Fold: Blood Red Vinyl LP
Label: Show Your Hands
Release Date: 29th April
A dark, hypnotic, dirgy and dank kind of sub-funk with chunky basslines and synth textures buuuut with songs that remind this shopkeeper of post-Great Escape Blur and the experimental sounds of 80s Sheffield.
Diner is an alt-indie duo from Brighton, UK formed by Clark Left and Richard Jayston who share a sonic vision: the uneasy mystery of Lynch, the repetition of Can, the drones of Saharan blues and the dense atmosphere of Eno.
Both Diner and their debut album Fold present a series of paradoxes. Technically Fold is an elaborate record, as lead singer Clark explains “We're interested in creating music that's textured and layered. We like driving, pulsing rhythms and unconventional, but catchy hooks.” Yet on its surface Fold presents as something minimal with clinically hypnotic beats and rhythms, and deliciously spacious soundscapes.