Berlin, Germany based noise rockers Maggot Heart premiere new single and lyric video »Looking Back At You«.
»Looking Back At You« is the first single taken from the band’s third album, »Hunger«, set to release on September 29th, 2023 via Rapid Eye Records and Svart Records.
01. Scandinavian Hunger
02. Nil By Mouth
05. This Shadow
06. Looking Back At You
07. Concrete Soup
The band comments: “Whatcha looking at? »Looking Back At You« is now available to look at, or look away from, listen to and revel in! What is she up to, Schrödinger’s woman, over there in her lil death box?
Our new album »Hunger« is available for pre-order now! Three vinyl colours via Rapid Eye Records and Svart Records CD and digital. Hit the pre-order on any of these and rest assured that you are directly supporting our band and the independent labels we work with. Help us stay independent in our journey of rock n roll alchemy!
The video was shot & edited by Sarah Ben Hardouze with graphics edit by Benjamin Bergman.”
Photo by Sara Gewalt
Courtesy of Rapid Eye Records:
Maggot Heart whet primal appetites on new album »Hunger«. Berlin’s Rapid Eye Records, together with Finland’s Svart Records, deliver Maggot Heart’s third knock-out blow of innovative post-punk.
With their third album »Hunger«, recorded in Berlin and mixed by the acclaimed American producer and engineer Ben Greenberg (Metz, Portrayal Of Guilt), Maggot Heart’s game is about to change. If »Dusk To Dusk« was the mind, and »Mercy Machine« the body, then »Hunger« is the spirit. Whip-tight choruses, guided by a grunge-aged sensibility, where punk and noise rock grime are layered beneath Swedish 70’s proto-metallic ooze, lurch you back for more. »Hunger« goes for the gut but with panache, boldly exploring the dichotomy of desire and desperation through powerful refrains and a brave sense of rhythm. Songs like »This Shadow« and »Archer« with abrasive pop hooks and Bowie-esque jazz brass, showcase Maggot Heart’s ability to blend simplicity with deft musical awareness.
About the single »Looking Back At You«, singer/guitarist Linnéa Olsson says, “One of the more aggressive songs on the album and definitely some of the angriest lyrics I’ve ever written; »Looking Back At You« is about reclaiming power. The video plays on the concept of being observed, something like ‘Schrödinger’s Woman’! One of my faves on the album.”
Recorded in Studio X Berlin by Torben Utecht.
Produced by Maggot Heart.
Mixed by Ben Greenberg at Circular Ruin Studio NYC.
Mastered by Carl Saff.
Front cover photo by Victor Puigcerver.
Front cover photo edit by Sophia Kuhn.
Back cover photo by Sara Gewalt.
Layout by Afshin Piran.
Maggot Heart is:
Linnéa Olsson – Vocals & Guitars
Olivia Airey – Bass
Uno Bruniusson – Drums
Jan Groppel – Trumpet
Lars Zander – Tenor Saxophone
Fabien de Menou – Piano