MADMADMAD announce their new album 'Behavioural Sink Delirium' and drop the crazy lead single 'Krautjerk'
London post-punk electronic crew MADMADMAD have announced their third studio album 'Behavioural Sink Delirium' ahead of a July 21st release via Bad Vibrations. Rooted in the sounds of mutant disco, post-punk and experimental electronics, the London trio’s third LP will be available on 180g red vinyl, or a Bandcamp-exclusive white label version that's ltd to 250 copies hand-stamped and hand-numbered by the band with a DIY zine included. Pre-order the LP here
Word of the album's imminent arrival is accompanied by its lead single 'Krautjerk' - a malevolent, motorik maelstrom that rockets forward on a bed of powerhouse drums, propulsive bass and irresistible grooves. "'Krautjerk' is a mutant headbanger," says the band. " One that spirals into pure lyrical frenzy, spitting out words like quarters out of a one-arm bandit on pay day. This future-punk anthem is built from an irresistible bassline and a frantic beat that keep building up, pushing their way through an army of A.I. gnomes summoning the radioactive Gods."
'Behavioural Sink Delirium' follows previous albums 2019’s Proper Music and 2020’s More More More and was recorded and produced by Eddie Stevens (Zero7, Moloko, Róisín Murphy) in his Fulham studio. “We locked ourselves away for ten days and recorded 30 hours of music, all played live in one room, and only edited to create arrangements”, MADMADMAD recall. The result of those sessions is nine unhinged techno-dystopian freak-outs that mark the trio out as a truly singular group. The album takes its name and inspiration from the 1968-70 Universe 25 experiment by American ethologist John B. Calhoun, looking at the behavioural effects of population growth in a ‘rodent utopia’. During the studies, a perfect space was built for a colony of 3,000 mice to thrive in, with constant food and water supplies, cosy apartments and no outside threats or predators. Starting with 4 females and 4 males, the population grew rapidly before capping at a number of 2,200. At this point, a living nightmare ensued, filled with antisocial and violent mice as the utopian conditions began to collapse.
Across the album's nine tracks you'll find this sense of mischief and playfulness, alongside sharp social commentary, in spades - the trio's unique sound seeking deliverance from the chaotic and strange times we're now living through, infused by their alien live party set, oozing dance bass lines, spiky guitars riffs and fizzing drums. Highly recommended listening for fans of The Residents, Mr. Oizo, DNA, Liquid Liquid and Can, to name a but a few points of reference in the band's deranged sonic world.