Posted on September 25 2020
Stream the latest full-length from Singapore Sling, unleashed into the world today, alongside a new video for 'Touch The Filth'
Reykjavík maverick Henrik Björnsson is today releasing ‘Good Sick Fun’, his eleventh album under the Singapore Sling project. Inspired by goth-rock, dub and big-band jazz on top of the usual fuzzed-out rock’n’roll touchstones that are seared into Henrik’s work, the latest Singapore Sling full-length is as perversely hedonistic as they come – and that’s not without competition by any means. You can stream the album in full below. There's also a new video for 'Touch The Filth' out today and streaming below, a song Henrik says "could be Singapore Sling´s manifesto, ‘Rejoice in doing wrong’ being the main message."
Arriving off the back of the 2019 ‘Killer Classics’ LP, Henrik says of the new album: “Old rock´n´roll is the main influence on this record, as on most of my records. When I release a record it means rock´n´roll has saved my life, my mind and my soul once again. And it does that quite frequently. Sometimes I start running astray, getting sucked into pointless garbage and thinking it actually matters. Then I realize that it´s absolute garbage and that nothing matters but rock´n´roll. Then I make a record instead.”
He continues: “I started recording this record in February. After rediscovering ‘Bird-doggin’’ by Gene Vincent I knew just what to do. Early Sisters of Mercy and dub have also influenced these last two records, and discovering Cecil Taylor and rediscovering my love of big band jazz might have had an influence as well.” ‘Good Sick Fun’ is the latest morbid and characteristically depraved addition to a back-catalogue spanning nearly two decades from the cult Icelandic band. Out today, you can purchase the album on vinyl and CD here.