Great Ytene are launching their second album, ‘Locus’, with a special release show at The Lexington on 17 February.
The follow-up to their 2014 self-titled debut has been preceded by the title track as well as new single, ‘Wanness’.
“It’s a track immersing itself in times past and present of unhappiness and fatigue, an underlining theme I seem to carry when writing lyrics for our tracks,” says Leon Diaper of the song. “But the track is pretty upbeat and pumping in sound and one of our favorites to play live.”
Taking their name from an old term for the New Forest, which is where they all grew up, the band’s post-punk sound has been compared to the likes of Disappears and Preoccupations.
Their new album, named after the attempt to pinpoint exact moments in time when an event took place, is darker than its predecessor. Written over a six-month period and recorded at East London’s Holy Mountain studio with producer Iggy B, ‘Locus’ came together after a tech fail saw the band lose a full album’s worth of songs in 2015.