Legendary droners Loop have revealed their first new track in 25 years, Getintothis’ Adam Lowerson looks head to an uber-rare Liverpool outing.
Loop have announced they are set to release three new tracks in 2015 starting with Precession – their first in 25 years.
Having disbanded in 1991, the group fronted by Robert Hampson reformed back in 2013 to curate a night at the iconic All Tomorrow’s Parties festival.
Array 1, which will be released on June 22 to tie in with the band’s performance at the London Roundhouse, is described as ‘four tracks and 32 mins of haunting, aggressive, beautiful noise’. Along with the lead single Precession, the EP will also feature the tracks Aphelion, Coma and Radial.
The tracks are the first to be heard from Loop’s sessions recording at Sub Station Studios in Scotland, with the next instalment to be revealed in Autumn. Hampson describes the upcoming series of releases as “one project, with the same concept, delivered in bulletins”.
Loop first made their name in the 1980s post-punk era, and were considered to be one of the first bands to introduce psychedelic and drone rock elements to the new wave of music. Their debut album Heaven’s End was released in 1987 on their own label to high critical acclaim.
Their performance at London’s Roundhouse is a part of ATP’s Season at the Roundhouse, which has been curated by Mogwai to celebrate their 20th anniversary. The event will include sets from GZA, Public Enemy and the Jesus and Mary Chain, as well as Merseyside’s own Forest Swords and Mugstar.