Sheffield post-punk heroes Artery release Civilisation on Mon 10th October
Cherry Red Records/Twin Speed Records
Free ARTERY download here: http://www.originalpenguin.eu/new-blood/
On 10th October 2011 Artery will be releasing their first album since the cult 1984 record ‘The Second Coming’; now back and more powerful than ever they’ve already been picking up steam amongst the press. Released physically via their own Twin Speed label and digitally through Cherry Red Records (The Monochrome Set/Dead Kennedys/Felt.
"as taut and curt as their hayday...delivered by Mark Gouldthorpe's panicked vocals, as if he's the Sheffield Town Crier who's just watched the infamous BBC nuclear drama Threads"
The Stool Pigeon
" ‘Standing Still.’ I’d say this was my favourite of all eleven tracks and ranks as one of the best songs I’ve heard this year!"
Loud Horizon 9.5/10
Minimal, abrasive post-punk sound and dystopian visions strongly influenced by the political turmoil of the age at home and abroad”
God Is In The TV
"It’s the perfect environment for music that’s bleak, frustrated, nihilistic…A triumphant return”
Whisperin’ And Hollerin’
“Now back and more powerful than ever, the band's original abrasive post punk sound seems more relevant than ever”
“A performance of integrity, intrigue, dark and brooding tribal rhythms and about as far from an exercise in nostalgia as you can get”
"Without their inspiration a lot of what took place in the intervening years wouldn't have happened. Sometimes you see something and it opens a door somewhere in your head. I hope this does the same for you."
“Artery are one of the great unsung bands of the post punk era”
“‘Into The Garden," for instance, is a grandiose proto-gothic mix of one-two beats and slashes of lightning prog guitar backing lyrics about taking an “identical twin sister” for something sordid behind the geraniums”
NME's Unspun Heroes 2010