Ascending techno rhythms and buzzing synthetics
As swirling synths and trance-like melodies infringe on dissonant vocals from all angles to create an alluring labyrinth of a track, Hate Moss explains:
“”Stupid Song” is the single that is entrusted with the closure of the album. The theme is suicide and in the song — which is almost a parody of itself — the cheerful sounds of dance and techno overlap with the words of the text that seek an escape from discomfort, creating a grotesque contrast.”
Following on from the two-piece’s earlier singles, the minimalist lo-fi cut “Eremita” and the twisted love song “Peonia”, “Stupid Song” was mastered at Somerset’s Loud Mastering Studios by Jason Mitchell with co-production coming once more from in A Sleeping Mood. Alongside the forthcoming album ‘NaN’ due next month, “Stupid Song” also comes in anticipation of the duo’s upcoming world tour, with a crop of UK shows announced for this May. With stops in Oxford, Bristol and London, full dates and details are below.
Hate Moss’ UK Dates 2022
14th May – Shacklewell Arms, London
(Club The Mammoth production with Kitka and Paprika Kinsky)
17th May – The Library, Oxford
(All Will Be Well Records production with Moth Drop and Pink Diamonds Revue)
18th May – The Lanes, Bristol
(BLG Promotions and Ricardo Camembert Arts production with Pavor Nocturnus and theskyisthinaspaperhere)
Hate Moss is an Italo-Brazilian duo formed by Tina and Ian in 2018. Starting out in London and currently living a nomadic existence, the duo have performed on numerous stages across South America, Europe and the Middle East, while drawing crowds at international festivals like the Venice Biennale (IT), Locomotiva Festival (BR) and Goiania Noise (BR), earning a cult following in the process.
Immersed in the spheres of electronica, post-punk, industrial and electroclash, Hate Moss’ genre-bending sound is the result of their multicultural heritage and definitively dark sonic palette. Taking inspiration from the music scenes of the multitude of countries that have welcomed them, the band’s lyrics blend artful observations with fluent shifts in languages and an idiosyncratic sound coloured by instruments they have adopted on their trails.