Hands Up Who Wants To Die, no that’s not a question, but the moniker of traumatising Irish noise-rockers who are preparing to release their latest opus Nil All through Sleeping Giant Glossolalia (US), Fonoradar Records (Poland), while in the UK, it’ll be handled by the ethically awesome Human Worth, who’ll also be donating 10% of proceeds to MASI (Movement of Asylum Seekers in Ireland), an organisation who seek justice for asylum seekers in Ireland.
Set to be released on Friday 3rd March, with pre-sales starting this Friday, 20th January, on Human Worth’s Bandcamp, and to give you a taste of the madness that’s to come, it’s The Shaman’s honour to bring you the truly insane and ever so lemony video for L’inconnue, the longest track on the album at over eight minutes.
Shot by Bit Thompt and Seán Zissou, and about the video, the band says, ‘The accompanying film, produced by the band, deals with facial distortion and budget discomfort. Inspired by Andy Ingamells’ piece A performance is never rehearsed, a performance is never repeated (itself an homage to Chris Burden’s Shoot, 1971) and Sinéad O’Connor.’
While on the track, they add, ‘On the face of it, the lyrics deal with the transformation of the death mask of an anonymous woman that drowned in the Seine into the face of the resuscitation doll ‘Resusci Anne’. Her life after death, forever receiving mouth to mouth but never being brought back to life.’
Now click play below to add some zesty discomfort to your life with L’inconnue…
More On Hands Up Who Wants To Die & ‘Nil All’
Human Worth are proud to present the stunning new album from Irish foursome Hands Up Who Wants to Die, available to pre-order from 20th January with a portion of proceeds donated to charity.
Working again with long-time collaborators John ‘Spud’ Murphy (Black Midi, Lankum, Caroline) and Ian Chestnutt, Hands Up Who Wants To Die present their long awaited third long player, Nil All. The album expands upon the delicate → brutal spectrum found on HUWWTD’s previous LP, Vega In The Lyre, pushing further into spacious light and claustrophobic void. The band has twisted minimal musical ideas in various directions, with Spud’s sonic orchestration harnessing the exploration of sinuous melodies, elastic time and delicate micropolyphony.
The first release featuring Ten Past Seven’s Rory O’Brien on lyrical duties, themes include strange histories and characters enduring, often out of delusion. The anomalies and warped stories, barely believable. Life as a zero-sum game, brutal and absurd.
The record is being pressed in two stunning colour variations, and co-released by Human Worth in the UK, Sleeping Giant Glossolalia in the US and Fonoradar Records in Poland/EU, with 10% of the proceeds from Human Worth’s sales going to masi.ie – an organisation demanding justice for asylum seekers in Ireland stuck in the devastating system of ‘direct provision.’
Hands Up Who Wants To Die will also be playing an album launch gig in London this Saturday, January 21st, at Strongroom Bar as part of a Human Worth All Dayer and for more information, head over to dice.fm.
Nil All Tracklist:
02. Late Cormorant Fishing
03. O – O
06. Hell Is Just More Of What’s Already True
07. God’s Favourite
08. Ludger Sylbaris
Nil All, the latest album from Irish noise-rockers Hands Up Who Wants To Die, releases 3rd March, with pre-sales starting this Friday, 20th January, over on Human Worth‘s Bandcamp.