Egyptian Blue 'A Living Commodity' LP
Limited clear vinyl.
Every element of Egyptian Blue’s fierce, uncompromising sound feels like hypnotism fuelled by psychosis. Their grinding riffs achieve a mesmeric power through brute repetition, while their rhythm section produces taut, nervous energy and intense post-punk grooves in equal measure. Following on from their incendiary debut EP’s; 2019’s ‘Collateral Damage’ and 2020’s ‘Body Of Itch’, the band garnered a fervent following and had support from key tastemakers across the media including Steve Lamacq, Jack Saunders, Tom Ravenscroft, NME and Fader.
The band have now re-appeared following an extended period of writing and recording their highly anticipated debut album A Living Commodity, via YALA! Records, the label co-founded by former Maccabee Felix White and home to releases from acts including The Magic Gang, YAK, The Homesick, FEET, Whenyoung, Talkshow, Seraphina Simone and Willie J Healey. With a new clarity of vision fully formed during the extended hiatus of 2-years of pandemic enforced delays, A Living Commodity represents a dynamic artistic shift from Egyptian Blue and showcases in full the scale and ambition of their songwriting. The first teaser of new music came in the form of ‘Geisha’; a psyche-tinged punk attack driven by Luke Phelps propulsive bass combined with Isaac Ide’s tight percussion, underpinned by dual frontmen Andy Buss and Leith Ambrose jagged guitar playing adding to the angsty and foreboding lyrics with Buss professing ‘’I live for only you’’ making a magnetising collage of sounds.