28th Aug: Berlin Atonal, Kraftwerk, Berlin, Germany
30th Aug: Kaiku Klubi, Helsinki, Finland
31st Aug: Closer Club, Kiev, Ukraine
1st Sept: Shkaff, Odessa, Ukraine
3rd Sept: Stadtgarten, Cologne, Germany
4th Sept: Moscow Music Week, Richter, Moscow, Russia
5th Sept: Ankali, Prague, Czech Republic
6th Sept: The Fold, London, UK, w/ Anika
7th Sept: The White Hotel, Manchester, UK
11th Sept: Mochvara, Zagreb, Croatia
12th Sept: Kablys, Vilnius, Lithuania
It’s been over a decade since HTRK’s debut ‘Nostalgia’ landed, taking its name from Tarkovsky’s film ‘Nostalghia’ the film had a profound influence during their formative days up in the Macedon Hills of Melbourne.
An abrasive record shrouded in sonorous pulses, deafening feedback and tension-soaked reverb that immerses you deep into their world.
HTRK’s lo-fi post-punk, post-industrial noise-electronica echoes Suicide, Throbbing Gristle and Joy Division. Jonnine Standish’s haunting vocals here recall Bardo Pond’s Isobel Sollenberger.
Recorded minimally with just two microphones and an old tape deck, ‘Nostalgia’took inspiration from the sound and imagery of David Lynch, The Birthday Party and electronic artist Pita. Rowland S Howard’s ‘Teenage Snuff Film’ was also cited as a big influence, HTRK notably caught the post-punk legend’s attention with their live gigs which saw him endorse the band and go on to co-produce their next release ‘Marry Me Tonight’.
A compelling introductory statement that delves into their guilty nostalgia for the nihilistic energies rampant in the 80s underground.
“An agitated haze of addictive ambivalence instead of the swagger and violence of their influences, the overall feeling is of beautiful disharmony” All Music
“Somewhere between Throbbing Gristle and Sonic Youth. Imagine if the Cocteau Twins moved to the dark side of the force.” Norman Records
‘Nostalgia’ gets a new cut to white vinyl with white sleeve and gloss cover.