Big thanks to Stefan Leimeister for making this recording at the fantastic Friction Festival in Berlin.
Big thanks to everyone who came to our recent German shows, we had an amazing time as always!
Here’s some photo’s from our last gig in Furth.
We’re very excited about playing at Friction Fest at Berghain, Berlin!
We’ve uploaded the new album to soundcloud for full length previews.
“These five pieces play out like elegies for a civilisation that’s withered and died, and it’s a function The Winchester Club perform really f***ing well.” 4/5 – KERRANG
“They dive into ambient doom, and Negative Liberty is quite brilliant.” – CLASSIC ROCK
“Negative Liberty is a delicate trek of inexorable beauty.” 8/10 – DROP-D MUSIC MAGAZINE
“Absorbing and impossible to escape.” – THE SKINNY
“The Winchester Club have definitely moved their sound into gloriously dark territory…an incredibly involving, coherent album.” – BOOMKAT
“The metaphoric picture of sinking into music is often used but rarely so adequately perfect as a description like it is for this album…an absolutely outstanding release.” – THE MUSIC FIX
“Negative Liberty is a beautifully measured and masterfully arranged work… a truly beautiful journey in sound.” 8/10 – WHISPERIN’ AND A HOLLERIN’
Here’s another preview from our new album, with some visuals from the live backdrop.
Our new album received some very positive vibes from Malcolm Dome at Classic Rock Magazine:
“The Winchester Club are a musicians collective, closely allied in spirit to Sunn 0))) and Earth. They dive into ambient doom, and Negative Liberty (Exile On Mainstream) is quite brilliant. Just lose yourself in soundscapes that are really jam sessions. This album is addictive.”
We are proud to announce the release of our second full-length album – ‘Negative Liberty’ in March.
The album was recorded at Helicopter Studios in Dresden during the summer of 2010 and produced back at our home studios throughout the second half of the year.
1. Fuck You Buddy
2. The Lonely Robot
3. RD Laing (Little Chemical Straightjackets)
4. The End of History
5. Negative Liberty
The album draws inspiration from Adam Curtis’ highly acclaimed documentary series “The Trap”, which examines the more ominous and obscure side of human behaviour. What resulted was an overall darker and heavier album, which reflected the way we were playing live.
“Negative Liberty” is released by Exile On Mainstream Records on 25 February 2011 (Germany) and on 21 March 2011 (UK + Europe), on both CD and vinyl formats, and as digital downloads. The CD will be packaged in a special card box, with a series of art cards which draw from the themes and imagery of “The Trap”.
European Tour Dates Announced
We have just confirmed a short tour in April to support the release of the new album. More dates will be added to the following routing – please check back soon:
23.03.2011 UK London, CAMP Basement, City Rd/Old St.
20.04.2011 GER Chemnitz, Weltecho
21.04.2011 GER Berlin, Berghain – Friction Festival
22.04.2011 GER Leipzig, UT Connewitz
23.04.2011 GER Karlsruhe, Jubez – Dudefest
24.04.2011 GER Fürth, Babylon