WEIMAR – DANCING ON A VOLCANO
A SPILL EXCLUSIVE ALBUM PREMIERE
Today we are pleased to present you the debut long-player Dancing On a Volcano. from Manchester indie rockers Weimar, hot on the trail of their endearing single “Soho Rain”, a wistful torch ballad paying homage to the infamous London district of London, featuring Leeds-based artist Finola on saxophone.
With their mixed bag of genres, well-digested set of influences and unique eclectic sound, Weimar is one of the most intriguing bands to come from England’s northern capital as of late.
Weimar is a four-piece made up of vocalist/ guitarist / songwriter Aidan Cross (The Bacillus, Black Light Mutants), bassist John Armstrong (The Speed Of Sound), drummer Anthony ‘Eddy’ Edwards (The Deceased) and guitarist Stephen Sarsen (Frank Is Dead, Playground).
Comprised of 12 tracks exploring an eclectic range of styles and moods, the album will be released on June 24th via German Shepherd Records, following the 2-track single “The Girls of LA” and New Order-esque B-side “Transatlantic Confusion”.
Produced by Adam Crossley and Chris Guest of Vibratone Sound Studio, the cover art for this single was created by acclaimed artist and writer Brian Gorman. The art-rock quartet’s output embraces post-punk to no wave, cabaret, psychedelia, alternative folk and gothic rock, blended in a distinctive fusion.
Since forming in 2016 and hitting the live circuit, Louder Than War named Weimar amongst its 50 Bands To Watch for 2019, the year they debuted the single “John Doe / Curse the Songs”, followed by “Marvel To The State / Undesirable Master”. Having worked with legendary post-punk producer Simon ‘Ding’ Archer, they’ve also played with Tom Hingley (Inspiral Carpets) and goth legends Skeletal Family.
Dancing On A Volcano takes the listener on an unpredictable excursion with songs exploring socio-political and personal challenges of our modern age, with themes ranging from gentrification and cultural erosion, unsavoury characters masquerading as respectable public figures, the grit beneath the glamour of society, the contrast between polished façades and the decadence within. Through its maelstrom of musical styles and influences, this album paints a brutal and honest picture of human nature and culture in the context of the 2020s.
The Dancing On A Volcano album can be ordered at https://weimarbanduk.com/product/dancing-on-a-volcano or https://weimarband.bandcamp.com/album/dancing-on-a-volcano. It will also be available elsewhere online, including Spotify and Apple Music.
Written by John Armstrong, Aidan Cross, Anthony Edwards, Stephen Sarsen, Johann Kloos
Produced, mixed & mastered by Adam Crossley and Chris Guest
Recorded at Vibratone Sound Studio, Manchester
Cover Art by Brian Gorman
John Armstrong – Bass
Aidan Cross – Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Anthony ‘Eddy’ Edwards – Drums
Johann Kloos – Lead Guitar
Bob Dinn – Trumpet and flugelhorn (‘The Sociopath’)
Finola – Saxophone (‘Soho Rain’, ‘Polished Decay’, ‘Hunter’s Moon’)
Chris Guest – Keyboards (‘Soho Rain’, ‘Faded Queen Of The Night’)
Loop-Aznavour – Theremin (‘I Smashed The Looking Glass’)
Susan O’Shea – Keyboards (‘The Hangers-On’)
Artist photos by Zac Gale
Please also enjoy these latest two singles from Weimar:
Dancing On A Volcano
(German Shepherd Records)
Release Date: June 24, 2022