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Amateur Takes Control

KittyWu Records

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“Officially back after a three-year hiatus, Amateur Takes Control (ATC) returns with their second EP, aptly named ATC EP2 released via KittyWu Records. Recorded at Snakeweed Studios between April and June 2017, the EP features four new tracks, written with two new members – guitarist Field Teo and drummer Martin Kong. Engineered and mixed by Kong and mastered by James Plotkin (Isis, Sunn O))), MONO, Pelican, Thou), the tracks highlight the band’s noisier, darker, more aggressive side. Tracks such as Ghost Hunter dexterously welcomes the listener into the band’s more mature status quo with its forceful, urgent, and stunning twists. Jugular is punishing beast of a song but shapeshifts into something groovier and far sexier, turning portly dread into playful dance. The Substitute starts steady and hopeful and gradually wades into deep when the tide starts to turn. Coyly at first, before the song’s pent-up aggression announces itself with an electronic stutter. It’s ensuing crescendo offers hard-hitting, oddly-timed catharsis before coming full-circle with its gentler opening motifs, as if to reconcile ATC’s blurring dichotomy.” – Bandcamp

“ATC's new approach is angular and precise, injecting a thrilling sense of complexity that is still, as with most ATC songs, birthed from an unshakeable emotional core. It's gripping and, uncharacteristic of a typical ATC release, concise. The band's ringleader, Adel Rashid, lends some insight into the four-track release: “What you hear on the recording is pretty much an evolved version of the tracks that we've played over time since we came back. The songs were written pretty much by the whole band and you can really tell how complementary the guitars are.” – Bandwagon Singapore

Item description:        


Amateur Takes Control ‎




KittyWu Records 


Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, EP



Release Date:

26 Dec 2017




Post Rock, Alternative Rock