Norfolk retro-futurist Nathan Fake returns with brand new single ‘Iceni Strings’: a typically bold reframing of the Zeitgeist, where burbling organic synths meet a deliciously crunchy techno rattle in one glorious, exuberant pre-apocalyptic braindance.
Unmistakably Nathan Fake, but with a warmer take on the hard-edged techno that dominated previous longplayer ‘Hard Islands’, the deceptively simple melody of ‘Iceni Strings’ resonates with a campfire folk memorability that becomes the Iceni, the ancient Norfolk-dwelling Celtic tribe who lend their name to the title. “I just felt like the whole track had a total Celtic tribal campfire vibe to it!”, Nathan explains.
The cheeky 12” vinyl and digital release comes backed with two equally blistering B-sides: previously unreleased symphonic live anthem ‘Sense Head’, and the fresh-to-tape steely, austere metropolitan soundscape of ‘Bauxite Dream’.
‘Iceni Strings’ is a fitting first single for his nostalgically-titled third album ‘Steam Days’, due for release late August on Border Community. Fake also offers an early live album preview over the Summer of 2012 as he takes his blistering one man live set around the world.
Nathan Fake Tour Dates:
26th May: Festival Crossover, Nice, France
31st May: Lux, Lisbon, Portugal
23rd June: Cultech, Guimaraes, Portugal
28th June: ME.006 Rendez-Vous, Cabaret Sauvage, Paris, France
30th June: The Beat Herder Festival, Lancashire, UK
6th July: Bloc 2012, London, UK
7th July: Pitch Festival, Amsterdam, Netherlands
20th July: Away Game Festival, Eigg, Scotland
5th August: Woodstock 69, Amsterdam, Netherlands
11th August: Creamfields Andalusia, Jerez, Spain
30th August: CAMP, London, UK (ALBUM LAUNCH)
1st September: Strandclub Naturel, The Hague, Netherlands
8th September: Dimension Festival, Pula, Croatia
5th October: Mutek, Mexico City, Mexico