CYMBALS - Like An Animal
Released 8th October
Limited to 200 copies (green vinyl, transparent screenprinted sleeves)
Artwork by Robin Hulme
A1. Like An Animal
A2. Like An Animal (instrumental)
B1. Like An Animal (Fort Romeau Business End Remix)
B2. Like An Animal (Maria Minerva Dub)
Having released their second record Sideways, Sometimes in April of this year, CYMBALS return with new track “Like An Animal”. Released as part of a four track 12” which features the title song, an instrumental version, and two remixes from Fort Romeau and Maria Minerva respectively, it’s the first evidence of the band’s pairing with producer Dreamtrak.
Bold, brash and perhaps somewhat unexpected, “Like An Animal” is a 9-minute statement of intent that brings to life the band’s often stated affinity with house music, while retaining the deft melodicism for which they’ve been recognised. More at home on the dancefloor than any of their previous releases, “Like An Animal” still remains refreshingly off kilter, the jacking beat embellished by a subtle violin part that few of their peers would think to include.
As the music would suggest, CYMBALS have undergone an interesting series of changes since first emerging with their debut album in May 2011. Now a four piece (bassist Luke replaced founding member Sean earlier this year) with a rhythm section both rock solid and inventive, their previous nods to New Order and Yo La Tengo have now forged into a sound that is distinctively their own. They’ve developed as bands once did but rarely do now, and “Like An Animal” provides an intriguing hint as to where their next album will take them.
“Like An Animal” is released on October 8th as a download and a strictly limited 12”. As on previous release the artwork was made exclusively for the record by Liberty fabric designer, Robin Hulme.