Earlier today Publicist UK announced through a Facebook post that they have signed a deal with Relapse Records. The band’s comment on the signing can be read below in the official press release:
Relapse Records is proud to announce the signing of PUBLICIST UK. Featuring a pedigree of members, including bassist Brett Bamberger (Revocation, ex-East of the Wall), drummer Dave Witte (Discordance Axis, Melt-Banana, Municipal Waste, etc.), guitarist David Obuchowski (Goes Cube), and vocalist Zachary Lipez (Freshkills), PUBLICIST UK formed in 2014 and quickly garnered a lot of attention with their two song rough demo, which has amassed over 120k plays on Soundcloud.
The group’s sound is a vast departure from their other projects, instead exploring the intricacies and atmosphere of dark post-punk, new wave, and post-metal. Think Joy Division, The Cure, and Neurosis. Stream the two song demo HERE.
The band will begin recording their debut full-length at the end of October at Wild Arctic Studios in Dover, New Hampshire with Dean Baltulonis (Sick Of It All, The Hold Steady). Mastering will be handled by Dave Gardner, the former in-house engineer for Amphetamine Reptile. A mid 2015 release is expected.
The band commented on the signing
“We’re honored that PUBLICIST UK is joining the Relapse ranks. From the start, they’ve put out some of the best, most brutal metal. They’ve also really expanded their scope and have proven that heavy, intense music doesn’t necessarily need to be metal, either. So for a band like us with metal roots and some metal moments, but an overall different sound, Relapse feels like the perfect home.”