Conquering Animal Sound released their new single ‘Bear’ in December 2010 via Gizeh Records/mini50 Records. ‘Bear’ is taken from the duo’s debut album ‘Kammerspiel’ (out February 7th) and is a download only release, backed by an exclusive non-album track entitled Plinth. To coincide with the release of ‘Kammerspiel’ the duo will head out on a UK tour in February.
22 – LONDON | Cecil Sharp House (Shhh all-dayer w/ Stuart Braithwaite – Mogwai)
2 – HULL | Adelphi
3 – YORK | Basement w/ Wooden Wand
4 – LEEDS | Packhorse
5 – MANCHESTER | Night & Day
7 – LONDON | Slaughtered Lamb
8 – NEWCASTLE | Head of Steam
9 – DUNDEE | Doghouse
10 – ABERDEEN | Snafu
11 – GLASGOW | Captain’s Rest
12 – EDINBURGH | Sneaky Pete’s
14 – BBC RADIO SCOTLAND session
Conquering Animal Sound’s debut album ‘Kammerspiel’ is released worldwide on February 7th via Gizeh/mini50 and distributed by Kompakt.
CONQUERING ANIMAL SOUND hail from Glasgow, Scotland (having recently departed their home in Edinburgh) and comprise of Anneke Kampman and James Scott.
The duo formed in 2009 and were soon making waves in the fine city of Edinburgh. A host of labels came knocking and subsequently a split 7” single (featuring the song Giant) with Debutant was released via Gerry Loves Records in May 2010 and agreements were put in place with Gizeh and mini50 Records to release debut album ‘Kammerspiel’ in 2011.
Live; the duo perform the majority of what you hear on record, it is something of awe-inspiring greatness, creating loops, beats and samples out of anything and everything with Anneke’s sumptuous vocal’s carrying the sounds to what seems like a new world. In 2010 Conquering Animal Sound took to the road for their first UK tour, performed at Wickerman Festival (Scotland), De Affaire (Netherlands) and played shows with the likes of Tunng and Zola Jesus.
The first single from the new album will be ‘Bear’ – out December 13th and will feature an exclusive B-side ‘Plinth’.
KAMMERSPIEL is essentially pop music but in the way the likes of Fever Ray or Bjork portray pop music. Where Conquering Animal Sound differ is in their love for tape hiss and childrens toys. There is no doubt, with this record they are in a world of their own.