Doomsquad share Pyramids on Mars + announce tour
With their UK debut Total Time due for release 29th April on Bella Union, DOOMSQUAD have today announced news of a 10-date European tour in the second half of May. Following an appearance at The Great Escape festival in Brighton, the details of which will be announced soon, the band will play the below five UK headline shows.
03/15: 7:00pm @ SpiderHouse GTZ BBQ w/ Guerilla Toss
03/16: 9:00pm @ Elysium BELLA UNION showcase w/ Ezra Furman
03/17: Egg Party 12pm – 2pm @ SECRET LOCATION TBA, Austin TX
03/19: 12:30am @ Barracuda M FOR MONTREAL showcase w/ Michael Rault
03/20: Hot Springs AK @ Valley of the Vapors w/ RONiiA
03/21: Nashville TN @ Charlie Bob’s w/ RONiiA
03/22: Chicago IL @ The Empty Bottle w/ RONiiA
20/05/16 : Le Klub – Paris (F)
22/05/16 : The Adelphi club – Hull (UK)
23/05/16 : Head of Steam – Newcastle (UK)
24/05/16 : Glad Cafe – Glasgow (UK)
25/05/16 : Night & Day – Manchester (UK)
26/05/16 : Moth club – London (UK)
27/05/16 : Bar National – Luxemburg (L)
28/05/16 : Trix – Antwerpen (B)
30/05/16 : Paradiso – Amsterdam (NL)
DOOMSQUAD have also revealed another new track entitled ‘Pyramids On Mars’ from the album. Currently premiering on FADER, the track can be heard here…
DOOMSQUAD is psychedelic electronic dance music from Toronto, Canada. Having formed in 2012 siblings Trevor, Jaclyn, and Allie Blumas soon began to explore trance and electronic beat making. Their shared fascination with dance culture, rhythm, and the unknown, along with their lifelong immersion in the arts, began to manifest as a collective ethos. Before long, DOOMSQUAD had mushroomed into a full-scale art project.
Inspired by some of their favourite artists — Georges Bataille, Richard Tuttle, Tanya Tagaq, and Genesis P-Orridge — DOOMSQUAD travelled to the New Mexican desert to write and record Total Time, creating dark, pulsating beats interspersed with hypnotic, incantatory jams. Upon returning home the band continued to draw inspiration from the Toronto arts community, their friendships and connections led to some fortuitous collaborations, including one with Canadian avant-garde legend, Mary Margaret O’Hara, whose otherworldly vocals grace ‘The Very Large Array.’ The driving, dirty bass lines and analogue layers of effects come care of Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck), who produced and mixed the album.
The record features a number of other contributors: Mike Haliechuk of Fucked Up plays guitar. Industrial noise experimenter David Foster aka HUREN offers vocals on ‘Russian Gaze.’ Colin Fisher and Brandon Valdivia of free-jazz duo Not the Wind, Not the Flag bring instrumentals. And galactic twins Josh and Jesse Hasko, who perform as North America, are also a crucial part of Total Time and this year will become members of DOOMSQUAD’s live act.
Total Time will be released 29th April on Bella Union!