The Man Who Ate Capitalism

A 1 track alternative single (6m 42s) — released September 3rd 2021 on Gare du Nord Records

'The Man Who Ate Capitalism' is the second single from Shattercones' EP 'This Septic Isle'.

Shattercones are Arran Goodchild (drums, machines, synth), Jason Powdrill (lead vocals, guitar), Dermot Watson (guitar, lapsteel) and Neil Walsh (viola, synth). The band was formed by accident (late 2018) when Arran needed to put some musicians together for the Twin Peaks festival.

Their blend of filmic drone, spaghetti western gothic and nightmare slo-mo surf music has hints and influences from Tom Waits to Einstürzende Neubauten, via primal Nick Cave dramatics and the twisted swagger of a kind of post-apocalyptic Doors.

The growling, looped menace of 'The Man Who Ate Capitalism' is a serpentine beast of chain gang percussion, woozy lap steel and a wordless, massed holler of a chorus that develops heavily on the musical template the band laid out on their debut tracks and exhibits a willingness to tackle the current political climate of dissatisfaction head-on.

A heady, dark vintage - God Is In The TV Zine Previous EP review

Beautifully dark - Hi54 Previous EP review

A uniquely fresh and occasionally unhinged feeling in the deepest and darkest rooms of our being, that feeling that will keep you on the edge of your seat until that final note is uttered - Santa Rosa Records Previous EP review

A slow march of sadness and would not be out of place as the wallowing soundtrack in a western movie. - The Other Side Previous EP review

You can hear the sound of acts like Tindersticks, albeit with a heavier gothic country bent, as the song drifts and staggers across a desert landscape of sombre resignation. - Post to Wire Previous EP review

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