The psychedelic rock power trio from Fribourg, Switzerland, Dirty Sound Magnet, are thrilled to announce the release of new single “Skull Drawing Rose”, which is the third single taken from the forthcoming new record: “TRANSGENIC” set for release on October 18th, via Hummus Records.
Frontman Stavros comments: “If there was just one Dirty Sound Magnet track that people should hear, it’s this one. It’s our most epic and longest recording. It also features my favourite guitar solo.”
The single is a lengthy, intricate, refined example of the band’s unique take on psychedelic rock, which is craftily intertwined with intermittent bows to the finest prog rock. The result is, as Stavros said, an epic track able to satisfy the toughest critique.
“TRANSGENIC”:Drowned in this world of advanced technology and hyper-consumerism, individuals struggle to discover their inner self or communicate with each other. The album lays out a disturbing view of the present and the near future, with the significance of Social Media, and increasingly alarming ecological issues giving shape to an Orwellian dystopia.
The egocentric practices inherent to Social Media are mocked by Stavros’ insolent lyrics and tone. The drama and loneliness of “Modern Man” is highlighted across Transgenic, with emotional issues and personal experiences completing the lyrical content. Musically, The album draws on the last 50 years of Pop Culture, with some touches of traditional folk music, but as a whole, Transgenic is true Rock. Production-wise, the band plays with light and shade and introduces the terms “Organic” and “Transgenic” as musical concepts. When delving into the organic realm, the sound is warmer, and the recording techniques used are vintage.
Dirty Sound Magnetis a lifelong pursuit built on a feverish, border-line-religious passion for music and a common set of guiding values and beliefs. Members Stavros Dzodzosz (Guitar, Vocals), Marco Mottolini (Bass) and Maxime Cosandey (Drums), The three state it plainly: “there is no plan B”. Their dedication is unconditional, unequivocal, and unavoidable. Not one of the members has been engaged in any side projects since the band’s formation a decade ago; Dirty Sound Magnetoffers them a musical framework without any boundaries to their creative expression. The band’s DNA can be traced back to the ancestral ‘Golden Age of Rock’ (60s, 70s), but it would be incorrect to think that DSM is…“retro”. The musicians are inspired by contemporary artists and modern production techniques, pushing the boundaries as they see fit. The results are personal, unique and original. Simply put: the Dirty Sound Magnet experience is a mystical journey back to the future… “TRANSGENIC”.
To celebrate the release of “TRANSGENIC”, Dirty Sound Magnet will embark on a full UK/European tour this winter, with further dates to be confirmed.
UK TOUR DATES
28.11.19 – London (UK) @ The Macbeth
29.11.19 – Coventry (UK) @ The Tin Music and Art
01.12.19 – Chester (UK) @ The Live Rooms
04.12.19 – Glasgow (UK) @ Nice n’ Sleazy
05.12.19 – Edinburgh (UK) @ Whistle Binkies
08.12.19 – Northampton (UK) @ The Lab
Transgenic will be released on October 18th, 2019 via Hummus Records:
Pre-Order Link- http://www.hummus-records.com