RELEASES OF FIRST FOUR ALBUMS OUT ON 11 DECEMBER 2020
NEW ALBUM, ACR LOCO OUT NOW ON MUTE
“ACR unquestionably rule” – MOJO
A Certain Ratio celebrate a busy year with the release of a limited edition series of vinyl releases of their first four albums – the ACR Loco editions – due out on 11 December 2020 (15 January in N America).
The Graveyard and The Ballroom, Sextet, I’d Like To See You Again and To Each will all get the ACR Loco treatment, each album will be available on white vinyl in specially adapted black and white artwork. Each limited to 1000 copies worldwide.
ACR Loco – described by Uncut as “their best LP in decades” – was released earlier this year, and a new single followed soon after, ‘YoYoGrip’, which came accompanied by a mesmerising animation by Griff, created using rubber Japanese Kinnikuman wrestler figures from the ‘80s.
Watch the video here: https://youtu.be/BLfe3-qKggk
The new single, a collaboration with producer and mixer Jacknife Lee, marries two of the new album’s standout tracks, ‘YoYo Gi’ and ‘Get A Grip’, which features Maria Uzor of Sink Ya Teeth.
As well as this collaboration with Jacknife Lee and Maria Uzor, ACR have been in the studio recently crafting reworks for Baba Ali, Number and AK/DK.
Looking ahead to 2021, A Certain Ratio will be continuing their run of unmissable dates with a winter tour, starting in Huddersfield on 3 November, with a show at London’s EartH on 13 November, finishing at Glasgow King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut on 17 November.
ACR NOVEMBER 2021 TOUR DATES
3 Nov 2021 – Huddersfield, The Parish
4 Nov 2021 – Newcastle, St. Dom’s Social Club
5 Nov 2021 – Manchester, Gorilla
6 Nov 2021 – Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, The Sugarmill
7 Nov 2021 – York, The Crescent
9 Nov 2021 – Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
10 Nov 2021 – Southampton, Engine Rooms
11 Nov 2021 – Brighton, CHALK (formerly The Haunt)
12 Nov 2021 – Bristol, The Exchange
13 Nov 2021 – London, EartH
15 Nov 2021 – Preston, The Ferrett
16 Nov 2021 – Leeds, The Warehouse
17 Nov 2021 – Glasgow, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut
Buy /listen to ACR Loco: https://mute.ffm.to/ACRLOCO
ACR Loco editions: https://mute.ffm.to/acr-wv
Watch the video for ‘Berlin’:
Watch the video for ‘Yo Yo Gi’:
Listen to Martin Moscrop discuss ‘Friends Around Us’ for Mute Short Circuit (at Home): https://youtu.be/_PscKeXLv0c
Tune in to see A Certain Ratio interviewed on Gorilla TV: https://gorillatelevision.com/episode-two/
Watch ‘Get A Grip’ featuring Maria Uzor of Sink Ya Teeth live at Hope Mill Studios: https://youtu.be/TYKUT_Q5780
RECENT PRAISE FOR ACR LOCO
“ACR Loco is riotous, life affirming and bristling with energy” – ELECTRONIC SOUND
“A Certain Ratio found a powerful formula: paying heed to where they came from while keeping the door open for more all night parties in their future.” – PITCHFORK
“ACR Loco is a stomping reminder to celebrate the eccentric pleasures of life in multicultural cities and the liberating night life they offer.” – musicOMH
“A forward-looking genre-defying slice of musical majesty” – NARC
“A gloriously heady mix evoking the ecstatic spirit of a chemical haze” – METRO
“…a distillation of the group’s entire career, a blend of funk, electro, indie guitar post-punk, acid house, rave-on Madchester and more…a serious party album.” – BROOKLYN VEGAN
“…pioneering groove alchemists” – THE QUIETUS “Cult punk funkateers” – UNCUT
“… mould-breakers” – MOJO “… pioneering, criminally overlooked” – ELECTRONIC SOUND
A Certain Ratio + Mute = Good Together