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Obey Cobra - Blue Hour

Obey Cobra - Blue Hour

Genre pushing four-piece from Cardiff, 'Obey Cobra' have revealed 'Blue Hour' – the second single from their forthcoming album 'Mwg Drwg'.

The band say: "Blue Hour touches on the other side of Obey Cobra - a slow darker soundtrack lulling you through the early hours of morning. Exploring themes of loss, liminality and indifference." 

Watch the video for the 'Blue Hour' here:

Reflective of a band operating by nobody’s rules but their own, Obey Cobra here are just as adept with bracing noise as sinister disquiet. Taking influences as diverse as Diane Arbus, David Lynch and Sonic Youth, they balance out heaviosity and grace on the likes of the majestically discordant ‘Ten Of Wands’ and the glacial yet pulverising ‘Blue Hour’. Meanwhile; on the title track, the band excel themselves by sculpting a Jesus Lizard-esque rhythmic pulse, eerie vocal abstraction and the crepuscular downtempo atmosphere of Massive Attack’s ‘Mezzanine’ into a uniquely haunting dreamscape.

Produced by Petbrick’s Wayne Adams, 'Mwg Drwg' is where the weird and eerie are amplified to intimidating proportions. It’s where grotesquely and beauty happily cohabit. It’s the eldritch chill of ‘Ghostwatch’ in which strange dimensions lurk in the suburbs. It’s an aural exorcism of William Friedkin proportions that demands your immediate attention.

See Obey Cobra live:
19 April / London / The Lexington
03 May / Cardiff /  Clwb Ifor Bach
21st June / Bristol / The Exchange


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