Repeater launch 'Kickstarter' campaign.
By: Brett Spaceman
“Here are the young men with weight on their shoulders”
Joy Division – Decades
Over years as music journalist I have seen more Joy Division comparisons than you could shake a raincoat at. To be honest I wince every time. Nobody has ever sounded like the real fab four. Those that try too hard never pull it off.
Enter Repeater. From Long Beach, California they’re a world apart but Repeater have that essential something that recalls the spirit of Manchesters finest. Steve Krolikowski’s acid bath vocals seem to belong to a different man and behind them lies something terrible. It is as though the man has seen horror, seen it and lived it. With lyrics which evoke T.S. Eliot, Verlaine and Rimbaud. I called Krolikowski a “modern symbolist for the post millennium” when I reviewed mini album, Iron Flowers. If Arcade Fire and The National represent the now for music, then for me Repeater are the future and I have invested more hope in them than any band I can care to remember. This is visceral, thrilling, vital music. Repeater are for real.
And it isn’t just me getting excited. Legendary producer Ross Robinson (Korn, Slipknot, At The Drive In) also heard something in Repeater that made his blood freeze. Months later, the band were encamped at Robinson’s home recording the album We Walk From Safety. Now they need our support. To give the album a deserved physical release the band have decided to use Kickstarter, a pledge-based service, not dissimilar to Pledge Music (which worked so well for I Like Trains last year)
Wanna try before you buy? Sure, there’s a taster EP (Patterns) still available at Bandcamp on a ‘pay what you want’ basis. Three fantastic tracks to whet the appetite for the main feature, We Walk From Safety.
Follow the links provided. You can be a part of kick-starting this wonderful band’s career.