Following on from the recent successes of debut album ‘Before The Walls Came Down’, COMPUTERCLUB return with the release of their single ‘Turn The Lights Out’ on 2nd March 2009 through Split Records.
An album and live favourite, ‘Turn The Lights Out’ is a soaring anthem of epic proportions. Swirling with atmospheric riffs and driving drumbeats it’s intense and dark (excuse the pun) whilst remaining a melodic and uplifting song, showing the band’s true potential.
Originally due out in January – this single has been re-scheduled for March now a new distribution deal has been secured with Republic Of Music after the administration of Pinnacle Distribution.
The band’s debut album ‘Before The Walls Came Down’ came out in October and received plaudits from the likes of the NME, The Fly and Steve Lamacq on 6Music. Written and recorded in a nine-day burst in Moles studio in Bath with acclaimed producer Paul Corkett (Radiohead, the Cure, Placebo), the album showcases the band’s formidable talents as it delves into themes of friendship and sadness following the loss of drummer and best pal Steve Brookes who was forced to retire from the band following a crippling operation removing the cartilage in his hand.
Encapsulating a darker and more reflective eighties-influenced melancholy the album show’s their maturity in song-writing and style as they experiment with guitar loops and an old 62 bit drum machine – their songs soar and develop with an ultimately positive feel.
With their live performances now reflecting the intensity of their music, they are set to have a very exciting year ahead indeed.
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“Computerclub have come up with a UK debut that justifies the plaudits they won on their emergence this year. The geeks may yet inherit the Earth.” 7/10 NME
“Computerclub have developed some musical muscle, resulting in a debut that squares up to The Fly…bringing the walls well and truly down on our initial expectations. Nice one tigers.” 3/5 The Fly
“The music shimmers and peals…Birmingham’s Computerclub, have stripped their city of its resonant musical history and installed a striden, melodic beast in its place.” Music Week