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LISTEN: New Luke Haines
Christian Eede , August 17th, 2015 13:40

Luke Haines shares lead track from new album; listen below

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British Nuclear Bunkers is the new album from Luke Haines and above you can check out the lead single, ‘This Is The BBC/British Nuclear Bunkers’.

A rather noteworthy text accompanying the album’s announcement reads “Beneath the surface of the UK lies a vast and secret network of abandoned nuclear bunkers. Sometime in the future the population of Great Britain has retreated into these bunkers. The reason for this exodus is not clear. Nuclear attack? Chemical attack? Germ warfare? Or perhaps even free will. What is known is that beneath the surface, in the bunkers, people live the utopian dream, communicating wordlessly via a highly developed new subconsciousness. There is no need for money and food is plentiful. The old gods have been forgotten. People now offer prayer to a piece of silverware, referred to as the 'New Pagan Sun', found in a bunker at Stoke on Trent, near to the location of the 1980 Darts World Championship final between Eric Bristow and Bobby George.”

The album was recorded entirely using analogue synthesisers and, save for an occasional vocal, “the only organic sound used is a recording of Camden Borough Control Bunker being attacked late at night by Luke Haines”. The album will be released on October 16, via Cherry Red Records, and available on all the usual formats including a vinyl edition that will come with a free 7” single. You can pre-order that here. Haines will play Bush Hall on October 21 too in support of the album’s release.

auteur55
Aug 18, 2015 2:19pm

Glad to see Luke has fallen into the one album a year pattern. This looks as weird as ever which is how I enjoy my Haines nowadays.

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Nabil Jacob
Aug 18, 2015 3:35pm

great synth sound. really looking forward to this album

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oscdrift
Aug 18, 2015 8:32pm

Luke historically Willy Wonka'd himself from Soho,NYC to Dusseldorf......should have seen it coming.

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