New Music: Scissorgun – Assault Two

Scissorgun are a two-piece soundscape project from Manchester, UK, comprising Alan Hempsall (of Crispy Ambulance fame) on treated guitars, vocals, prose and trumpet, and David Clarkson (formerly of Illuminati) on synths, keyboards, drum programming, rhythms and percussion. The album blends experimental sounds and heavy beats to create something that is intriguing and captivating, musically. You can check out a live performance of the full album below, recorded as Texture in Manchester, UK.

The duo came together in the summer of 2016 with a view to creating spontaneous music, and by November had laid the foundations of Assault Two, their debut release, so named because it is the second release on Aural Assault Records, whose first outing was the debut single by Crispy Ambulance way back in April 1980.

The album also boasts a performance from Graham Massey from Biting Tongues / 808 State / Sisters of Transistors on clarinet. The special 10″ vinyl and CD package is released in a limited edition of 500 copies, whilst the extended CD features longer versions of the five tracks on the vinyl disc as well as two bonus cuts. The album is currently streaming on Spotify and Soundcloud, you can find out more about the album here.

By |October 10th, 2017|

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