GAUNT shares new single ‘Rear View Spectate-or’, announces live show at London’s ICA

GAUNT shares new single ‘Rear View Spectate-or’, announces live show at London’s ICA

GAUNT SHARES NEW SINGLE ‘REARVIEW SPECTATE-OR’

ANNOUNCES SPATIAL AUDIO LIVE SHOW PERFORMED IN COMPLETE DARKNESS AT LONDON’S ICA ON 13 SEPTEMBER

DEBUT ALBUM BLIND AT THE AGE OF FOUR, OUT 18 AUGUST

Listen to ‘Rear View Spectate-or’ here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVJvRcvhlFk

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Last month¬†GAUNT¬†announced his debut album¬†Blind at The Age of Four¬†(18 August via his own label¬†3ON). Along with the announcement he shared the two lead singles ‘Sweet‘ and ‘Favourite Memory‘, with ‘Sweet’ receiving widespread support from BBC 6 Music –¬†Mary Anne Hobbs¬†(‘Near Future‘ track),¬†Tom Ravenscroft¬†and¬†Deb Grant¬†‚Äď along with¬†Elizabeth Alker¬†(BBC Radio 3 Unclassified). The track has also picked up DJ praise from the likes of¬†Ben UFO,¬†Mumdance,¬†A Made Up Sound,¬†Giant Swan¬†and¬†Chris Duckenfield.

Premiering last night on¬†Tom Ravenscroft & Deb Grant‘s¬†BBC 6 Music New Music Fix Daily show, today GAUNT has followed up with new single ‘Rear View Spectate-or’, speaking of the track he says:

Rearview spectate-or is the chill and bruise down your spine

Rearview spectate-or is the cascading structure

Rearview spectate-or is forming in your peripheral vision”

Alongside the track GAUNT has also announced he will be performing live on 13 September at¬†London‘s¬†Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA). The live show will be performed in complete darkness using the ICA‚Äôs newly installed d&b Soundscape. The show will also be mixed live by Loss__.__Gain, a leading audio company that has been pushing the boundaries in this space with artists such as Jarvis Cocker, Anna Meredith, Duval Timothy, Gazelle Twin, Oliver Coates, Sigur R√≥s, Luke Abbott.

The shows dark setting ties in with the album’s title and¬†Jack Warne¬†aka GAUNT‚Äôs experience suffering from a rare eye condition ‚Äď Thiel-Behnke Corneal Dystrophy. “I’ll wake up in the middle of the night, and if I open my eyes too quickly, I can rip the cells, they tear off, and I‚Äôll go blind‚ÄĚ he explains of the hereditary dystrophy he’s suffered since he was a child. This condition led to a young GAUNT spending weeks at a time in bed, in complete darkness. It was during these episodes that he first connected with music with his late-father ‚Äď a key figure throughout the album who also suffered from the condition.

Blind at The Age of Four¬†is the first full-scale entry into the anachronistic world of GAUNT ‚Äď a world of music, technological experimentation and visual art. This is all bound together in a digitally rendered suit of armour. “GAUNT is the empty vessel” the producer and fine artist explains of his simultaneously modern and mediaeval avatar. “The GAUNT character is the haunting of the music. It’s a visual embodiment of the cathartic process I get out of music. That’s why it’s a suit of armour, because something needs to go into it; you put it on.”

As a fine artist, Warne has a strong pedigree thanks to his scholarship at the Royal College of Art, and outside of his work as GAUNT, Jack Warne has worked with galleries and institutions internationally such as Hannah Barry Gallery, Spiaggia Libera, YUELAI Art Museum, Collective Ending and Castor Gallery.

Pre-order Blind at The Age of Four here on vinyl and digitally:
https://lnk.to/GAUNT-BATAOF

Photo credit: Image created by Jack Warne

High-res images can be found here

Live dates:

13 Sep –¬†London¬†@ ICA

Tickets on-sale Friday 21 July at 10am here:
https://dice.fm/partner/dice/event/l5lvx-gaunt-13th-sep-ica-institute-of-contemporary-arts-london-tickets

Blind at The Age of Four tracklist:

1. Jack?
2. Favourite Memory
3. Composition 001
4. Sweet
5. Memories Talk
6. Reverse Landscape
7. Syncopate
8. Un
9. Rear View Spectate-or
10. Lesser You
11. Because I