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Next Week is Attrition Week in Outsideleft Darkwave act Attrition bring 40 years of Electronica to Outsideleft - The Power is Up All Week

Next Week is Attrition Week in Outsideleft

Darkwave act Attrition bring 40 years of Electronica to Outsideleft - The Power is Up All Week

by Alan Rider, Contributing Editor
first published: March, 2024

approximate reading time: minutes

a whole week of Attrition in Outsideleft next week...

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Legendary Coventry Darkwave act Attrition have been around since 1980, playing five continents and released 40 albums (including a clutch of compilations and live albums) in that time. They are practically a genre in themselves, combining electronics, rhythms, and experimentation with cut ups, operatic, and baritone vocals.

Surprisingly, it’s been almost a decade since their last full studio album, the WW1 themed ‘Millions of The Mouthless Dead’, featuring Annie Hogan (who has worked with Marc Almond, Paul Weller and others) and Wolfgang Flur (ex Kraftwerk).

Their 17th full studio album, ‘The Black Maria’ is out on the 23rd March, with a Bandcamp listening party held the following day and a launch gig in Coventry on the 29th, with further shows planned across the globe. 

To celebrate this fact we have lined up a whole week of Attrition content for you on Outsideleft next week in the lead up to the launch event, comprising an in-depth two part interview with founder member Martin Bowes, a complete history of Attrition, a detailed album review, and a track-by-track breakdown from Martin himself. It will give you all you need to know about Attrition in one place. 

On top of this, we have an exclusive gift from the band just for Outsideleft readers. For a fortnight you can download absolutely free a copy of their compilation album ‘In Dark Dreams 1980-2015’, which collects together 30 tracks from the first 35 years of their career, along with an accompanying illustrated PDF booklet. All you need to do is make sure to visit Outsideleft next week to read about Attrition and claim your free album. Don’t say we never give you anything!

1. Attrition Week is Coming to Outsideleft→
2. It's Attrition Week in Outsideleft: Riding the Black Maria→
3. Attrition Week: Alan Rider reviews The Black Maria LP→
4. Attrition Week: Part 1 of Martin Bowes conversation with Alan Rider→
5. Attrition Week: Part 2 of Martin Bowes conversation with Alan Rider→
6. Attrition Week: Martin Bowes provides The Black Maria Track by Track→

Order ‘The Black Maria’ in all formats from Bandcamp 

Alan Rider
Contributing Editor

Alan Rider is a Norfolk based writer and electronic musician from Coventry, who splits his time between excavating his own musical past and feeding his growing band of hedgehogs, usually ending up combining the two. Alan also performs in Dark Electronic act Senestra and manages the indie label Adventures in Reality.

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