French art rock/no wave/post punk band Unschooling have aired their new single “Ribbon Road” alongside an accompanying video.
The song is taken from their forthcoming album ‘New World Artifacts‘, due out October 22 via Fuzz Club imprint Bad Vibrations Records. Pre-order your copy here.
New World Artifacts, a collection of lo-fi post-punk clocking in at 30 minutes, underscored with subtle pop melodies and structures but never far away from bouts of anarchic no-wave dissonance. Here, Unschooling claim loud and clear their desire to return to a sound which is less calibrated, less obvious.
‘Ribbon Road’ sees the band steer away from post-punk into a curious, almost-jazzy piece led by two basses, two drums and guitars in unison with saxophones recorded in collaboration with Levi Gillis. “’It’s a labyrinthine tribute to the famous Mario Kart course of the same name.”, adds lead vocalist and guitarist Vincent Fevrier.
The band will set off on a UK headline tour this October/November.
Unshooling Tour Dates
21/09 Tours FR – Le Temps Machine
31/10 Southampton UK – Heartbreakers
01/11 London UK – The Lexington
03/11 Manchester UK – Yes
04/11 Glasgow UK – The Great Western / Hug & Pint
05/11 Leeds UK – Brudenell Social Club
06/11 Bristol UK – Rough Trade
07/11 Oxford UK – Jericho Tavern
08/11 Brighton UK – Green Door Store
14/12 Paris FR – La Maroquinerie
Photo credit: Marc Delavaud