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“What Southend Quartet, Asylums have delivered with Alien Human Emotions is a soundtrack to the modern age” - Kerrang! KKKK
Asylums are set to release ‘Graveyard Tourism’ on 31st October (Halloween). The track is the third single to be taken from their highly acclaimed sophomore album “Alien Human Emotions” and will be released through their own much respected indie label Cool Thing Records. The track follows hot on the heels of previous singles “When We Wake Up” and “Millennials”.
Receiving incredible support from media across the board from BBC6 Music to The Independent, Asylums aren’t waiting for millennial redemption to find them, they’re making their own. Straight out of Essex and running at full throttle. The band recently took on the challenge of the “difficult” second album and used it as a jump ramp to a higher plane. They’ve always been about massive, thrashing melodic anthems but this is track is, quite simply one of the massivist.
‘Graveyard Tourism’ tackles themes of dark tourism, mental health and a bleak analyses of a disintegrating social and political landscape. The music seeping thru owes as much to the inventive slacker rock of Grandaddy, the twisted alt pop of Super Fury Animals and the lyrical prowess of Richey Edwards.
“They’re not just lyrics. They’re poems. Asylums are wordsmiths who’ve mastered their craft with precision and finesse. There’s no wasted syllable. It’s just art” - Punktastic
Killer hooks, soaring melodies and moments of dark experimentalism and a social conscience worn like a high-viz jacket.
released October 31, 2018
Produced & Engineered by Thomas Mitchener. Additional Production by Asylums. Mixed by Chris Taylor.
Music by Luke Branch, Jazz Miell, Michael Webster, Henry Tyler. Song by Luke Branch. Mastered by John Davis.
Asylums is: Luke Branch: Vocals & Guitar, Jazz Miell: Guitar, Michael Webster: Bass, Henry Tyler: Drums, Keys & Backing Vocals.
Illustration & Design by Iron Brain. Cover concept by Luke Branch
Managed by Danny Watson, A&R by Conor McNicholas. Distributed by Republic of Music (P) & (C) 2018 Cool Thing Records.