Today Echotape announce the release of their debut album “Collective” produced by Killing Joke bassist and legendary producer Youth, out on March 24th.
After forming in a small off-the-map town in Southern England, one of the band’s recordings found its way to Youth. Blown away by their sound, he invited the band to his studios in Spain where he produced the album. Under Youth’s direction they laid down 17 tracks in six days which were whittled down to form “Collective”.
The result is a breathtaking statement of intent, demonstrating a depth of lyric and songwriting which has become increasingly rare amongst many contemporary artists. It is a purposeful and honest collection of songs.
After an intense recording experience the album has been described by the band as “A sonic photograph of the five of us, as a band, at that moment in time. Our influences, emotions, personalities and inter-relationships, frozen in time forever.”
Echotape have come a long way since the release of their debut EP ‘Sky Above Quarley Hill”. After joining the formidable Mumiy Troll on tour, the band were invited to perform in front of arena crowds in both Moscow and St. Petersburg. This April they will embark on their own headline tour taking in Manchester, London, Brighton, Bristol and Birmingham.
Since their creation, art, photography and design have played an important role in the creative integrity of Echotape. The band developed these ambitions with the recent video for ‘Spinning’ forming part of an installation in the Tate Modern and photographs of the band featuring in an exhibition at the Tate Britain.
This year Echotape will continue to transcend boundaries with an album that cements their identity as one of the most exciting bands this year.
1. Cannot Stop
2. Far From Heaven
3. Love is Leaving
5. Puppet Show
7. Hope is Coming
8. Halfway Home
9. Angels Sent For Us
10 – Locorum – Barnsley
11 – Roadhouse – Manchester
12 – Camden Barfly – London
17 – The Prince Albert – Brighton
18 – Thekla – Bristol
19 – The Rainbow – Birmingham