Union of Knives return with a new single, ‘A Tall Tale’ – their first release in over a decade.
The track features Helen Marnie, of Ladytron as well as a solo artist in her own right under the Marnie moniker, and is available on Spotify or Apple Music, although annoyingly we can’t find any sensible way to purchase it as a download. But as we’ve already typed this up…
The follow-up to previous single ‘High On Account of 0′ is the first of two collaborations with Marnie, who said of the track: “I wanted to create a state of confusion and a feeling of being on the edge with the mantra ‘Who am I?’ But that feeling quickly disperses into something beautiful and hopeful when Anthony sings. A Tall Tale is a journey. Fare thee well.”
Thomaz added: “I was hypnotised by the track when I first heard it with Helen’s ethereal vocals and delivery. I’m over the moon with this collaboration! The repetitive mantra ‘who am I’ is a question we ask ourselves every day. For me it is like meditating while dancing.”
The new material is taken from a forthcoming album, 15 years in the making, following their 2006 debut ‘Violence and Birdsong’, which came out via EMI offshoot Relentless, and is the band’s only long-player to date – follow-up, ‘The Anti-Fire’, remaining unreleased.
The brainchild of Chris Gordon – previously of mid-’90s act Baby Chaos, and followed by Regency Buck and Deckard – Union of Knives’ lineup has changed over the years. Joining Gordon to provide vocals on several tracks from the new album is Anthony Thomaz (Dope Sick Fly), while Peter Kelly – of The Kills and Ladytron – returns, having worked on the 2006 debut.
More at www.unionofknives.com
— Union Of Knives (@unionofknivesuk) October 23, 2020