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PREMIERE: Pool Art – ‘Misery Porn’

With an EP soon to be released, Manchester duo Pool Art continue to raise the stakes in the only way they know how – through a sonic offensive. Poised, the band reveal ‘Misery Porn’; a work that voices new stimuli while nourishing the sound that has seen them to this point.

In a genre where dissonance and cacophony can easily be caught in a superficiality between stereotype and integrity, Pool Art throw away any notion of ‘the poser’. Proudly DIY and resolutely zealous in their craft, the duo retain a ubiquitous desire to diversify with each release and push forward.

Drawing note to the city’s glorified industrial past, a mechanical sample is framed on a continuous loop, circling and animating the opening bars. Underpinning the entirety of the first section, this clicking pulse links percussive ambience to Lee Corfield’s bountiful dance beat, all the while Scott Fair’s visceral dreamscape vocals and bellowing guitar jolt each piece together.

Neither monotonous, nor the drone of singles past, ‘Misery Porn’ thrills and overturns everything they’ve released thus far. As a hybrid of noise rock and new-age rave, the initial distorted samba subsides to reveal a salivating primal beast, driven by discord and appeals to the claustrophobic. This turn of connotation is a smart move, one that really pays its dividends.

Where heritage informs generations, Pool Art find a present-day loophole to combine both the archaic with the pioneering contemporary.

Stream ‘Misery Porn’ below.

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Charlotte Holroyd
A lover of music and cinema. Constantly attending gigs and in search of a great experience.

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