News In Brief: Love Of Diagrams, PVT, New Gods, Liars
News posted Wednesday, September 5 2012 at 02:00 PM.
Related: Ground Components, Love Of Diagrams, Little Red, PVT, Liars, New Gods.
– The fourth Love of Diagrams album is being written as we speak. Following a bit of a quiet stretch apart from a national tour supporting Wild Flag, the Melbourne trio are returning to the studio later this year. But locals can catch them at the Tote on Sept. 15, playing and debuting some of the new songs. Supports are Exhaustion (members of Ooga Boogas, Deaf Wish and Snawklor) and The Stevens, with Twerps on DJ duties. The in-the-works LP will be the band’s first since 2009’s “casually brilliant” Nowhere Forever.
– Also getting in early to spruik their next album are PVT, who have just unveiled the eventual opening track ‘Shiver’. The scene-setting tune feels much longer than its three-and-a-half minutes – in a good way – and dials back the Sydney/London trio’s more frenetic tendencies. It’s also got a spellbinding and vaguely NSFW clip from Australian filmmaker Tex Crick. Starting later this month, PVT will tour the US and Canada with Menomena before doing Europe in November with Bloc Party and looping back to Australia to support Gotye in December. No title or release date has been announced for their fourth album, the follow-up to 2010’s evolution-minded Church With No Magic.
– With that prolonged Little Red split behind them, Dominic Byrne and Adrian Beltrame are already busy with New Gods, featuring Ground Components’ Dale Packard on keys, Eagle and the Worm’s Richard Bradbeer on bass and drummer Sam Raines. Citing Neil Young, Brian Wilson, Television and Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti as influences, the Melbourne quintet’s first single arrives next Monday (Sept. 10), followed by a free gig at the Espy the next night (Sept. 11) with support from Sweet Teens. There’s already a debut EP slated for November, and New Gods will tour nationally supporting The Rubens over the next couple months. Oh, one more thing: they’re named for a Meat Puppets song.
– Things are good in the Liars business. The band’s coming our way for Harvest behind a “terrifying, murderous and beautiful” album and some creepy film clips. Now they’ve shared the twitchy new track ‘Point Your Pistols to the Sigh’ as part of the ever-reliable Adult Swim Singles Program.