Ahead of first ever UK tour which starts this week, Sextile have shared a new single and accompanying lyric video titled “Current Affair”. It’s their first new music since 2017’s album ‘Albeit Living’, which was released via Felte in July.
The politically charged new track features guest vocals from actress and friend of the band Sienna Scarritt, who explains: “The song addresses the regression of our (America) nation. It’s a backwards motion, a lapse happening in front of our eyes – happening fast”. She adds: “The song is a verbal refusal of getting caught in this current of delusion. It’s a plea to the world to wake up”.
Sextile have become a stable fixture in the Los Angeles underground over recent years and have been gaining a devout following since their inception in 2015. The band boldly throw convention out of the window to create and genre-bending imprint that combines the raw energy of 70’s punk with the intricate and sophisticated structural elements of 80’s post-punk and synth-wave. Their second record, ‘Albeit Living’ is a politically charged, introspective album of impassioned observations on our world today.
The classical astrology meaning of a Sextile is that the powers involved cooperate smoothly so that they encourage and inspire one another, so both sides of the Sextile gain by the aspect between them. This mutual stimulation is usually very creative and harmonious.
Sextile European live dates:
18 Leeds, UK @ Lending Room
19 Sheffield, UK @ Record Junkee
20 Newcastle, UK @ Think Tank?
21 Glasgow, UK @ Broadcast
23 Edinburgh, UK @ Sneaky Pete’s
24 Manchester, UK @ The Castle
25 Birmingham, UK @ Sunflower Lounge
26 London, UK @ The Shacklewell Arms (FREE SHOW)
27 Brighton, UK @ The Albert
28 Margate, UK @ Tom Thumb Theatre
30 Paris, FR @ Supersonic
31 Rennes, FR @ Antipode
01 Leuven, BE @ Stuk
02 Kortrijk, BE@ De Kreun
03 Den Haag, NL @ Zwarte Ruiter
04 Apeldoorn, NL @ Grasnapolsky Festival
05 Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
06 Cologne, DE @ MTC
07 Hamburg, DE @ Molotov (Skybar)
08 Copenhagen, DK @ Loppen
09 Stockholm, SE @ Klubb Dod (Nalen)
10 Oslo, NO @ Revolver
12 Berlin, DE @ Musik & Frieden (Blue Room)
13 Prague, CZ @ Café V Lese
14 Vienna, AT @ Rhiz
15 Budapest, HU @ Durer Kert
16 Ljubljana, SI @ Kino Siska (Komuna Hall)
17 Neuchatel, CH @ Case A Chocs
19 Milan, IT @ Ligera
20 Bologna, IT @ Freakout
23 Barcelona, ES @ Sidecar
24 Madrid, ES @ Wurlitzer Ballroom
25 Porto, PT @ Hard Club
26 Lisbon, PT @ Sabotage