Warp will release the sophomore album from the UK trio next February.
Starting off in 2007 as the duo of James Young and Aiden Whalley, Darkstar took on James Buttery as a vocalist for their 2010 debut LP, North. Taking the sound design of contemporary UK electronic music and infusing it with more traditional song structures and a synth-pop feel, North signalled a more open-ended music policy for Hyperdub and makes their recent signing to Warp a logical next step. The group wrote its follow-up in the West Yorkshire countryside and finished it at producer Richard Formby's analog-centric studio in Leeds. According to the band, News from Nowhere is a different beast from North: "It's somewhat brighter in mood, but deeper in feeling and intention… it's much more rhythmic and fluid. It moves quicker." You can hear "Timeaway," the album's first single, right now on the group's website.
01. Light Body Clock Starter
05. A Day's Pay For A Day's Work
06. Young Heart's
07. Amplified Ease
08. You Don't Need A Weatherman
09. Bed Music - North View
10. Hold Me Down
Warp Records will release News from Nowhere on February 4th, 2013.