Listening Post

Protomartyr release a party jam about what a mess we’ve made of things for our kids

Alright, it's not a party jam, but it is very good

It won’t come as news to you that the world is having a bit of a stinker of late. And there will be a generation after us who, quite likely, will wonder what the hell was going on?

Detroit band Protomartyr’s forthcoming new album ‘Relatives In Descent’, they say, is a piece of work which questions the general “unknowable nature of truth”. It’s not a concept LP, but that overarching question weaves its way throughout the album.

Last month, the band’s latest chapter was introduced with the brilliant single ‘A Private Understanding’.

Now, they’ve put out a new one – ‘My Children’ – and announced a UK tour for later this year. Honestly, you’d be a fool not to go to one of the shows.

‘Relatives In Descent’ is out via Domino on 29 September.

Sauna Youth are supporting at these shows, too:

Brighton, The Haunt – 12 November
London, The Dome – 14
Manchester, Deaf Institute – 15
Newcastle, The Cluny – 16
Glasgow, CCA – 17
Dublin, Whelan’s – 18
Leeds, Brudenell – 19

Support Loud And Quiet from £3 per month and we'll post you our next 9 magazines

As all of us are constantly reminded, it’s getting harder for independent publishers to stay in business, which applies to Loud And Quiet more now than ever, 14 years after we first started printing a magazine that we’ve always given away for free.

Having thought about the best way to support our running costs (the printing and distribution fees, the podcast and production costs etc.) we’d like to ask our readers who really enjoy what we do to subscribe to our next 9 issues over the next 12 months. The cheapest we can afford to do this for works out at £3 per month for UK subscribers, charged yearly.

If that seems like a bit of a punt, you can pay-as-you-go for £4 per month and cancel any time you like. European and world plans are available too, at the lowest rate we can afford.

It’s not just a donation – you’ll receive a physical copy of our magazine through your door and some extra perks detailed on our subscribe page. Digital subscriptions are available worldwide for £15 per year. We hope you consider this a good deal and the best way to keep Loud And Quiet in your life without its content, independence or existence suffering.