Releases Debut Album, No Atonement; Launches Track-By-Track Video
Berlin-based electronic rock duo Bullet Height releases their explosive debut album No Atonement today via Superball Music (Century Label Group/Sony). The duo, featuring Sammi Doll of IAMX and Jon Courtney of Pure Reason Revolution, has also released a track-by-track video with a snippet and explanation of each track on the album. The track-by-track video can be seen here.
The album features 10 tracks that fuse together industrialized electronica, dark avant-garde, heavy guitars, and heartbreakingly sweet melodies. Sammi Doll‘s ethereal, melodic vocals are an alluring mix of tones from the LA rock scene – where she cut her teeth – and the underworld of Berlin. Bandmate Jon Courtney brings his experimental production and astute songwriting, expertly weaving echoes of the groundbreaking electronica of Kraftwerk, Depeche Mode and Pet Shop Boys into his work. The combination of the two results in an irresistible electronic-rock sound.
Videos for the first three singles off the album can be seen below, and the alternative stripped down version of “Bastion” can be heard here.
A mini documentary exploring the group’s formation and their Berlin base can be seen here.
About Bullet Height:
“I left London, moved to Berlin, rented a dirt cheap room in an old DDR building and started battering out the music that would go on to become Bullet Height,” says Jon Courtney, speaking about the dispersal of his former band Pure Reason Revolution. “I wanted to produce something darker and heavier than I’d ever created.”
“I left Los Angeles and moved to Berlin,” Sammi Doll explains. “It was to join IAMX on tour. But when the singer, Chris Corner, fell ill, it was cancelled. Which was when I met Jon. Without a direction in a new city, recording this album granted me the headspace to channel a lot of personal demons into something simultaneously positive, dark and alluring.”
A recording contract with Superball Music (part of the Sony Music group of labels) followed suit and whilst putting the finishing touches to the album, Bullet Height began gigging to an enthusiastic Berlin underground.
“It’s been quite the journey since we’ve completed the album,” comments Sammi Doll. “Everything from the mixes to forming the live element. It’s shaped into something much bigger than we both expected.” And Courtney concurs. “Now that we’re playing shows it all feels real. We’re excited at the prospect of expanding out from the Berlin scene and getting out there.”
Like the best of artists, fear is the only thing they fear. Free living and creating on their own terms is the fuel in both their tanks. Together they’ve reached Bullet Height. A product of expatriate London, set in dissident Berlin. Circa 2017.