Cambridge-based trio the British IBM have announces that their new album ‘Psychopaths Dream In Black and White’ will be released on 4th September 2015.
Offering a gentle mesh of indie rock and down-tempo, folk-tinged Americana the new material is reminiscent of the husky, melancholic dirges of Lambchop combined with the sensitive song-writing of the likes of Belle & Sebastian, Camera Obscura andPerfume Genius. With an aesthetic recalling the bizarre retro-futurist world of Richard Ayoade’s adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s literary classic The Double, the band launched in 2012 fronted by singer/songwriter Killens, joined live by David Martin (bass) and Paul Richards (percussion).
Their forthcoming new record includes an array of overdubs and guest spots including a contribution from cellist Anna Scott, Neil ‘Bugs’ Rogers on drums and Chad Young on bass, both of whom played in Hofman, which was fronted by Steve Adams of the Broken Family Band. Recorded at Half Ton Studios, the album looks set to further deepen the trio’s wistful sound, taking the ramshackle charm of Guided By Voices at their most melodic and adding a boyish enthusiasm that tips its hat to both Weezer and Matthew Sweet.
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