5 December, 2020

EXCLUSIVE – The Illness announce debut single featuring Steve West and Bob Nastanovich (Pavement/Silver Jews)

Leeds based UK collective The Illness (members of Ambulance / Wolf Solent / Broken Arm / Alisia Casper) have announced their rather exciting debut 12” single “Descending G/Phrases Redacted”. It’s a collaboration with none other than Pavement’s Steve West and Bob Nastanovich. 

Each of the indie rock legends takes turns in performing vocals on the single. West takes the lead on Descending G which builds from a straightforward four to the floor drum beat and rising chord phrasing into a transcendent Spiritualized euphoria. It’s coloured with psychedelic backwards atmospherics and triumphant flutes!

Nastanovich contributes a typically frantic and charismatic and hilarious stream of consciousness to the perfectly pitched instrumental of Phrases Redacted. The track revolves around a two chord repetition, with cute guitar licks, motorik beat, squealing feedback and saxophone solo(!).

Check out the excellent video for lead track Descending G here:

The 12″ will be released via Sea Records on 10th July. We’ll also be catching up with the group to find out more about the single. On the 12” release day we’ll be hosting the video for “Phrases Redacted” so look out for that!

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