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Australian Experimental Quartet BIG YAWN Reveal ‘Negative Trigger’ Video

19th February 2020

Following a live session for PBS 106.7FM Melbourne and recent support from Gilles Peterson on Worldwide FM, Melbourne-based electronic experimental quartet BIG YAWN are pleased to reveal the video for their new single ‘Negative Trigger’

Directed by Danny Wild at Restless Studio, the frenetic mix of colourful lo-fi animation and retro found footage is the perfect visual accompaniment to their sublimely crafted, driving electronica—short but sweet, it’s a perfect snapshot of their knack for groove, tone and rhythm.

The track is the latest to be taken from their debut album No! released on 6th March 2020 via Australian independent record label Research Records (Damo Suzuki Network, Mildlife, Swazi Gold).

Commenting on the single, the band said: “This is our take on the whole quiet/loud harsh/smooth thing. The track features rim shots and yells captured by room mics at 142bpm—ideal for mosh pits, compression sessions, or catwalks.”

Alongside the video, the band are also pleased to announce a run of Melbourne live dates including an album launch show at The Tote on 20th March 2020, with details of an Australian national tour TBA over the coming weeks.

Primarily rooted in a live performance approach, the Melbourne quartet embrace sonic curios from far-flung corners of the globe and display them with pride. Affectations for vintage krautrock, esoteric percussion, and experiments in steady dance grooves merge with heavy low end frequencies to ‘explore and exploit’ those in-between spaces. 

Championing a hybrid vision of cross-genre harmony, their music manages to capture the sweaty spirit of DIY basement shows as much as it works on record. Encompassing disorientating dub FX, off-kilter synth squelches and live re-sampling, their stoned meanderings mix with grinding propulsion. 

No! is released 6th March 2020 via Research Records

Big Yawn Live Dates:

03/02/20 – Melbourne – Drive Live (PBS106.7fm)
06/02/20 – Melbourne – The Curtin (Wildlife VIC / CFA Fundraiser)
15/02/20 – Melbourne – Northcote Town Hall (Something Unlimited 2020)
06/03/20 – Melbourne – Northside Records (In-store)
20/03/20 – Melbourne – The Tote (Album Launch)