Mar 18, 2022
New Era: Everything Has Changed
Today is the day that World News unleash their sophomore EP, ‘New Era’ [SS116] upon the planet. New Era is four tracks of pure electronic bedlam.
In a carefully crafted press statement, Bill Cutbill had this to say ~
“After we play live, people often ask me how on earth we make this type of music. We’ve always focussed on being able to perform what we make live in the room - we effectively control the machines… we’re shaping and moving them but they are playing themselves on the whole.
“These four tracks are everything new we created in 2019. It’s a painstaking process learning to work with the machines in a way where you can bring them to life, sculpt the songs, but also to give them room to breath without it feeling like one big boring memory test. If you let it get to that point you might as well have a DJ play the music... we allow the songs take life in a different way each time we perform them, which is great but it takes a long time to get there!
“When we came to release our debut EP, 'The Chosen' in April 2020, everything got scuppered. These things happen, and luckily just a month or two before we had headed to The Oscillitarium to lay down our new work with Tobin Hopwood whilst it was fresh. Thank the lord we did.
“Since then we’ve taken our time to craft this in a way that feels meaningful and fully realised. Myself and Tye have been a big fan of Josh Korody’s work, so it was brilliant to have him mix New Era and really give it some oomph. Asher Gould-Murtagh mastered the tracks. We really hope you enjoy them!"
Mar 10, 2022
It's a New Era
When World News finalised the music for 'New Era' ahead of the recording session on February 22nd 2020, they were blissfully unaware that an imminent pandemic was going to rock the entire world.
The session went ahead as planned, with the hardware electronic duo laying down four fresh tracks in a single day at The Oscillitarium with engineer and guitar virtuoso, Tobin Hopwood (Possum).
Following those sessions, and the subsequent cancellation of the tour to support their debut EP, 'The Chosen', the duo took time to reevaluate the project.
The name 'New Era' took on new meaning in the months and years that passed, and in the summer of 2021 World News revisited the material with renewed focus. After completing preliminary mixes, they engaged Toronto's Josh Korody at Candle Recording Studios to mix it.
With the EP slated for release worldwide on Friday 18th March, we pieced together a short 'Making Of New Era' from the recording session, which feels like decades ago now. We hope you enjoy it.
Mark your calendars, this is World News' best sounding material to date.
World News - New Era [SS116]
2. Weather Weather Weather
3. Up Against the Wall
4. A Message for the Kids
Mar 02, 2022
Set Your Alarms - Nailbiter Modular Techno Set Live from the Safe Sounds Bank Vault!
Shucks, it's been a while since our last Safe Sounds bank vault session! Then boom, as if from nowhere, who should appear but techno pioneer, producer and all round Toronto heavy-hitter, Josh Korody.
Yes, Nailbiter will be performing a very special live modular techno set and it's gonna get you puuuuuuuumped. It'll premiere exclusively on the SS YouTube Channel at 7pm EST on Friday 11th March (which is midnight for those of you listening in London or across the UK).
We've coordinated the stream so y'all can get ready for your Friday night in style ~ that's right, we're broadcasting oven an hour of pure modular techno so you can decide what to wear, throw your makeup on, have a quick shower, or simply sit back and get pre-drinking (if that's your thing) before your big night out.
Because life is back, baby! Yes, this set is certain to get your Friday amped up and started in style.
At over an hour long, it'll be the longest live set that we've ever done, and potentially the longest that we will ever do. That is unless Paul McCartney is ever able to stop by to perform his live version of Hey Jude, in which case we'll make an exception ~ "Hey Judie Judie Judie Judie..." etc. In all seriousness though, this slams from start to finish.
Nailbiter has material out both on Josh Korody's own label, Nodding Heads, and with Toronto faves Hand Drawn Dracula. In addition to techno, you'll likely know Korody from his recent solo project Breeze, showcasing a different side to the producer where he collaborated with a whole host of peeps such as Cadence Weapon.
Korody also worked with World News on their up-coming EP, New Era, which arrives worldwide via Safe Sounds on Friday 18th March. World News went to his studio (Candle) to mix New Era, and Josh's killer ear was instrumental in giving the tracks some extra punch. We can't wait to share that one with you all too.
Anyway, I digress, head to our YouTube channel now to set a notification/alarm if you're the forgetful type and we'll see you at 7pm EST on Friday 11th March for Nailbiter live from the Safe Sounds bank vault.
Dec 08, 2021
A Message for the Kids from World News
The music video for World News' A Message for the Kids is premiering now on our YouTube Channel!
The track is taken from the upcoming EP, New Era, which will be released via Safe Sounds in 2022. We can reveal that the EP was mixed/produced by Toronto musician, producer and engineer, Josh Korody (Nailbiter, Breeze). This marks the first sounds we've heard from this collaboration.
The video was filmed and edited by the creative team of Danny Alexander and Kalina Nedelcheva. It showcases the amazing props and art of Hannah J. Busse and stars a rising child actor known only as Zander.
You can catch World News live this Saturday 11th Dec at The Baby G in what will be their only show of 2021 - be warned that tickets are selling fast so to guarantee entry we highly recommend purchasing an advance ticket. You can do so here.