God Alone sign deal with Prosthetic Records; announce new album ETC; issue lead single “TskTskTsk”

Photo by: Shane Horan

Official press release:

Prosthetic Records are thrilled to announce that God Alone are the latest addition to the Los Angeles label’s roster. The Cork, Ireland based genre-bending mathrock and avant-garde group have today announced plans to release their second album, titled ETC, set to be released on October 21. Pre-order ETC here. Alongside the announcement, God Alone have today shared the lead single “TskTskTsk” and an accompanying music video.

Speaking on the signing the band comments:

“We couldn’t be happier to sign to such a fantastic label and are looking forward to being on the same roster as so many unreal bands.”

Of TskTskTsk and album announcement, the band add:

“This is exactly the album we have always wanted to make. We chose ‘TskTskTsk’ as the first single as we thinks it’s most representative of the direction we want to pursue. It’s the most contrasting to our prior releases and we think it’s very banging.”

The five musicians behind God Alone are quite literally students of their craft; ETC – their second full length album – was recorded at MTU Cork School of Music which they all attend. ETC was produced by the band and Christopher Hockey, and mastered by Jaime Gomez Arellano (Witch Fever, GGGOLDDD, Ghost). The origins of the band lie in a heavier, post-metal sound, but the intervening years and an influx of new and stimulating influences has seen them broaden their palette, expand their horizons and hone a distinctive sound.

Whilst embracing all that the Irish music scene has to offer, God Alone are constantly pushing to make their way out of Ireland and further afield. Cutting their teeth in an eclectic and enthusiastic local scene helped them to refine their live chops, giving their performance increased weight and attention as they progressed. Now when they write, the live iteration of their music is always at the forefront of their minds.

God Alone’s approach traverses through mathrock, dance, avant-garde, post-punk and more on its way to its final destination. Citing the Talking Heads as a big influence, God Alone embrace absurdism at every turn – in particular the absurdity of nothingness; the art of existing without meaning or context. Abstract lyrics are influenced by French dadaist poets as they seek to make heavy ideas into fun, danceable vignettes.

Minimalist album art courtesy of Ian McInerney highlights the repetition of things that have no clear beginning or end – the endless loop of everything and nothing all at once.

ETC track listing:

  1. “Tinfoil in the Walls”
  2. “Kung Fu Treachery”
  3. “ETC”
  4. “TskTskTsk”
  5. “15BM1989”
  6. “Peony”

Tour:

7/15 Edinburgh, UK – Sneaky Pete’s
7/17 Glasgo, UK – The 13th Note
8/19 Bristol, UK – ArcTanGent
11/02 Belfast, UK – Voodoo
11/03 Dublin, IE – The Workman’s Club
11/04 Galway, IE – Áras Na Gael
11/05 Limerick, IE – Pharmacia
11/10 Cork, IE – Cyprus Avenue

God Alone is:

Jake O’Driscoll – Guitar & Vocals
Cian Mullane – Bass & Vocals
Jack O’Hanlon – Drums
Dylan Kelly – Synthesizer
Seán Thompson – Guitar