PROLAPSE - POINTLESS WALKS TO DISMAL PLACES 2LP
POINTLESS WALKS TO DISMAL PLACES 2LP
Deluxe reissue of their 1994 debut album album. Completely remastered under band supervision. Pressed on colour vinyl and Presented in a gatefold matt laminated gatefold sleeve, with spot UV varnish .
Features the original LP plus a bonus disc with the Cherry Red E.P tracks, plus a 16-page booklet containing photo’s, reviews, and sleevenotes from Mick Derrick, Steve Mack & John Robb.
Combining a metronomic krautrock beat played by a monster drummer, looping guitars and a boy/girl vocal that sounded like a bickering bed-sit argument turned into song, Prolapse had all the manic intensity of a nervous breakdown set against a backdrop of inventive guitar work and a really tough rhythm section. There were hints of the Fall, krautrock, PiL and a touch of the pure golden pop of Blondie along with the sense of restless dislocation shared by many of of the post-post-punk bands.
Prolapse arrived in the middle of the Britpop era and their tense, almost neurotic music clashed with the stadium-filling, jolly knees-up pop that dominated the indie mainstream of the time. By 1996 indie had become the mainstream in terms of record sales and sound and was strutting around at the opposite end of the cultural spectrum to the indie bands of the Eighties and their war against popular culture. Late arrivals Prolapse were the last gasp of this genuine independence.
PROLAPSE 2022 TOUR DATES
Leicester, Y Theatre, Wednesday October 26th
Glasgow, Mono, Thursday October 27th
Leeds, Wharf Chambers, Friday October 28th
London, Oslo, Saturday October 29th
- Headless In A Beat Motel
- Surreal Madrid
- Doorstep Rhythmic Bloc
- Burgundy Spine
- Black Death Ambulance
- Chill Blown
- Hungarian Suicide Song
- Tina This Is Matthew Stone
- Psychotic Now
- Kilometrica Blanca
- Pull Thru Barker
- They Slept In Darkness
- Pile Tent