TUNE The Longcut - Death Mask (Radio Edit)
Somewhere between utopia and dystopia The Longcut have constructed their own monolithic world. Impossible to place but undoubtedly familiar, on their new single taken from forthcoming album 'Arrows' Manchester’s sonic architects have carved out their own Upside Down within the crevices of the North; sublimely sweet, bittersweet and bleak, where concrete blockades loom large, but songbirds emerge from clouds overhead.
7 years in the works but much less time in the making, 'Deathmask' is a behemoth of a lead single. Energetic, menacing and mesmerising, the words came together very quickly. “I was walking home in a pretty shitty mood and this really ominous weather front came over,” recalls Stuart. “The sky went dark and there was this static electric feeling in the air, powerful and foreboding. That’s where the line “Under the gathering sulphur” comes from. It got me thinking about escapism; not to some sunny uplands, but to a place where the natural order was breaking down too.”
Raw, brutal, pounding the senses and always from the heart, The Longcut are ready to launch Arrows into 2018’s bleak and beautiful horizon.