“Teeth of the Sea take us to the eye of the storm, and frankly there’s no better place to be.” NME
“Teeth Of The Sea already sound like they’re serving notice to the british noise/post-rock community. This album uses everything from mariachi trumpets to eerie, Eno- esque atmospherics to create the kind of cinematic tension you can practically touch. Superb.” Rock Sound
“Unlike too many Krautrock-obsessed contemporary bands, Teeth of the Sea score their triumphs precisely because of their couldn’t-give-a- fuck attitude towards so-called Authenticity. Instead, this band inhabits its own mythological mind map. Perhaps it’s their ability to appear monolithic and definitive at all times that makes Teeth of the Sea so attractive.” Julian Cope
The North London district of Manor House hasn’t contributed a great deal to posterity over the last couple of hundred years. Down the road from the tube station lies the site of the pre-war mental hospital that housed Vivienne Haigh-Wood Eliot, T.S.Eliot’s first wife, Also nearby sits the location of a pub that served the unlikely distinction of playing host to both Queen Victoria and a goth club in a 140-year radius of evenings, before its present incarnation as a Costcutter. Yet this was where Teeth Of The Sea set up home in the dark early days of 2010, set to spend the next six months in an unprepossessing converted piano factory, sculpting what would become their second album, and now doubtless the most thrilling and transformative thing ever to emerge from Manor House: ‘Your Mercury’.
2009 was a spectacular year for Teeth Of The Sea: their debut album, ‘Orphaned By The Ocean’ was released, and its widescreen, experimental sweep of noise-rock abandon and mariachi-tinged melancholia garnered plaudits and approval far and wide. In the summer, they toured with Oneida, recorded 24 minutes of searing psych-euphoria - ‘Hypnoticon’ EP (2010) - and devastated the Offset festival. However, following a memorable weekend of dates with Gnod and Thought Forms in towards the end of the year, the band decided it was time to document the dramatic transformation their sound had undergone.
Six months of sepulchral visions, synapse-frying sonics and 7.4% cider later, what has emerged startled even the band themselves. Balanced elegantly between electronic exploration and incendiary psychedelic freakout, The 46 minutes of ‘Your Mercury’ showcase a band whose expansive mindset has birthed a unique sound, more dynamic, adventurous and vividly atmospheric than ever before.
‘Your Mercury’ exists on a strange and beguiling astral plane, whereby the boundaries between the synth odysseys of the 70s, the guitar-noise-fuelled infernos of the 80s, horrorscore schlock, Reich-ian repetition, and a whole plethora of other cathode-ray and speaker-stack epiphanies are blurred into one futuristic and fearsomely coherent whole.
Teeth Of The Sea, the most exciting psychedelic band in the UK, have spun into a brand new orbit.
01 TransfiniTe 02 The ambassador 03 CemeTery magus 04 you’re merCury 05 midas rex 06 a.C.r.o.n.y.m. 07 moThlike 08 red soil 09 horses WiTh hands 10 hovis Coil
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