Listening Post

Dave Clarke’s ditched the techno and made this electronic punk song with Anika

The Exploding View member sings on 'I'm Not Afraid'

Dave Clarke doesn’t rush his albums. In fact, it’s been 14 years since the last one, ‘Devil’s Advocate’ in 2003.

Next month (27 October) he’ll release ‘The Desecration of Desire’, and, well, it doesn’t sound like what you’d like a new album from Dave Clarke would sound like at all. There’s very little techno. Not because he’s done with it, but simply that it was time to reflect his interests in other types of music.

Which is why some of the collaborations on the album have raised a few surprised eyebrows. Firstly, Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees/Queens of the Stone Age/Gutter Twins), and Anika, lead singer of post-punk band Exploded View. 

The latest track he’s shared from it chugs along on a dark, grimy, distorted bass line. It’s called ‘I’m Not Afraid’.

“I wanted to make an album that was not a collection of club tracks,” says Clarke. “I listen to many types of music all the time and I felt free for the first time to implement this approach for my own project.”

‘The Desecration Of Desire’ is out on 27 October via SKINT.