London-based dance punk/post disco outfit Baba Ali (Baba Doherty and Nik Balchin) have announced the release of their sophomore album ‘Laugh Like a Bomb‘.
The follow-up to their 2020 debut Memory Device, was produced by the band and mixed by Sheffield producer Ross Orton (Working Men’s Club / Arctic Monkeys), it will be out on April 13 via Memphis Industries. Pre-order your copy here.
Speaking about the writing process, Baba says:
“I think a lot of the process of writing this album came from pushing ourselves to our limits to get to the essential idea, and discarding anything that felt superfluous or unnecessary. There was a lot of writing, re-writing, deleting, re-recording and then just repeating that process again. A lot of times the best idea would come out of that final push when you’re too exhausted to even think and you rely on feeling.”
The band have also shared the album’s lead single ‘Burn Me Out’, which according to the press, “is a documentation of their creative ethos and the societal urge to overindulge to the point of exhaustion.”
Baba Ali have created an incendiary follow up with one foot firmly placed on the dance floor, the other in a state of constant frenzy.
Laugh Like A Bomb showcases anxious synths and scratchy guitars that collide with concrete drum hits, pulsing bass and Baba’s snarly vocals in 40 minute collection that explores feelings of unease, abandon and desire as well explorations into the more sinister.
Check out the album’s tracklist and watch the video for “Burn Me Out“, below.