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SHRIEKBACK - New Album Out Now, Video For First Single Released

Seminal British dark alternative rock outfit Shriekback present their new album Why Anything? Why This?, following up their first single "And The Rain", complete with a darkly intriguing video filmed by Howard Davidson (a.k.a. Hodah).
Shriekback was formed in 1980 by ex-XTC keyboardist Barry Andrews and bassist Dave Allen on his departure from Gang Of Four, in collaboration with guitarist Carl Marsh from Out On Blue Six. Andrews also played in Robert Fripp’s League Of Gentlemen.  In 1983, they were joined by drummer Martyn Barker (King Swamp, Billy Bragg).
Written, performed and produced almost exclusively by the core trio, this is very much a "band" album, crafted over time with the three core members working in their own studios, as well as in group sessions at Yellow Fish and Echo Zoo studios to capture live drums. But the writing and production on this release has been much more collaborative, with Martyn, in particular, having more input than previously. In the player below you can watch the video for "And The Rain". Shriekback's just released new album will appeal in the first place to fans of Nick Cave, Midnight Oil, Bauhaus, Love And Rockets, The Church and the likes. Link