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Newcastle’s alt. pop agitators Badger gear up to release their sophomore EP, Power And Agility, on Friday 24th April and will present a live-streamed gig on the same day.

Made of up beat makers Simeon Soden and Chris Maltby, the duo’s fusion of melody-fuelled electronica and spoken word culminate in a maelstrom of sound and fury.

“Power And Agility is a culmination of two years of experimentation within the sound harnessed on Seize Warfare.” The duo explain. “The opening and closing tracks Narcasm and Sarcissism are a nod to the IDM influenced pre-vocal tradition of early Badger, and sandwich the pre-Apocalyptic anthem Sadboy and the 6am realisation of Grumble. Lyrically, whilst retaining the common existential themes of the first EP, Power And Agility is less patient in its condemnation and lends itself more space to breathe.”

An internal drift of frequential positioning has seen beatmaster-in-chief Simeon Soden (AKA, ako) take a more commanding role in bass canvasing, whilst lyricist Chris Maltby has taken to the higher end of the spectrum with some experimental guitar lines.

Their live-streamed gig will take place on Friday 24th April via the band’s and label Kaneda Records’ Facebook pages. Also performing will be improvised psych funk two-piece Psydove.

Badger launch EP Power And Agility with a live-streamed gig via Facebook on Friday 24th April


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