Canadian sludgers Seum and fellow French grunge/doom trio Fátima wanted to end this shitty year with a bang, so they are releasing their new split 7″ single tomorrow. Both bands are covering each other’s songs.
The split will be out on Bandcamp on December 24th and then released physically in early 2021. The vinyl will include a handmade cover opening with a 3D pop-up made by the comic artist Gorka Uztarroz. All purchases will also include a 30 pages PDF zine explaining the conception of this split (art, recording, writing).
A1. Seum – Saliva Bath
B1. Fátima – Raining Bricks
»Saliva Bath« recorded by Seum at Studio 365, Montreal in November 2020.
»Raining Bricks« recorded by Fátima at Basement Studio, Paris in November 2020.
All songs mixed and mastered by Fred Lepoutre in November 2020.
Releases on December 24th, 2020.
Seum comments: “After releasing our albums (»Turkish Delights« by Fátima and »Summer Of Seum« by Seum) in 2020 and seeing that we won’t have any chance to play shows before a while we decided to kick this shitty year in the nuts and come-up with one last crazy project to finish 2020 with a bang!
It has always been a shared dream of us to release a vinyl so the idea of a split 7″ came to us quite naturally. As our sounds are very different, covering each other would be indeed interesting: Seum is all about rhythm, Fátima all about melodies… How would our songs sound once played by the other band?
To make the project even more interesting we came up with this crazy idea of adding a 3D pop-up inside and decided to contact our long-time friend Gorka Uztarroz to create the cover and came up with this crazy idea of adding a 3D pop-up inside. He made an incredibly detailed artwork and had the technical skills and experience to design and finalize the physical cover! As far as we know this is something pretty uncommon!
Note that the full artwork (outside and… inside, the artwork on the digital release on Bandcamp only represents 25% of it) will only be available in the physical version.
Consider this digital release as an appetizer, an apocalyptic soundtrack for the Christmas Eve of a particularly annoying year. Hope you will enjoy it as much as we did writing, recording and designing it!”
Seum is a new Montreal sludge band formed by 3 European French doom veterans expats formerly in Lord Humungus (Gaspard), Mlah! (Piotr), and Uluun (Fred).
Seum means Venom in Arabic and is French slang for disappointment and frustration.
The band is only using drums, vocals and bass, no guitars.
Formed in 2019, the band released one song a week during Summer 2020 before releasing a first EP »Summer Of Seum« via Bandcamp on September 16th.
Gaspard – Vocals
Piotr – Bass
Fred – Drums
Fátima loves oriental melodies, doom metal, new wave, post-punk, Ray Harryhausen’s monsters, gross cartoons, non-feathered dinosaurs, Paul Verhoeven’s cinema and Bacalhau a Brás. The name Fatima is a reference to the religious city of Fátima in Portugal that looks like a Disneyland for catholics.
Born in 2015 in the boring suburbs of Paris/France where no one listens to anything but “French variété” and reggae dance hall, the band sounds like a gangbang between Nirvana, Melvins, Electric Wizard, The Cure, Satan’s Satyrs and the »Lawrence Of Arabia« movie score.
Fátima self-released its debut album called »Moaner« in march 2018, and their second album »Turkish Delights« on April 10th, 2020 via Musikoeye.
JC – Drums
Maxime – Bass
Antoine – Guitar, Vocals