here ... actually make sure you check out the whole album, there are so many gems on there including a track called 'Leopard Print Jet Ski' - how can you not be curious about that!
Formed in 2011 out of the ashes of various Chicago bands, Sutter (guitar, vocals), Joe Gac (bass) and Ryan Wizniak (drums) were no strangers to the thriving underground scene of the city.
Just a year later, the trio released their first collection of songs and that’s all it would take to start garnering attention.
Their last album, 2015’s Delusion Moon, was a blistering master class in abrasive post-punk, simultaneously referencing Hot Snakes, the disgruntled lyricism of Shellac and a little bit of The Jesus Lizard’s fire-spitting sneer just for good measure.
They are off on tour in April and May ... check out the dates below:
UK/EU Tour Dates
Apr 21st | Brighton, UK - The Joker
Apr 22nd | Nottingham, UK - Stuck On A Name
Apr 24th | Cardiff, UK - Club Ifor Bach
Apr 25th | Birmingham, UK - The Flapper
Apr 26th | Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club (Games Room)
Apr 27th | Glasgow, UK - Hug & Pint
Apr 28th | Newcastle, UK - Hit The North
Apr 29th | Liverpool, UK - Studio 2
Apr 30th | Leicester, UK - Handmade Festival
May 1st | Guildford, UK - Boileroom
May 2nd | London, UK - Birthdays
May 3rd | Paris, FR - La Mecanique Ondulatoire
May 4th | Cologne, DE - Tsunami
May 5th | Berlin, DE - Musik & Frieden
May 6th | Hamburg, DE - Headcrash
May 8th | Groningen, NL - Vera
May 10th | Utrecht, NL - ACU