Berlin-based trio The History of Colour TV are back with new music, presenting 'Wreck', the first single from their forthcoming third album 'Something Like Eternity'.
For this, the band travelled to France in the spring of 2016 to record with Peter Deimel (The Wedding Present, Shellac, The Ex) at the legendary Black Box Recording Studio. The result represents a departure from their hallmark sound by bringing a raw, minimalist aesthetic to the new release.
The History Of Colour TV was founded in Berlin in 2010 by British artist Jaike Stambach, initially conceived as a solo multimedia project involving noisy hypnotic output through audio, video and soundtrack offerings. Over the course of two albums and multiple EPs, released through Bruit Blanc and Saint Marie Records, the band has been unabashedly diverse in their approach, exploring harsh noise, sound collages and reverb-saturated dreampop, to the stripped-down rock of their more recent offerings. They also toured extensively while establishing their notable presence within the Berlin music scene. The current lineup also includes Markus Mocydlarz and Janek Sprachta.
Though enigmatic, 'Wreck' recounts the story of a group-friendship tarnished by disaffection and apathy. As a member of this group, the narrator describes feelings of helplessness by the members' own inability to positively change the situation. A list of surreal descriptions ensues, and the lyrics imply that the friends suffer a serious car crash. Although their fate remains unclear, the narrator seemingly becomes all-seeing and is left to contemplate the aftermath and randomness of an event that nullified any potential for reconciliation within the group.
'Wreck' will be released digitally on November 25. Their album 'Something Like Eternity' will be released in early 2017 via French label Cranes Records and the band's own imprint Weird Books. Follow them @THOCTV