Bastards of Fate – Supercollider: Track premiere

Feature by News Team | 11 Jan 2017
  • The Bastards of Fate

Take a first listen to Supercollider by The Bastards of Fate, taken from their forthcoming third album Suck Out The Light

Roanoke, Virginia five-piece The Bastards of Fate have been compared to an awful lot of seemingly-disparate bands in their time – Sparks, Pulp, Frank Zappa, Merzbow, etc – but to describe their sound as 'eclectic' doesn't fully do justice to their expansive, ever-evolving sound. They're a post-postmodern marvel; the sound of pop eating and regurgitating itself before running round the Guggenheim and throwing the results at the walls. And they're a hell of a lot of fun too. 

Their third album Suck Out The Light is scheduled for release on 10 Feb via the Happy Happy Birthday To Me label – we've got an exclusive preview of typically hyperactive new track Supercollider, and you can check it out in the player below. 

"A wall of sound, a shout in the dark, a radio hit (never to be played on the radio)," say the band. "Supercollider shows the outsiders railing against the establishment. 

"It’s the spirit of punk rock. It’s Seattle right before grunge broke. It's desperation and rage, just before it falls into a funk gang vocal taken from an interesting night at a house show. Once – just after loading out of a show – the patrons shed their clothes, inhibitions and danced to the extended cut of Michael Jackson’s Don’t Stop 'Til You Get Enough on repeat for what seemed like an eternity. A Dionysian scene for sure."

Suck Out The Light is released on 10 Feb via HHBTM