HEY COLOSSUS Give Us A Lesson In ‘How To Tell Time With Jesus’ + UK Tour Dates

Hey Colossus

With a week to go before the release of Cuckoo Live Life Like Cuckoo, the eighth album from the London/Somerset 8-piece, HEY COLOSSUS, we can reveal another killer track from the record via Fact Magazine.

Today they unveil ‘How To Tell Time With Jesus‘ – a track which builds from a subtley stirring and hypnotic Krautrock mantra into full blown psychedelic space rock – illuminating more strings to their sonic bow, as it differs from the frenetic noise rock of the previously released and much championed ‘Hot Grave‘.

You can listen below and share both tracks via MIE’s Soundcloud Page:

Here is a reminder of the HEY COLOSSUS live action which is confirmed – including the album release party in London which is this Wednesday! Below this listing you can read on for more information about the release…

27th – London, Lexington album launch

16th – London, Corsica (with Eternal Tapestry)
25th – Paris, Le Rigoletto
26th – Liege, Le Garage Creative Music
27th – Lille, La Malterie

3rd – Cardiff, Undertone
4th – Bristol, The Crypt at St John The Baptist Church

1. Hot Grave
2. Oktave Dokkter
3. How To Tell Time With Jesus
4. Leather Lake
5. English Flesh
6. Pit And Hope

Hey Colossus 'Cuckoo Live Life Like Cuckoo' Artwork

Now in their tenth year the band have been gathering plaudits and accumulating new fans with every release, and after playing to thousands at Supersonic Festival last year, things are accelerating at an even faster pace.

As with each album release, HEY COLOSSUS continue to mutate and for their eighth album they have enlisted the support of a new drummer, Part Chimp guitar/vox man, Tim Cedar, who has undoubtedly brought a whole new kind of energy that has reinvigorated the band. When the rhythm section takes a shot to the bow it’s only natural for the game to change. But long term supporters need not worry, they’re still heavy, still got the same vibe, only now they are focused in a fresh way.

Cuckoo Live Life Like Cuckoo was recorded live to tape throughout 2012 in Dropout Studios, South London, by Mr. Westminster Brown, mastered by James Plotkin. For this recording, HEY COLOSSUS opt for a hefty hi-fi sound when previously they were drenched in Lo-fi fuzz. Now there is room to breathe when before they were utterly unrelenting. Tape loops and walls of noise created by bass and drum rhythmic klang, dual vocals, and three guitars are supplemented by a variety of instruments including the bağlama saz, turntables and synths – adding a whole new dynamic to their sound. These are signs of a band who are playing with their ears open and it’s all systems go.

Cuckoo Live Life Like Cuckoo will be released on CD, digitally and in a run of 500 LPs with artwork by the band on 1 April via MIE.


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