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Protomartyr The Agent Intellect

Protomartyr: Total bias alert: Protomartyr’s “Under Color of Official Right” was among my top Albums of 2014 by a longshot. (Any band that sounds like Mark E Smith fronting a garage Chameleons…but from Detroit, is going to do it for me.) Their CMJ shows, all of which were great for different reasons: firstly they played two new songs at the Knitting Factory with tailored lyrics of “Tarpeian Rock”They also inspired a crazy pit at Death by Audio; and just basically blew the lid off the Cake Shop where frontman Joe Casey admitted “First time I was at Cake Shop they served Sparks. I got really drunk and yelled at Sean Lennon. Protomartyr – Why Does It Shake – Live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, three bands came together for a pop-up show announced only days before,

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Protomartyr have a new LP ‘The Agent Intellect’ fast approaching, the Detroit-based post-punk mob have unveiled a second cut, the fidgety ‘I Forgive You’. With Screeching, jittery guitars forming the track’s predominant thread, as vocalist Joe Casey’s downbeat drawl, drags things through the dirt. When held up against the previously unveiled ‘Why Does It Shake?’ and ‘Dope Cloud, it’s evidence of Protomartyr’s ability to warp expectations while still keeping things wrapped tight in their familiar post-punk guise.

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‘The Agent Intellect’ will be released via Hardly Art Records on October 9th  To celebrate, the band have plotted a number of UK dates alongside fellow bruisers METZ – as follows:

OCTOBER
30th Brighton, Green Door Store
31st Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

NOVEMBER
1st London, Scala
3rd Bristol, The Fleece
4th Manchester, Sound Control
5th Glasgow, Stereo
6th Birmingham, The Rainbow Cellar
7th Cardiff, Swn Festival