Since their inception in late 2011, Norwegian noise rock duo Barren Womb have been raising both eyebrows and hell with their nasty swill of Punk 'n' Roll and Blackened Country Noise.
Nique Everything, Barren Womb’s second and arguably most defining album to date, sees them further exploring soundscapes, instrumentation, and themes more commonly found in Country/Americana than in Noise Rock. Yet it still retains every ounce of energy and conviction the duo has been known for in the past.
From the crushingly heavy opening track "Make sure you get yr whole head in front of the shotgun" via the frenetic Country Punk of tracks like "Piss jugs" and "Town’s back the way you came" to the swampy stomp of "Devil run the game" and "White raven", trails are being blazed left, right and center.
Lyrically Barren Womb are as bleak as ever, but there has been a shift of focus: instead of pointing fingers at the world in general, this time around they deal mostly with their own demons and shortcomings. Alienation, fear of change, escapism and the mundanity of everyday life are some of the major themes running throughout the record.
Nique Everything was recorded live and mixed by Håkon Gebhardt (ex-Motorpsycho, Ida Jenshus, Home Groan) at Das Boot Studio in Trondheim, Norway and mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, Japandroids, Young Widows) at West West Side Music.
Look for the album on limited edition vinyl/picture disc and at digital retailers worldwide on November 27th and stay tuned to spartanrecords.com and barrenwomb.org for more info, new music, and much more.