The Quietus - A new rock music and pop culture website


LISTEN: Xander Harris - Cry Havoc
Laurie Tuffrey , September 26th, 2014 16:40

First taste of producer's new track, out soon on Rock Action

Following up on last year's Urban Gothic debut LP, Xander Harris is lining up a new single on Mogwai's Rock Action label. 'Cry Havoc'/'Heathen Birth' will be out on November 3, with a second album set to follow currently in the works, and the label have given us a first play of the A-side.

Commiserations to Buffy The Vampire Slayer fans, who may be disappointed to find that Harris is not Buffy's mate rendered real and with a penchant for giallo, but in fact the Austin-based producer and equally finely-named Justin Sweatt. They should, though, take heart in the fact that 'Cry Havoc' is a fine retro-futuristic drum machine pounder, which slowly immerses itself in a pool of lapping analogue synth waves. Listen above.

If you love our features, news and reviews, please support what we do with a one-off or regular donation. Year-on-year, our corporate advertising is down by around 90% - a figure that threatens to sink The Quietus. Hit this link to find out more and keep on Black Sky Thinking.