Julie's Haircut are almost total outsiders.
A collective whose free-form vibrations tumble past all genres barriers, their psychotropic vision has been expressed across seven studio albums to date.
Rocket Recordings have stepped in to support the Italian bandits, with new album 'Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon Twin' due on February 17th.
It's a change for the band, whose ideals of collective improvisation are producing overwhelming, trance-like objects of aural transformation.
"In fact we don’t ‘write’ songs any more, not in the usual sense," Luca Giovanardi explains. "It’s more similar to what Teo Macero was doing on Miles Davis’s records: improvising freely and then ‘finding’ the song, refining it until it comes out in its final form. Can – whose former singer Damo Suzuki is now a very close friend of ours and we’ve been performing with him many times – used a similar method. And of course both Can and Davis have been two huge influences on our work in the last ten years."
New cut 'Salting Traces' airs on Clash, and it's remarkably relevant to these troubled times. Luca offers: "Both the lyrics and the video span an impressionistic view upon the current issue regarding migration crisis in Europe and the race problem in general."
Check it out now.
Catch Julie's Haircut at the following shows:
10 London London Field's Brewhouse