In a nicely timed follow up to my post a couple of weeks ago about Shackleton’s incredible live show at The Croft, he’s just announced a new release on Perlon through an interview with Resident Advisor. It’s an album-length project entitled Three EPs, to be released on 14th October on triple vinyl, and if the new material he’s been performing live is anything to go by it’s going to be one of the best releases of the year.
Three EPs will be the first actual new material from Shack since the final Skull Disco compilation, Soundboy’s Gravestone Gets Desecrated By Vandals – his tracks on the Mordant Music compilation released earlier in the year were quite a lot older. There are snippets of the entire record available for listening at Wordandsound. Whilst the hallmarks of his dusty, percussive early work are still very much present, there are audible hints of more synthetic soundplay, which seems appropriate for a release on the Perlon label. It’ll have to wait for the release for the full effect, but this bodes very well indeed.
And as a way of tiding over the wait until October, one of his most devastating early tracks, ‘Naked’: