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ARTIST
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Twilight Splendour
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CD

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BETBC 016CD BETBC 016CD
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RELEASE DATE
3/29/2019

London five-piece Housewives return for more anarchic genre-blending adventures on their second LP, Twilight Splendour. The album is a synthesized collage written in Wetherspoons, cafes and anywhere away from their houseboats where they could find a permanent electrical supply. Exploring the possibilities of electronic sound, this new LP marks a turning point for the band - who sold their guitars to buy midi equipment and swapped London rents for water habitation. Bringing to mind the digital meditations of legendary producer Oneohtrix Point Never, Twilight Splendour presents a love letter from an early AI to its owner, its concept-led songs strewn with "ecstatic messages of frustration and a desire to connect". Since forming five years ago, Housewives have drawn from such diverse scenes as post-punk, jazz, drone, electronic and avant-garde. 2013 saw the release of an eponymous debut EP via Brighton label Faux Discx, while their first-full length record, Work - recorded at a barn in a desolate corner in the south of France - arrived in 2015. 2017 live album FF06116 (LAUNCH 116LP) marked the band's first collaboration with experimental saxophonist Ben Vince. Following on from these early statements, Housewives are now set to unleash their game-changing new album, turning away from performance-based writing, the human, and facing the cold light of computers head-on.