Techno Viking is the pulsating new single taken from Outblinker‘s soon-to-be-released debut full-length album.
Written on a recording session with Benjamin Power (Blanck Mass/ Fuck Buttons) in the Orkney Islands, the track was a culmination of Outblinker’s growth as a band having spent a multiple years touring across the European DIY scene, from theatres to squats, from converted abattoirs in the Basque country to an abandoned train in Germany, evolving, experimenting, and absorbing the lessons of touring companions like France’s astonishing super-group La Colonie De Vacances.
Outblinker have built upon the krautrock sound that has become synonymous with them, incorporating the melodrama created by John Carpenter with the explorative, atmospheric sounds produced by Beak>, and integrating the percussive tussles of groups like Vessels with the energised post-punk of Wire‘s later years. Techno Viking is a more nuanced and dynamic sound that embraces poppy melodic hooks as well as a hint of malice.
Oublinker first came to prominence through the release of their propulsive debut EP The Remains Of Walter Peck in 2016 gaining support from the likes of SPIN, NME, Clash Magazine, The Skinny, The Line of Best Fit and many more. Having seen their plans for a European tour come crashing down in the wake of the Corona Virus pandemic, Outblinker resolved to keep a positive mindset, making the best of difficult circumstances and remaining as productive as ever, even if they can’t be in their preferred domain, on-stage.
Techno Viking is out now.