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Protomartyr to release new EP

Brightonsfinest faves Protomartyr are releasing the Consolation EP on 15th June, via Domino Records. Featuring The Breeders’ Kelley Deal on two tracks, and produced by Mike Montgomery of R. Ring, these post-punk marvels are getting better and better with every release.

Joe Casey of Protomartyr says, “Early 2017 proved to be a productive time for the band. We were writing songs right up to recording Relatives In Descent and wanted to keep that momentum going right after. Making 2015's split single ‘A Half Of Seven’ with R. Ring (with whom Deal plays with) was one of our favourite recording experiences, so the decision to head down to Dayton, Kentucky and spend a weekend in May recording the four songs that became the Consolation EP was an easy one."

Kelley Deal says, “For Mike and I, working on this EP was a re-kindling of the tender spark that was struck upon our first encounter with them years ago in Texas. They were graciously tolerant and receptive to my production ideas on the songs and the project quickly grew beyond our private orb. We have cello from Lori Goldston, viola from Jocelyn Hach and even bass clarinet from Evan Ziporyn, and I do some singing with Joe. There's a lot of trust involved when an artist places their songs in your hands. Candyland in Dayton, KY is home-base for R. Ring recording, and it's close enough that the Proto-men could make it down to lay the tracks down. This is the second project like this we've done with them, so we're ready to flip the tables and have them produce and record some of our songs!”

Protomartyr are back in the country in late August including a date at the End of the Road festival.



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