Percolator – Dublin shoegaze/indie
What you may need to know…
01. Comprised of former members of Irish outfit Dae Kim, Percolator came together in 2009, with the current lineup solidifying a few years later: founder members Ian Chestnutt and Eleanor Myler were joined by Ilya K/Guerrilla Studios man John Murphy.
02. The band have made with a consistent stream of extended-play releases over the past few years, and their journey into a Venn diagram of shoegaze, psych, kraut and ’80s UK indie has led them to tread stages in support of Michael Rother of NEU!, A Place to Bury Strangers, and Deerhoof.
03. Streaming above is the video for new single CRAB SUPERNOVA, directed by Thom McDermot. Self-produced and mixed by the band at Guerilla, it’s been mastered by veteran engineer Harvey Birrell (Therapy?, among others).
04. It’s taken from the band’s upcoming debut full-length, entitled Sestra, releasing April 14th in Ireland and France via Penske Recordings and Permafrost Records, and April 28th everyplace else. Digital and vinyl pre-orders here.
Thoughts: Precise and pointed, yet layered and gently exploratory. Nerds of the aforementioned genres will find as much as ever to love here, but so too will lapsed indie-rock heads looking for something genuinely new.