We are thrilled to be hosting Lorelle Meets The Obsolete at Future Yard on 21st September. The Mexican duo come to Birkenhead in support of their sixth studio album ‘Datura’, set to be released on 16th June. It’s a short, sharp shock of a record with no unnecessary adornments and no fat on any of its eight songs. Gone are the psychedelic wig-outs found on previous releases, now replaced with bass-heavy post-punk grooves inspired by the roots of The Congos, the no wave of Ike Yard, the industrial hip-hop of Dälek and the dark modular moves of Hiro Kone – all while harnessing the elemental power of Jon Hassell’s Vernal Equinox. A pure sonic fusion sure to be perfect for the live arena.

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With a sound that drew inspiration from almost every strain of psychedelic music of the ’60s — from jangling folk-rock to scuffed-up biker rock — and taking into account the great noise rock bands of the ’90s like Spaceman 3, Lorelle Meets the Obsolete crafted murky, swirling sounds on early albums like 2013’s Corruptible Faces that reflected the claustrophobic life they were leading in the big cities of Guadalajara and Mexico City. After they moved to the more relaxed environs of Baja, their sound became more expansive and on 2019’s De Facto, even avant-garde as they began to add more synthesizers and noise to the arrangements.


Now in 2023, the duo cover cultural colonialism, imperialism, conflicting opinions, intense emotions, strange dreams and insomnia, supported by a new recording strategy. “One of the rules that we had when writing was to keep the songs minimal in terms of instrumentation,” explains guitarist Alberto González. “We didn’t want to do overdubs and endless layers this time around,” adds singer and guitarist Lorena Quintanilla (aka J Zunz, who performed for us solo last August). “We limited ourselves to the instrumentation of the new, four-piece line-up and we recorded almost everything live. The songs had to be very solid.” “We easily get bored with what we do, music-wise, so that motivates us into keeping things fresh and different,” continues Alberto, as he explains the change of direction. “Each album is a good representation of where we are at. We fear the thought of being trapped in the same ideas from years ago. There’s something about nostalgia that creeps me out.”

Future Yard presents
Lorelle Meets The Obsolete
Thursday 21st September 2023
7:45pm doors
75 Argyle Street
Tickets £14 advance

Tickets available online in advance or in person at the Future Yard Box Office.
Future Yard is a cashless venue – all payments are taken by contactless or chip and pin. Live curfew 11pm. Kitchen open til 9pm.
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