Piss Factory - Simplify (EP)
Out on cassette and digitally July 5, 2019
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First single Bug available for airplay now.
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Piss Factory’s new 4-track EP, Simplify, is available for pre-order now and will be available on cassette, digital download, and on all streaming platforms Friday July 5, 2019 via psychichysteria.com
First single: Bug - available to play now:
The full EP is available for airplay from July 5, 2019:
Piss Factory began as the solo recording project of singer-guitarist Scout Albertine in the early 2010s in suburban Sydney. Albertine released three EPs and one album; a collection of acoustic recordings, sound collages, and drum-machine led punk numbers. When Scout moved to Melbourne in the summer of 2016 she fleshed out the band with Bianca (The Girl Fridas) on drums and Thomas (Made Austria, Burger Chef) on bass.
Piss Factory released a live album Live at Primitive Whirlds IX through You Need to Practice More Records in February 2017, followed by their self-titled EP through Psychic Hysteria in October 2017. Their last release was a split 7” with label-mates Hearts and Rockets - 377/Psychic Powers - in March 2018, encapsulating the band’s raw urgent energy, teetering on the edge and threatening to bubble over at any moment
With Simplify, Piss Factory have harnessed that energy, and while the sound is less frenetic it still offers an underlying intensity. While their last EP leaned heavily on garage rock, Simplify sonically explores the outer edges of Piss Factory’s punk inspiration, from the almost funk outro of Bug, to the droning dissonant tones of Convict, and the barebones chant of the title track’s chorus.
Drawing inspiration from art and literature, Albertine’s lyrics range from sincere and heartfelt longings, to tongue-in-cheek metaphors. Simplify was recorded by Evelyn Morris at Rolling Stock Studios and mastered by Jonnine Nokes, with cover art by Scout Albertine.
Piss Factory play a special, intimate launch - their first show of 2019 - at The Burrow in Fitzroy on Friday July 5 as part of Leaps and Bounds Music Festival with support from V, Cystic Nightmare, and Burger Chef.
Piss Factory - Simplify is available for pre-order now from pissfactory.bandcamp.com, and will be out Friday July 5, 2019 on cassettevia psychichysteria.com, digital download, and on all streaming platforms.
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Available for pre-order from pissfactory.bandcamp.com