The Utopia Strong share new single from debut album and announce tour dates


The Utopia Strong

The Utopia Strong have released new single Konta Chorus from their self titled debut album, Getintothis’ Peter Goodbody chalks his snooker cue.

The Utopia Strong, the combined forces of Kavus Torabi (Gong / Cardiacs / Knifeworld / Guapo), Michael J. York (Coil / Teleplasmiste / Guapo) and snooker legend Steve Davis have arrived.

This is no less than a modular driven kosmische colossus of transcendent power enough to drive all talk of green baize firmly into the blue yonder.

With Davis’ modular geometry and ambient structures weaving with Torabi’s keen and skewed sense of melody alongside York’s various gifts for pipes, drones and fevered abstract are no more apparent on the second track to be revealed Konta Chorus.

The resulting tapestry is as likely to remind listeners of the counter-cultural benchmarks of Terry Riley and Cluster as the later vortex-voyages of Zimpel Ziolek with it’s melange of ‘70s Brain Records and ‘90s Warp Label skewed diabolus in musica melodic undertow.

An extraordinary marriage between celestial radiance and hallucinatory repetition as the sounds of an early Aphex Twin track intertwined with Liquid Liquid’s repetitive groove into a climax of electronic Grumbling Fur folk.

The Utopia Strong self titled album with be available on all formats on the September 13 and the band will be playing a string of shows around the release – see below.

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Aug 24 – Blackmarket VIP, Hastings
Sep 5 – Oslo, London (w/Teeth Of The Sea)
Sep 8 – Krankenhaus Festival, Cumbria
Nov 8 – Golden Lion, Todmorden
Dec 11 – The Cluny, Newcastle
Dec 12 – Hare & Hounds (v2), Birmingham
Dec 18 – The Crescent, York
Dec 19 – Deaf Institute, Manchester
Dec 20 – Cafe Oto, London
Dec 21 – Ramsgate Music Hall, Ramsgate

The Utopia Strong


1. Emerald Tablet
2. Konta Chorus
3. Swimmer
4. Unquiet Boundary
5. Transition To The Afterlife
6. Pickman’s Model
7. Brainsurgeons 3
8. Do You Believe In Two Gods?
9. Moonchild