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Since 1999 Meiosis has represented the musical output of Martin Thompson, who has been the band’s one consistent member throughout all eight of its full length releases. The forthcoming project, Be Nice To Everyone, was recorded with Simon Chester and Ray Tsai, and will be released on 16th November. Martin himself is well regarded in the Newcastle musical scene, both as a promoter and a purveyor of ‘wonky pop’; perhaps the most apt description of their eclectic sound.

Mannequins was the maiden single from the LP, which arrived shortly before the album preview livestream at the end of September. The online only show to celebrate the launch of the album featured stripped back versions of the tracks, which are a range of fabulously varied compositions. Tracks such as Where Would I Be Without My Gaydar certainly have a lot going on, and the album doesn’t really fit snugly within any particular musical category. Let’s Stay Apart is a particular highlight, with earnest vocals being carried by a dramatic, foreboding instrumental. The album is a collection of interesting tracks addressing fascinating topics, and is certain to hit the right notes with the band’s dedicated following.

Meiosis release Be Nice To Everyone on 16th November

 

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