PRESS RELEASE | 24 May 2019
SEX CELLS explore Britain’s lost highways in their darkly psychedelic animation for new single Modern Witchcraft. Over the past few months, the London duo, comprised of Matt Kilda and Willow Vincent, have been conjuring sonic spells with producer Dave M. Allen (The Cure, Sisters Of Mercy, Yassasin). Emerging from this experimentation, Modern Witchcraft is the first in a series of single releases, taken from forthcoming EP ‘Cheer Up The Apocalypse Is Here’, due later in the year.
Modern Witchcraft will be available across all digital and online services from Friday 24th May, released through the band’s independent imprint Pretty Ugly Records and distributed by PIAS. A limited edition print based on the animation artwork plus a bonus track Black Milk, recorded in the band’s former residence Nightmare Hall, will accompany the single, available exclusively via Pretty Ugly Records.
SEX CELLS formed in South London in 2016, bringing together Matt’s background in the visual arts and anti-folk / punk roots, with Willow’s passion for feminist literature and experimental electronics. Through their DIY videos and visceral live performances, the pair have built a presence which a recent fan review referred to as “helping define the anxiety and utter dread of late-stage Capitalism”.
"Brutalist Synth Pop" - Fred Perry Subculture
“Synths that both thrum like a nuclear reactor and twinkle with ominous charm" - Metro
“Classic TVOD, Suicide, stark early 80’s electro pop but with the dark pop nous of Depeche Mode” - Louder Than War
“Bowie meets blondie … it’s minimal, brutalist and East Berlin” - Raw Meat
Released at 2019-05-24
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