"...Glasgow's standard quo rejectionists..." - Spin
"...as blissful as they are boisterous." - NME
"...it'll latch onto your lapels and drag you into a claustrophobic abyss." - The Line of Best Fit
"...slick, modern Kraut for an uneasy Britain...." - The Skinny
Glasgow’s Outblinker have released charity single Hallogallo, a cover of Neu's 1972 krautrock classic, out now via Human Is Not Alone and available to purchase via the Human Is Not Alone Bandcamp.
The video for the single premiered on Poule D'Or and is now available to watch via the Outblinker YouTube channel.
This single heralds the band’s forthcoming 5 week European tour and people will be invited to name their price for purchase, with proceeds going to Marie Curie Cancer Care to support their excellent work helping people and their families affected by cancer.
It's a cause inspired by the name-sake of Outblinker's recent EP The Remains Of Walter Peck and the suitably psychedelic video clip that accompanies it - super-cut from Koji Shima's 1952 B-movie favourite Warning From Space - is a playful reflection on the impending demise of planet Earth (quite probably at our own hands) and our inevitable need to one day set off into deep space to have any hope of surviving as a race.
The video and single riff on the wry nihilism of the aforementioned EP's weighty subject matter as well as taking an affectionate look at how artists and visionaries - like Japanese film-makers and German rock musicians - have mused on the mystery and majesty of the universe.
For anyone who ever spent their evening kicking back, skinning up and losing themselves in the repetitive cyclic beauty of Neu! and their krautrock peers, this sort of flight of fancy will be familiar.
Wed 16th Beziers, Nashville Pub
Thur 17th Grenoble, Le BAF
Fri 18th Livorno, Surfer Joe Tiki Bar
Sat 19th Modena, Bar Perla Verde
Sun 20th Perugia, Free Ride
Tues 22nd Frejus, Monster's Art
Wed 23rd Montpellier, La Pleine Lune w/ Total Eclipse
Thurs 24th Pau, La Ferronerrie w/ Total Eclipse
Fri 25th Madrid, La Faena II
Sat 26th Azkoitia @Festinale Bebarruko Jardunek @Matadero Ekintzak
Sun 27th Vitoria-Gasteiz, Gora Project w/ Los Nitxos
Mon 28th Barcelona, Sala BeGood w/ ZU
Tues 29th Toloso, Bonberenea
Wed 30th Bordeaux, Novo Local
Thurs 1st Nantes, La Rumeur
Fri 2nd Tours, (venue TBC)
Sat 3rd Amiens, (venue TBC)
Sun 4th Bradford, Fuse Art Space
Thurs 8th Edinburgh, Leith Depot w/ DTHPDL
Sat 10th Glasgow, The Old Hairdresser's
Outblinker's charity single Hallogallo is out now via Human Is Not Alone and is available to purchase via the Human Is Not Alone Bandcamp.