Heavy Metal – Download Available Now
White Rabbits release their highly anticipated new album, Milk Famous, on Mute on 5 March 2012.
Produced by Mike McCarthy Milk Famous is the band’s third album release, and the follow up to It’s Frightening (2009 and their first release on Mute), which was described by The Fly as “An album that deserves attention from start to finish”, while MOJO said, “their knack for addictive melody and honed songcraft delivers a beguiling, coherent and memorable whole”.
The new album White Rabbits deliver a worthy successor to It’s Frightening. Album opener Heavy Metal, with its reverse and looping piano work, is available to download now from http://whiterabbitsmusic.com. Forthcoming single, Temporary, with its driving beats and electronics, sits alongside tracks such as The Day You Won The War, which may be recognizable from the band’s later UK live sets, the electronic and hypnotic It’s Frightening, Back For More, which was produced by Stephen and Alex from the band and the album’s finale, I Had It Coming on this 11-track album.
See the video for Heavy Metal, directed by White Rabbits collaborator, Andrew Droz Palermo (Percussion Gun) here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQ7Bc-nrplw. The video creates a surreal otherworld where three anonymous characters echo the song’s hypnotic loops with oddly mesmerizing minimalist body language. “I wanted to highlight the reverse and looping piano work in the track,” says the director. “So the idea of animated GIFs came to mind”.
Their infamous live shows, which saw them support the likes of Muse, The Walkmen, Firey Furnaces and perform on Later With… Jools Holland, look set to be repeated in the UK and Europe in Spring 2012, more information to follow.
White Rabbits are Stephen Patterson (vocals/piano/guitar), Alex Even (guitar), Gregory Roberts (guitar/vocals), Jamie Levinson (drums) and Matthew Clark (drums).