London-based experimental, pop/noise rock outfit Tayne are set to release their debut album, Breathe, on 2nd November 2018 via Strange Brew Records. In the meantime, checkout his latest single ‘Storms’ HERE.
“Breathe is a very personal self-serving record for me,” said singer-songwriter, Matthew Sutton, who self-produced the album. “Mostly, the record is a reflection of my own anxieties, insecurities, fears, hopes and expectations and mental health. Thematically, it’s dark, chaotic and intense; so I wanted to have some sort of juxtaposition. I decided to present the singles on the record in traditional pop song structure, with pop hook choruses. Equally there are a lot of demons on the record.”
As for his playlist, Matt has mapped out a string of tracks that he feels represent a good insight of what to expect from their new album, and what has inspired Tayne and their musical direction. “Spoiler alert there is a lot of awesome women content below.”
1. Lady Gaga – ‘Applause’
“Let’s not beat around the bush – I’ll just come out and state it: Lady Gaga is one of my biggest influences and possibly one of the coolest chicks to ever walk the earth. Musically, Art Pop is one of the filthiest techno albums I’ve ever enjoyed. The only difference between this and a Boys Noize record is Lady Gaga throws some unbelievably catchy pop hooks on top.”
2. Fever Ray – ‘Wanna Sip’
“Fever Ray’s Plunge has easily become one of my favourite albums ever. She’s got the look, she’s got all the ‘weird’, and she’s not afraid to experiment or be herself. I caught her live and it shook me to the core it was so good.”
3. Hilary Woods – ‘Inhaler’
“I love this song, purely because it’s a master class in how stripped back and delicate a song can be, whilst still sucking you in and holding your attention. I’m a massive fan of everything on Scared Bones Records, so naturally when Hilary announced this release I felt very proud (Hilary is Irish, as am I FYI).”
4. St. Vincent – ‘Los Ageless’
“St. Vincent gives me the chills, she’s so god damn cool. Masseduction is amazing, it’s full of pop hits and the production is flawless, it’s like someone took all the grit and ugly from Nine Inch Nails and polished it into a banging pop album.”
5. Zola Jesus – ‘Bound’
“When I first heard this track, it made me feel anxious: the timing of the intro I found so unsettling and catchy. I’ve listened to this track on repeat; such a massive bass lead that sucks you in every time.”
6. Health – ‘Die Slow’
“This is a song that pushed my reset button, and it hasn’t been reset since. Enough said.”
7. No Spill Blood – ‘Good Company’
“No Spill Blood are one of my favourite Irish bands. They create massive rich sounds that chew you up and spit you out. Brutal synths, drilling drums, the chunkiest bass you’ll ever hear, and distorted reverb vocals terrify. Their energy levels are so intense.”
8. Liars – ‘Mess On A Mission’
“Liars always seem to have an air of cool around them, and rightly so. This song just sounds like so much fun.”
9. Nine Inch Nails – ‘Into The Void’
“One of the best songs from one of the best albums I have ever listened to. Again, filthy production with pop hooks – I see a pattern growing here – in fact, maybe with should call this a ‘pop hooks with filthy production’ list?
10. Fuck Buttons – ‘Surf Solar’
“I always go back to this record. It’s pretty much a decade old now, but I remember it coming out and it’s stuck with me ever since. The drone and glitch textures and haunting growling buried underneath it all has had a lasting impression on me. I see a lot of Fuck Buttons in my music, especially our recent single, ‘Haunted’.”
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Find Tayne’s playlist below and HERE.