Newly signed to Xtra Mile Recordings, the ferocious punk duo deux furieuses have announced the release of their new album My War is Your War , out on 18 October 2019. Preorder on vinyl, CD and digital here. Watch the video for first single from the album, ‘Year of Rage’, below.
deux furieuses are Scottish vocalist and guitarist Ros Cairney and London Greek drummer Vas Antoniadou. Since their beginnings in 2013 they have earned a reputation for uncompromising politically charged rock which has seen them championed by the likes of Q Magazine, Classic Rock, Louder Than War, and Radio X DJ John Kennedy, whose enthusiasm caught the attention of Frank Turner leading to the duo supporting him at the Roundhouse, London for the first Lost Evenings festival in 2017.
Raised on a fiery blend of Irish and Greek music, 80’s post-punk and 90’s alt rock, and bonding over a love of early PJ Harvey and Kate Bush, their music is a visceral and impassioned call to arms against the world’s inequalities and rising storms.
My War is Your War lyrically and musically expands on their debut album Tracks of Wire (buy on digital download from Xtra Mile here). It takes the post-punk and Riot Grrrl influences of the predecessor and injects it with a darker rock sound, an angrier sonic energy representing the alarming rise of social injustices and right-wing power since the debut’s release.
Brooding post-punk tracks ‘Words of Warning’ and ‘Let Them Burn’, with its echoes of early PJ Harvey, are dark shades respectively inspired by a visit to Sachsenhausen concentration camp, on the outskirts of Berlin, and the horrors of Grenfell. Title track’ My War is Your War’ is a widescreen story of different worlds colliding powered by a driving loop that carries the sparse instrumentation to its devastating conclusion.
The album’s first single ‘Year of Rage’, ‘Thorns’ and ‘Wired to Hate’ offers an exhilarating rock release from the tension. The former was penned on New Year’s Eve leading into the centenary of Votes for Women and celebrates the #MeToo movement. The accompanying video features a cameo and art direction from Alannah Currie (ex-Thompson Twins aka Miss Pokeno) whose Feel the Rage blog inspired the red flag imagery on My War is Your War album artwork.
On songs like ‘Civilians’ and ‘Song for Kat’, brutalised riffs tackle the alarming rise of ‘fake news’ which negates not only the truth but also our humanity while the latter looks at suicide based on a personal experience of the band.
My War is Your War is a collection of blisteringly powerful songs with a visceral energy that perfectly soundtracks the frightening and unjust times we live in today, but with a message of empowerment and hope for change.
1. Year Of Rage
3. My War is Your War~
4. Song for Kat
6. Words Of Warning
7. Let Then Burn
8. Cruel Winter
9. Give Me the Rope
10. Wired to Hate
11. Are We Mental?
The album is produced by Rob Ellis (PJ Harvey) and mixed by Mark Freegard (The Breeders).
Catch deux furieuses on tour with Oxygen Thief and at 2000trees Festival (Xtra Mile takeover at the Axiom Stage) in July, with more dates to be announced soon:
08 Bristol @ Crofters Rights
09 London @ The Monarch
10 Manchester @ The Castle
12 Cheltenham @ 2000trees Festival (Xtra Mile takeover at the Axiom Stage)
17 London @ The Dublin Castle (Album Launch)