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Chemtrails announce new album "The Joy of Sects", out January 19th via PNKSLM Recordings

Manchester psychedelic post-garage-punk outfit Chemtrails announce their new album The Joy Of Sects for January 19th via PNKSLM. 

The Joy Of Sects presents a unique view of humanity as seen through the eyes of romantic partners Mia Lust and Laura Orlova, the band’s oddball founders — backed by Ian Kane and Liam Steers, who make up the turbocharged rhythm section. Sashaying between sleazy punk, frantic krautrock and sardonically sassy grooves, Chemtrails write weird but catchy pop songs with lyrics that tackle alienation, the absurd, the human condition, the impending apocalypse and, occasionally, Mia Lust’s place in the world as a transgender woman.

The album is an accessible and playful psych-punk exploration of the state of the modern world as it lurches from crisis to crisis, stumbling dangerously close to an apocalyptic end. The heavy and often dark subject material is offset by the irreverent tone and gallows-humour of the lyrics — a combination of light and dark reflected in the melodies and harmonies of the songs, which pivot between joyful pop and ominous foreboding throughout the record. 

For this record they've traded in their traditional DIY approach to recording to work with in-demand producer Margo Broom, whose studio magic is responsible for Fat White Family, Big Joanie and Goat Girl records.

The group’s fuzzy, tongue-in-cheek vignettes - inspired by Pixies, Blondie, Oh Sees, Fat White Family, and 60s psych - have earned them a cult following over the years. This has lead to support from Stereogum, The Line of Best Fit, CLASH, DIY and BBC 6 Music, Radio 1 and KEXP.

On the live side the band’s visceral show has been noticed by established acts like Dream Wife and Big Joanie who personally invited them on as support for their Manchester shows.