Their brand new album “Lease of Life” just came out on Rock Action Records and the new record sees the bands electro-pop sound go from strength to strength. Errors are one of a clutch of exciting new bands signed to Mogwai’s excellent Rock Action records. Like Mogwai, the band hails from Glasgow Scotland, their sound however comprises far more electronic elements.[vimeo 121665418 w=640 h=360]
The Hebridean Isle Of Jura: the location where George Orwell wrote Nineteen Eighty-Four; a place where The KLF are rumoured to have burned a million quid; and, now, it also happens to be the birthplace of ‘Lease of Life’ and base camp for Errors’ overdue ascent to music’s summit. A new lease of life is just what the fourth album from the Glasgow band demonstrates, its new ambitions evident from the outset, likewise a desire to challenge themselves to explore fresh soundworlds. ‘Lease Of Life’ is a bold work borne by confidence and shaped, partially, by newly acquired vintage hardware, synthesizers and drum machines.
It’s an album on which familiarly alien technology is combined with these musicians’ most accessible, immediate songwriting yet. It is also the band’s most cohesive album statement to date: a start-to-finish experience that’s bound by recurring constituents and accomplished craft. It was written and recorded in a relatively short space of time, beginning on the remote island of Jura. This remoteness can be felt in several instances, the band citing the afternoons on the isle spent staring out to sea as having an influence on the overall feel of some of the album’s longer songs.
Errors is a 4 piece band from Glasgow, Scotland. Originally formed in 2004 by Simon Ward, Stephen Livingstone and Greg Paterson on the back of a 3 track demo recorded in Simonʼs bedroom the band quickly set about making a name for themselves in their hometown with their unique take on dance music. The band were soon taken under the wing of Mogwai who signed them to their Rock Action label alongside the likes of Part Chimp and James Orr Complex. They build on the merged sound of electronic and analogue that has become Errors signature. Angular, spiraling guitars, underpinned by truly mesmerising beats combined with euphoric synths and pop hooks.
Sunday, 17 May 2015 | 20:00 CET
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