Memorials "Tramps! / Women Against The Bomb" 2XLP (2023)
Details: Memorials "Tramps! / Women Against The Bomb" 2XLP (2023, The State51 Conspiracy). Film soundtracks. Black vinyl, new stock, sealed. High-quality embossed cover and full-color inserts. Brighton, UK duo, Verity Susman of Electrelane, and Matthew Simms (Wire, Better Corners). Limited to 500 for first pressing.
Description: MEMORIALS is the new band of Verity Susman (Electrelane) and Matthew Simms (WIRE, It Hugs Back, Better Corners). Their music is a wide-ranging combination of songs, psychedelic drones, free jazz freakouts, and live tape looping.
"Two years ago, Electrelane frontwoman Verity Susman and Wire guitarist Matthew Simms were commissioned to create two separate film soundtracks: one for Tramps!, portraying the queer origins of the New Romantic scene, and another for Women Against the Bomb, a documentary about the all-female Greenham Common peace camp. After Susman and Simms were booked to play a gig together, they formalized their collaborations as Memorials ...
For Women Against the Bomb, wide-eyed yet inspiring lyrics (“Just as winter comes to spring… We know that peace will come”) tumble over a sugar rush of guitars. Tramps! is less accessible but just as powerful, especially during the full-pelt title track or Feel of Time’s feral, grinding chaos. Each album is like a trove of tapes uncovered after 40 years, one in the city, the other the countryside ..."--The Guardian
Grade: M (new stock)