SIR-VERE deliver their long-teased ‘Lovescope’ album on Worldsound / Virgin Music Group the most confident and fully realised statement the long serving Milton Keynes electronica post-punks have released to date. This album will come with the limited edition Vinyl release with gatefold sleeve & also Dolby Atmos format.
The band have been through various line up changes over the years – but the album cements their current line up as definitive with a wider ever spread of moods, all connected by the band’s catholic musical influences, from breaks, acid and electro to indie, metal and punk.
From the creeping phantom opener ‘Angel of Death’ to frenetic earworm and current single ‘Peer Pressure’ and the anthemic title track ‘Lovescope’ & the live opening & next single ‘The Crazies’, the addition of the pure vocal power of singer Ian McEwan alongside the rabble rousing punk jousting of long term frontman Craig Hammond has revealed hidden dimensions to their sound.
Similarly, the band is completed by two more opposites working in tandem, as studio chief Gary Morland (Guitars, bass, keyboards, production) and Stevie Vega (Programming, DJ remixer S-VAS) trade raw guitar licks and funk-laden bassline with flailing acid squelches and sub-level bassquakes.
Having spent years of patient, persistent effort building up dedicated followings not only across the UK but worldwide – South America and Eastern Europe in particular lap up every last one of their tracks, not to mention the prodigious remixes to boot – the band’s pre-pandemic album ‘Psycho Ballistic Funk’ and sister album ‘Singulus’ on Big Fat Mama Beats label have paved the way for them to escape the underground and burst, fully formed, into mainstream consciousness. In many ways, of course, they’ve been waiting for the public to be ready for their all-encompassing post-tribal offering.