PUBLICIST UK Premiere “Telegraphing” Video via CLRVYNT; Announce EU Dates with Crippled Black Phoenix
Post-punk up-and-comers PUBLICIST UK have just shared a new music video for their song “Telegraphing” (off 2015’s Forgive Yourself) via new music portal CLRVYNT! CLRVYNT commented on the Heather Crank-directed video,
“The video is a Technicolor wonderland of arresting scenes and effects, all layering atop one another. It matches up with the song’s flair and atmosphere, alternating between post-punk’s tendencies toward aggression and softness. Visuals fly by in the form of colorful cats, beach frolicking, psychedelic skulls and endless pools of color. It’s a great reminder of how solid a record Forgive Yourself is, and a good reason to revisit the debut.”
Watch “Telegraphing” now at this location or below.
Additionally, the band will be embarking on a European tour kicking off this December with UK rockers Crippled Black Phoenix. The Devil’s Trade will also support on all dates; check out a full itinerary below.
PUBLICIST UK Live:
*All dates with Crippled Black Phoenix*
Dec 8 Manchester UK Sound Control
Dec 9 London UK The Dome
Dec 10 Nijmegen NLD Doornroosje
Dec 11 Wiesbaden DE Schlachthof
Dec 12 Switzerland/France TBA
Dec 13 Zurich CHE Werk 21
Dec 14 Munich DE Feierwerk, Kranhalle
Dec 15 Budapest HUN Durer Kert
Dec 16 Vienna AUT Arena
Dec 17 Tübingen DE Sudhaus
Dec 18 Dresden DE Scheune
Dec 19 Warsaw POL Progresja
Dec 20 Berlin DE Lido
Dec 21 Koln DE Underground
PUBLICIST UK‘s debut album Forgive Yourself was released last August via Relapse Records. The album is available for streaming and digital download via the band’s Bandcamp page HERE, and can be purchased physically via Relapse at THIS LOCATION.
PUBLICIST UK (featuring members of Municipal Waste, Revocation, Goes Cube, and Freshkills) forms a sound that blends elements of post-punk and new wave with metal and hardcore. The band formed in 2013 when guitarist David Obuchowski and Zachary Lipez (who had toured together with their bands Goes Cube and Freshkills respectively) began writing songs long distance; Obuchowski in Colorado, and Lipez in New York. Shortly thereafter, Obuchowski met up with his old friend and Revocation bassist Brett Bamberger (who’d he’d toured with when Brett was the bass player of East of the Wall). Obuchowski showed Bamberger the two songs he and Lipez had been working on, and Bamberger was in.
That same weekend, Bamberger went to Richmond, Virginia and paid a visit to his friend Dave Witte (Municipal Waste, ex-Burnt By The Sun). After hearing the songs, Witte immediately offered his talents, and was quickly welcomed into the fold. In the summer of 2014, the band posted a single demo, which saw instant coverage from Decibel Magazine, MetalSucks.net, and many others. Later that same summer, Noisey premiered another demo, and stated that, “unlimited beer, nudity, thick-cut bacon, and PUBLICIST UK are things that you need in your life!” The media attention, to say nothing of the supergroup’s innovative and dynamic take on post-punk, were more than enough to catch the eye of Relapse Records, who signed the band in the fall of 2014.
Following the band’s signing to Relapse, they headed to Wild Arctic Studios in Dover, NH to track their first full-length release, where they recorded with producer Dean Baltulonis (Goes Cube, The Hold Steady, Sick Of It All, Sheer Terror, and many others). Upon the album’s completion, PUBLICIST UK embarked upon a SXSW tour that included seven shows, and also appeared alongside Obituary, Pallbearer, Kylesa, and Corrosion Of Conformity at Dark Lord Day in Indiana. This past spring, Portland, OR-based boutique label Static Tension Recordings released PUBLICIST UK’s two demos as an exclusive Record Store Day 7-inch, setting the stage for the band’s hotly anticipated debut. PUBLICIST UK’s first album, Forgive Yourself, is a roaring 9-track genre-bender that proves that music doesn’t need to grind or blast to be heavy and dark.