We’re super excited to announce that The Gluts have just announced that their new album Dengue Fever Hypnotic Trip is due for release on April 12th. The Italian noise-punks’ third full-length, following on from 2017’s Estasi, in inspired by bassist Claudia Cesana’s recent encounter with two tropical diseases at once after a trip to Africa: “Dengue Fever Hypnotic Trip is a trip. Dengue fever, together with malaria, is what Claudia actually experienced. It’s like a fuzz that punches you square in your face in an overloaded hypnotic way, and we wanted to show that in the music,” the band explain.

To announce the release The Gluts are sharing a surreal video for the opening track ‘E. The Real Punk Rocker’ that, in keeping with the trip-inclined theme of the album, sees the protagonist (aka Nicolò, the band’s frontman) lick a psychoactive frog, only to wake up in Claudia’s body and have quite the night unfold. You can check out the video below.

Talking about the video, the band relive their own amphibian-themed experiences that inspired it: “Our rehearsal room is outside the city, you can just find fields, prostitutes and frogs. One night we tried to make a trip of licking one of the frogs and that’s what gave us the idea for this. We thought about what it would be waking up in a body which is not your own, thanks to the ‘magic frog effect’. We liked the idea of making it in a funny way and was so natural that the four of us had to be the leading actors in the video.”

As this first taste of the album suggests, Dengue Fever Hypnotic Trip is The Gluts heaviest and most-punishing record yet. Ahead of its official release on April 12th, you can pre-order the album on vinyl below.