October 01, 2018
LABEL: WALL OF SOUND
“piercing the sound spectrum with their own style of psycho ballistic funk, bad ass fat bass, electro mayhem, big guitars, breaks and synth pop vocals.” DMC World
“A vivacious soundcloash of Prodigy style electronic punkiness, guitar riffing and vocals reminiscent of Soft Cell-era Marc Almond or Gary Numan,” Electronik Sound
“It kicks off like one of Prodigy’s more high-octane workouts, adds some a Josh Wink-style acid throbbing, and tops it off with a scorching guitar riff and some icy, brooding vocals” GIITTV
Sir-Vere release their wide ranging and energy-packed ‘Psychoballisticfunk’ album on Wall of Sound on October 26.
Flying under the slightly – but only slightly – tongue in cheek flag of convenience ‘RDM’, the Milton Keynes trio draw from a rich and wide genepool of influences rarely witnessed rubbing musical shoulders. The 16 tracks combine finely sculpted, party-stoking breakbeats, techno bleeps, electro machinations, shuffling house rhythms and garage and jungle sub-bass tremors, all colliding with a storm of rousing, distorted guitars and punky, attitude heavy vocals
The selection fully showcases their versatility and depth, ranging from rhythm-dominated dancefloor smashers like ‘Lights Out’, ‘Do You Love Me (Anymore)’ and ‘All Funked Up’, where AC/DC-style riffing meets the throb of electro, to the more sensitive, song-based earworm that is future single ‘Extra Beat In My Heart’. ‘The Sundance Kiss’ echoes the majesty and chilly beauty of classic New Order, ‘Plaything’ has a hint of The Fall’s boisterous grind and ‘You, Me & The Continuum’ is a percussive wig-out that defies categorisation.
There are tales of reckless abandon, midnight missions and small-town frustration like ‘Night Time’ and ‘Busted Loop’, raucously voiced by guest vocalist Shevvy Murphy. But at other times, like ‘Consume Me’, ‘Holy Fool’ and ‘You Can See’, frontman Craig White’s lyrics aren’t afraid to confront global issues head on.
The trio will be promoting ‘Psychoballisticfunk’ with more of the anarchic live performances that have already been delighting audiences of every denomination in recent months, including a headline slot at Wall of Sound’s recent mini-festival extravaganza at Birthdays in Dalston
Sir-Vere – Craig White (vocals, effects) / Stevie Vega (keyboards, DJ) / Gary Morland (guitars)