Over the course of a decade, Salford-based collective Gnod have pursued an ever-evolving sound, rendering the tags and genre brackets placed upon them all but redundant. Their mammoth new single Donovan’s Daughter’s is testament to those years of creative expansion and experimentation – built upon devilish bass intervals, jagged guitars and a full-bodied drum groove. It sprouts from a seed of musical tension, reaches a jaw-clenching midsection, before swooping and rising once more in cacophonous triumph. If you can imagine a composite of PiL, Fingerprintz, Can and Swans, then you might come close to the noisy, dub-wise, snarling rock sound they’ve masterfully crafted.
The band’s forthcoming LP Chapel Perilous is an eye-catching release, with grainy, multidimensional artwork and physical editions that include orange and black swirl vinyl and a mini gatefold CD with variation cover. The five-track effort is scheduled for release on 4th May, two days after Gnod and White Hills perform at Band on the Wall and arrives courtesy of Rocket recordings. The label just celebrated the 20th anniversary and IMPATV were on hand to film the celebratory show, so keep your eyes peeled for GNOD’s set at the event over the coming weeks. Check out the new track below and forthcoming album here.