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Gnod announce new record, Spot Land, out on May 31st via Rocket Recordings

It’s always an exciting time when we get news of a new Gnod record. With a recalibrated sound and a new sense of freedom, Gnod’s Spot Land consists of five songs that are tender and detailed, unfolding slowly with wistful guitar textures, brushed drums and interjections of lap steel, piano and kalimba. As founder member Paddy Shine says, “the results sound like old GNOD and new GNOD at the same time”. On the face of it, Spot Land is a big step away from the intense, loud and sludgy offerings found on the group’s more recent studio offerings, such as 2022’s Hexen Valley. Nevertheless, these too are heady fogs to lose yourself in, with on-record personnel starting at different points and meeting on the same wavelength. Its exploratory sense might make seasoned Gnod heads think of 2014’s triple LP Infinite Machines, or really early oddities like The Somnambulist’s Tale from 2008, but you can also jump in right here if need be because Spot Land has its own unique vibe too.

Spot Land will be released on May 31st via Rocket Recordings. Pre-orders are now available here.

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