DREAM POP SIX PIECE RELEASE ‘BLACK RAIN’
“Rongorongo feel like just about the best band in Liverpool right now” – Getintothis
“The sort of sighing, simmering synth-led new wave-inspired pop music that bands from Liverpool seem to do so well” – The Skinny
“A blast of post-Outfit Scouse” - NME
Haunted pop probers Rongorongo oscillate over climate, wellness and psychogeography on new single ‘Black Rain’, released November 24th via War Room Records.
Rongorongo know a thing or two about building a psychological safe place where the mind can wander. The sextet’s forthcoming release, the introspective, yet propulsive ‘Black Rain’ pours over the idea of the internal weather systems that regulate our mental states.
It is posited there is a ‘psychogeographic climate’ that exists outside of the personal that forms through the noise of politics/economics/culture. The damp atmospherics of ‘Black Rain’ attempts to harness these two factors with a defiance that insists the storm isn’t permanent and that there could be a break in the weather soon. ‘Black Rain’ is a “is a call to arms and hopefully a helping hand”, explains vocalist Mick Chrysalid.
Merseyside six piece Rongorongo have been bubbling under the surface with an ominous volatility since their swirling inception. With a taste for macabre sensibilities combined with an uncanny knack for ear tunnelling melodies the ensemble have won keen critical acclaim over the release of two prior EPs (Automatic Hypnotist and their eponymous debut).
GIT Award nominees in 2016, the band most recently performed a high octane show at this year’s Liverpool Music Week Closing Party on November 4th which boasted headline performances from Zola Jesus and Perfume Genius. Rongorongo release ‘Black Rain’ on War Rooms Records shortly after on November 24th. Follow up single ‘Euclid’ is slated for release on January 10th.
Rongorongo are Sam Gill (drums), Our Keith (bass) Alex Walker (Guitar) Jonny Davis Le Brun (Guitar) Phil Howells (guitar) and Mick Chrysalid (vocals).
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