Lenin Death Mask
OnlineThe wonderfully named Lenin Death Mask have begun to make a name for themselves lately in the bustling Aberdeen music scene. Known for their raucous, energetic live shows, the band have now taken that energy and transferred it to the studio where they have created a challenging alt-pop three track EP, Three Hits, which is out now via Fitlike Records.
Combining elements of punk rock, post-punk, pop and the more challenging, complex technicalities of math-rock, Lenin Death Mask have produced an EP full of head-bopping dynamism that will have you coming back for more and more. Three Hits is impossibly charming with the band able to showcase their enviable ability to produce genre defying music with time changes galore executed with a technical aplomb. Having pulled on a wide range of influences from Hall and Oates to Minutemen, Lenin Death Mask have evolved a sound akin to the bastard child of Tera Melos having a fight with Maps & Atlases officiated by members of Hella. If that doesn’t sound intriguing, you must be dead inside.
The current line-up comprises Craig Scott (guitar/bass/vocals), Tom Gilbert (guitar/bass/vocals), Peter Taylor (guitar/vocals) and Thomas Emslie (drums) having originally been formed by Craig and Grant Pirie in 2012 with the aim of producing music that wasn’t bound by set formulas. This certainly shines through as joyful, uplifting music is juxtaposed by lyrical content that, at times, can be emotionally charged.
The EP was recorded by Phil Booth at JT Soar in Nottingham and was mixed by Joe Caithness of Subsequent Mastering. With the release on the horizon, the band will be setting up for a busy end to the year as they embark on a UK wide tour from with Amy Grindhouse from 20th November and make their first festival appearance when they take to the stage at Book Yer Ane Fest which is hosted by Make-That-A-Take Records in Dundee at the end of this year.
Three Hits is out now via Fitlike Records.