10-06-2024 Music 784

Smote - A Grand Stream

Smote - A Grand Stream

We are ecstatic to announce that Newcastle based band Smote are releasing a brand new double album called 'A Grand Stream' on 23 August.

Watch the Ali Crackett made video for the first track to be revealed 'The Opinion Of The Lamb Pt. 1 (Edit)' via the link below.

Smote's Daniel Foggin says this about the track:
“This is Smote’s take on a party song, a quasi-dance track so to speak. The monomania is so prevalent here and pushed as hard as it possibly can be."

'A Grand Stream' is an album that’s the truest incarnation thus far of Daniel Foggin's vision for the band 'Smote' - a full-scale psychic voyage into the ether and a drone-and-repetition-fuelled series of incantations that takes simple, primal ingredients and utilises them for the purposes of aural sorcery, summoning spectres and revelations aplenty in its wake. 

This 70-minute-plus opus, which embarks on the most intrepid dive imaginable into the audial Deep End. Whilst the folk-tinged, ceremonial ambience that Smote have made their trademark is present and correct here, Foggin and his cohorts also waste little time exploring new more eerie and ethereal textures and dimensions, that sees them gravitate towards a headspace akin to the drone-based epiphanies of Kali Malone to the transcendent amplifier worship of ‘Earth 2’. 

Heaviness manifests itself most powerfully in the mammoth two-parter ‘The Opinion Of The Lamb’ – a near thirty-minute ritualistic voyage into the heart of darkness that melds Swans-style intensity, Trad Gras Och Stenar earthtones and Sunn O))) monomania to devastating effect. 

See Smote live:
29 June / Fell Foot Woods / Hyper Inverter Festival

2-4 August / Oxfordshire / Supernormal Festival

22 August / Glasgow / The Hug And Pint

25 August / London / Moor Beer Vaults

28 August / Ipswich / The Steamboat Tavern

30 August / Bristol / Crofters Rights

31 August / Birmingham / Supersonic Festival

05 September / Paris / Supersonic

06 September / Den Haag / Paard

07 September / Ghent / TBC

'A Grand Stream' can be preordered now on Ltd edition 'Pink/Black' double vinyl, housed in a deluxe gatefold sleeve via this Bandcamp link, or via all good record shops.


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