Leicester’s SNUTCH have announced their upcoming self-titled album. Documenting two years’ worth of crammed housebound recordings, from our first jam living together, all the way through to the throes of the coronavirus pandemic; ‘SNUTCH’ is a (de/re)constructed celebration of collective noise, with all the mistakes left where they belong. Captured moments of us repeating ourselves until we’ve forgotten what we’re playing have been cut-up, left alone, sped-up, feedback abused, overdubbed, looped, and layered; until nothing remains but the eternally unintended. You can watch the video clip for the lead track For Balkaar / Back in Baltimore via YouTube below.
Consisting of four solo-producers from Virtual Ground (Fermata Ark, MonkeyHand, Small Skin, and Scrounging), split between two adjoined terraced houses in Leicester (one house for live recording, one for production); SNUTCH has no primary sound in mind, rather allowing for musical influences to present themselves naturally during group improvisation sessions. Stealing performance and production styles from genres such as krautrock and punk, alongside post-rock, spiritual jazz, black metal, dub, IDM, and hip-hop.
‘SNUTCH’ is the fifth release from Virtual Ground, a Leicester-based independent/electronic label birthed out of the pandemic, created with the aim to bring together disparate styles of modern music.