Naked on the Vague: Twelve Dark Noons
Having expanded from the no-wave two piece of Lucy Cliche and Matthew Hopkins to a fully fleshed out four piece including drummer Lachlan Vercoe and bassist Nic De Jong, our favorite Australian outcasts return with a stunning EP as their follow-up to last year's full length on Siltbreeze. This EP is a bit lighter in mood and delivery; in the words of the band's own Hopkins it's a bit like, "Dracula fronting the B-52's". While this is certainly Hopkins taking the piss, opening track, "The Gift" is a perfectly modern homage to past dark lords such as Bauhaus and Christian Death.
Twelve Dark Noons serves as a companion piece to the short experimental film of the same name directed by Jacqueline Castel and produced by Caleb Braaten of Sacred Bones and Night People Records. The film has had several premiers worldwide including SXSW and ZedeBois Gallery in Lisbon, it stars the band's core duo Lucy & Matthew in a horrific mental unraveling set in the Australian outback. NOTV have already toured the US and EU extensively playing shows with Blank Dogs, Wolf Eyes, Times New Viking, Om, Jandek and Thee Oh Sees amongst others. They are set to embark on a US tour supporting this release with Zola Jesus in mid-April.