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Asylums Release 'Catalogue Kids’

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Thundering full-throttle from supporting Iggy Pop, sell-out European shows, agitpop protesters Asylums are not letting up for a second.  The Southend based alt-rock band return with new single ‘Catalogue Kids’; a call to arms anthem for a disenfranchised youth and adults alike.

Frontman Luke Branch says "‘Catalogue Kids’ is the thematic microcosm to our new album. I became a father during the writing and recording of the album, as I contemplated this awesome new responsibility the country seemed to be in a state of complete chaos and disorder both politically and socially. It left me with some big existential questions both in my interior world and the wider exterior world, you can feel some of that in ‘Catalogue Kids’".

Asylums have had an incredible 12 months. As recent recipients of the prestigious and hard-to-score PRS Momentum Fund, their next leap forward seems gilded, greased, and good-to-go. In the privacy of a world-class studio with legendary recording engineer and sound alchemist Steve Albini (Nirvana, PJ Harvey, Pixies), Asylums are currently putting the finishing touches to their forthcoming third album and are uniquely primed for 2020.




Asylums Promote Graveyard Tourism

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Asylums have released the video for their new song ‘Graveyard Tourism’. The track is the third single to be taken from their highly acclaimed album, Alien Human Emotions, and will be released through their own much respected indie label Cool Thing Records.  The track follows hot on the heels of previous singles ‘When We Wake Up’ and ‘Millennials’.

“The last few months have been completely manic in Asylums world, we have been in Manchester, Germany, London, and everywhere else while simultaneously running Cool Thing Records. Over Halloween we had a few spare days to meet up and make a video. We decided to get drunk, paint our faces green and our lips red and go back to our DIY roots. The experience was reminiscent of madness during our first video shoot for ‘The Death Of Television’” - Luke Branch

Receiving incredible support from media across the board from BBC6 Music to The Independent, Asylums aren’t waiting for millennial redemption to find them, they’re making their own. Straight out of Essex and running at full throttle.  The band recently took on the challenge of the “difficult” second album and used it as a jump ramp to a higher plane. They’ve always been about massive, thrashing melodic anthems but this is track is, quite simply one of the massivist.

‘Graveyard Tourism’ tackles themes of dark tourism, mental health, and a bleak analyses of a disintegrating social and political landscape. The music seeping through owes as much to the inventive slacker rock of Grandaddy, the twisted alt pop of Super Fury Animals and the lyrical prowess of Richey Edwards.

Catch their last shows of 2018 in November:

9th November 2018 – Camden Assembly (Headline show)

22nd June 2019 – Trindheim Rocks, Norway (Supporting Iggy Pop)




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