KRILL – A Distant Fist Unclenching


KRILL – A Distant Fist Unclenching

Boston’s Krill announce the release of their forthcoming album A Distant Fist Unclenching, due February 16th via Steak Club. Recorded with Justin Pizzoferrato (Dinosaur Jr, Sonic Youth, Speedy Ortiz), the album is their most ambitious body of work and true progression of their sound.

Where previous album Lucky Leaves dealt with the absolute authority of self-hatred, A Distant Fist Unclenching has wider spectrum of themes. Singer/bassist Jonah Furman says: “We were trying to somehow rise above the questions of “Am I good or bad? Do I deserve love or hatred?” and think about what underlies those questions. The fist unclenches, something happens after pain, anger and anxiety”.

Without losing the idiosyncratic nature of earlier recordings, Krill have consciously refined their sound. Despite the clear attention to detail throughout A Distant Fist Unclenching, the album remains lyrically compelling, complex, unusual and full of the fervent intensity of their earlier work – underpinned by Jonah’s unpredictable vocal nuances, which range from a fragile whisper to a manic bark.

Opener ‘Phantom’ frames the album, shedding light on its themes and whilst displaying the bands penchant for unusual song structures. The band take this further with tracks like ‘Tiger’ – seven minutes of repetitive, loping thoughts on violence, pain and the ways we come to interpret them.  ‘Torturer’, a track often introduced live as “the devils journal entry on his first day in hell” is now available to stream via [link]. Closing with the heart-wrenching ‘It Ends’, A Distant Fist Unclenching is thematically dense, yet perhaps the bands most accessible and diverse record yet.

A Distant Fist Unclenching is released on download and vinyl via Steak Club (UK) & Exploding In Sound / Double Double Whammy (US).  Krill begin their first European tour on 23rd February 2015. Tickets are available now.

US tour dates
18th Dec                New York            Shea Stadium w/ Palberta, Big Neck Police, Show Me The Body
19th Dec                Boston                  Great Scott w/ Speedy Ortiz, Lemuria, Two Inch Astronaut
10th Jan                 New York            Shea Stadium w/ Pile, Swings, Baked
6th Feb                  New York            Bowery Ballroom w/ Porches, Frankie Cosmos, Sheer Mag

UK tour dates
23rd Feb              Manchester       Gullivers                                               
24th Feb              Leeds                    Brudenell Social Club                      Free Entry
25th Feb              London                 Old Blue Last                                       
27th Feb              Glasgow               Broadcast                                              
28th Feb              Bristol                   Start The Bus                                      
1st March            Brighton               Green Door Store W/ Alex G       
3rd March           Paris, FR               Espace B                                                
4th March           Antwerp, BE       Trix Bar                                                  
5th March           Haarlem, NL       Patronaat                                            Free Entry
6th March           Zeewolde, NL    Where The Wild Things Are