Sink Ya Teeth have announced details of the release of their second album, Two, on Friday 28th February 2020 on Hey Buffalo Records.
The vinyl features a double sided cover designed by Paul Flack so it can be racked both sides (to reflect the title) and self-produced & home recorded, the track-listing of the album is as follows:
2. Somewhere Else
3. The Hot House
6. The Rapture
7. Shut Down
8. The Vaccine
9. On The One
10. Blue Room
The band have today shared the video to The Hot House, the first track to be taken from the album. The video was put together by the band using footage shot by themselves and audience members at a recent Oxford show. Talking about the video, Maria from the band said:
We’d originally shot another video with a director, and we got the edit through last weekend but we really didn’t like it and felt that it couldn’t be used. We were in Oxford at the time, about to play a gig and pulling our hair out with literally days to the video deadline. In proper last-minute fashion, we decided to shoot some footage on our phones of that night and get the audience at the venue (Fusion Arts Centre) to shoot some stuff too and email it over. Super quick editing by Gemma so the whole thing was knocked up in a couple of days. You don’t get much more DIY than that.
She added about the track itself:
There’s a lot of polarisation in the world at the moment. The lyrics are about striving for unity in the face of that division. And having a good time while we do it. We’ve all got so much more in common than we think we have. Let’s just have a dance ffs.
With Two Sink Ya Teeth want to beckon in another Summer of Love. Where their self-titled debut album, released in June 2018, channelled the carefree vibes of New York’s Danceteria and Paradise Garage circa 1983, the follow-up continues in this vein but delves deeper into their world.
A world where melancholia and deep house make perfect bedfellows. Of late 70s post-punk and euphoric disco. Of rubbery staccato bass-lines and vocals that swing between sweet menace and deadpan indifference.
Maria Uzor and Gemma Cullingford formed Sink Ya Teeth 3 years ago in a pub in the flatlands of Norfolk, and write and record all their music in their living rooms. The duo take themes of self-medication (‘The Vaccine’), problematic neighbours (‘Stella’), and unity in the face of current division (‘The Hot House’) and set them to a pumping 4/4 beat. It’s dark disco, sure, but it’s OK to dance in the dark.
The past year since the release of their debut has seen them unexpectedly headline European festival Pohoda to a crowd of 30,000 after Lykke Li pulled out at the last minute, embark on tours in the UK and France, and record sessions for KEXP in France and BBC sessions at Maida Vale.
The pair have garnered fans in Steve Lamacq & Amy Lame (BBC 6 Music – their debut was Amy’s pick for ‘Album of the Year’ and they recorded a session for Steve in July 2018), James Lavelle (UNKLE), A Certain Ratio (who they have regularly played alongside) and their first album was reviewed favourably by The Guardian, Pitchfork, Q, Electronic Sound and Loud & Quiet
The band have a number of dates before the end of the year, including a handful of shows with A Certain Ratio. The full list of dates are as follows:
29.11.19 – The Lexington – LONDON
06.12.19 – Georgian Theatre – STOCKTON TEES (with A Certain Ratio)
07.12.19 – Rescue Rooms – NOTTINGHAM (with A Certain Ratio)
11.12.19 – Le Phare – LIMOGES, FR
12.12.19 – La Baraka – CLERMONT FERRAND, FR
13.12.19 – La Bobine – GRENOBLE, FR
14.12.19 – Le Supersonic – PARIS, FR
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Praise for their debut album:
Thrillingly chilly, perfectly funk no-wave – 4/5 The Guardian
Infectious as it is emotionally engaging – The Observer
An excellent debut – 4/5 Q
Infectious and exciting debut – 8/10 Louder Than War
An album of the year contender – Electronic Sound