“…with the crushing, colossal majesty and incendiary churn of their debut full-length, Auburn Rule, I was sold. Following in the leaden, work boot trudge of their Host and self-titled EPs and a split with a band called Irk, Auburn Rule is about the slow burn, chiselled dynamics and insidious swings between minimalism and “maximalism.””– Decibel
New album due out 14th July 2017 via Holy Roar Records
Following on from the recent announcement of their new album ‘Auburn Rule’, London-based progressive sludge/noise-rock four-piece Wren, have premiered their latest single ‘Scour The Grassland’ with DECIBEL.
The album is also now available to pre-order via Holy Roar Records HERE
Wren have also released the artwork for the new album (above) and have detailed the track listing as below:
1. In Great Yield
2. Scour The Grassland
3. The Herd
5. Dwellers Of The Sepulchre
To coincide with the release of ‘Auburn Rule’ Wren have also announced a short UK release tour with Fvnerals, they will be playing the following dates:
30.06.17 – Birthdays, London
01.07.17 – The Flapper, Birmingham
02.07.17 – The Cube, Bristol
03.07.17 – The Full Moon, Cardiff
04.07.17 – The Wheatsheaf, Oxford
05.07.17 – The Prince Albert, Brighton
Following on from the release of their ‘Host’ EP last year, London-based progressive sludge/noise-rock four-piece Wren, are now gearing up to release their new album ‘Auburn Rule’.
Recorded at Holy Mountain Studios by Misha Hering (Memnon Sa) and mastered by Brad Boatright (Beastmilk, Fucked Up and High On Fire), the new album sees the bands most consummated material yet. Calling to mind the likes of Neurosis, Amenra and Old Man Gloom, ‘Auburn Rule’ is a masterfully bleak and aggressive collection of tracks, which traverse an unyielding foray of styles and influences with nods to post-metal, noise-rock, sludge and doom. Full of morose and slow moving acerbic moods, tempos and soundscapes, the album seamlessly merges visceral instrumentation and vocals with moments of ominous yet ethereal serenity.
Speaking about the new album the band said “The album is based around the same premise as the entire band and our other records so far. Our process is more of a returned contribution to the creative pool that we draw from as a collective. Lyrically, each song is knowingly vague, and throughout ‘Auburn Rule’ there is rarely one idea that can be summarised from each song or passage – what is more common in our work is a collection of our scattered thoughts and incomplete musings.”
Since releasing their debut self-titled EP release back in Feb 2014, Wren have been moving from strength-to-strength, despite a variety of tumultuous lineup changes and painful geographical relocations. Wren have had to make heavy sacrifices to follow through with each record and commit to their sound, and their determination shows.
Wren have garnered healthy support from select press in their short time together, with their last EP “Host” commanding praise from the likes of CVLT Nation, The Obelisk, Terrorizer and, most notably, Daniel P. Carter with repeat plays on BBC Radio 1’s Rock Show. Supports under the likes of Minsk, Ohhms and Kowloon Walled City have helped establish the band both in the UK and EU, and Wren have also made select festival appearances at Carefully Planned and Incubate Festival and are set to appear at Raw Power later this year.
Previous praise for Wren:
“When Wren pump the brakes on their slow churn, they leave behind a chilling silence. That same chill emanates from the eerie image of an empty sky hovering underneath a forest. The video loops around to these gorgeously filmed black and white landscape shots, distorting them with each repetition. In the final sequence, when the forest goes full kaleidoscope, Wren push a single riff forward with all the force they can muster, earning the Neurosis comparison that has gotten thrown their way since the release of their first EP.” – Invisible Oranges
“massive waves of abrasive and downtrend sludge core heaviness” – CVLT Nation
“a good example of their turbulent, Isis-inspired churn”– Terrorizer
“righteous in its violence, thoughtful in its execution”– The Obelisk