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LISTEN: Bonnacons Of Doom's Debut Album
Christian Eede , May 15th, 2018 13:28

Bonnacons Of Doom stream their debut album in full

Liverpool collective Bonnacons Of Doom are set to unleash their self-titled debut album on Rocket Recordings this Friday, two years on from their debut EP, and above we have the exclusive stream of the record in full.

Over the years, the group have chosen to place an air of mystery over their identities, using robes and masks to do so, while acting as a shifting collective of musicians taking in members of Mugstar, Jarvis Cocker's band and Youthmovies amongst other musicians.

The album was recorded mostly in single takes in the band's usual improvisational form. "Acid house is where we've come from as people, a kind of collective memory in the band, it’s a sensibility," says guitarist Rob, explaining some of the influences behind the band.

"The abandonment to the moment, the fucked up out of control perfection of giving yourself over to the absolute now. Those are the feelings that were formative in our relationship to music and that’s what we're always chasing when we're playing."

He also credits the band's various living environments as a key inspiration for their work. "We're almost all from Lancashire and Yorkshire, and the landscape and mythology of the north is part of who we are. It's darkness and beauty, the weirdness of its folk traditions, the independence of mind of its culture and the melancholy of its post-industrial grain. I think ultimately what we're trying to achieve is a kind of Trans-Pennine hypnotic music."

Bonnacons Of Doom release their debut album this Friday (May 18) via Rocket Recordings - you can pre-order it here. They will play live at London's Raw Power festival at The Dome in Tufnell Park on May 25. You can get tickets for that show here.

Revisit their live performance at March's Rocket Recordings 20th anniversary gig, courtesy of IMPATV, here.