LISTENING POST

90 seconds of garage-rock set to pop-out designs of doughnuts, toothpaste and water melons.

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You probably heard that the floods which affected the north of England back around Christmas caused particular problems for some studio/practice spaces in Leeds.

Local DIY outfit Cowtown were due to record their latest album with Matthew Johnson from Hookworms at his studio Suburban Home. When it got washed out, they moved the process to the band’s own practice space. A triumph for still getting shit done, that album from the trio is now ready for release.

They’ve made a great video for one of the album’s tracks, ‘Tweak’. The hyper-real graphics flashing on screen – doughnuts, teddy bears, toothpaste – compliments the sub-two minute blast of garage-rock.

It’s directed by Molly Kaplan, and Hilary Knott from the band has this concise comment about the track and video:

“Cowtown: wound up riff raff make ultimate nigh-time fast song. Hundreds of hours in the Kaplan brain space imagined through very backwards computer technology make together wonderful things. The end.” Watch below.

The new album, the band’s fourth, ‘Paranormal Romance’ is out via Sheffield’s Audacious Art Experiment and Folkestone’s Hot Salvation Records on 19 August. They’re playing some shows later this month (Leeds House Party with Martha on 8 August, album launch at Brudenell Social Club on the 26th and Sheffield Picture House on the 28th), plus some more gigs in the autumn.

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