WHITE HILLS announce forthcoming new album ‘Walks For Motorists’, out on 6th April
White Hills are proponents of psychedelia as transformation. The music made by Dave W. and Ego Sensation is risky and cutting edge, rooted in dystopian futurism and hyper-conscious of society’s constant desire for a new and better drug. That progressive aesthetic is at the heart of White Hills’ forthcoming new album Walks For Motorists, their most daring and radically stripped-down record that emphasises rhythm and groove.
The album bursts forth with a new kind of intensity, one born out of laser-focused precision and detail-oriented songwriting. Possibly surprising to fans familiar with the mega Hawkwind-style guitar squall of earlier albums… the songs on Walks For Motorists began as a keyboard melody or bass line, and several songs on the album don’t even feature guitar at all. This is propulsive, open music, surreal to its core but made to inspire people to get out of their seats and move.
Walks For Motorists was recorded with the acclaimed David Wrench (Caribou, FKA Twigs, Jungle, Bear in Heaven, Bat for Lashes, Owen Pallet) at his Bryn Derwen Recording Studio in North Wales, which borders the Snowdonia National Park. The band had complete 24-hour access to the studio, which allowed them to work whenever inspiration struck them. Wrench’s expertise producing and mixing electronic music was an essential asset when perfecting the crisp tones heard throughout the record. This is the first album the band has recorded outside of their native New York City and the vast, luscious rolling Welsh landscape that surrounded the studio influenced the album’s uncluttered and focused sound.
Walks For Motorists is the band most diverse album to date. Fuzzed-out rockers sit comfortably next to kraut-infused grooves, and there are more vocal contributions from Ego than ever before.