“They’ve signed to XL, collaborated with Joy Orbison, remixed Thom Yorke, appeared in GTA, and generally seem to be the UK techno group of the moment. Their fabric Presents mix, then, comes at an auspicious moment where they seem poised to approach chart-threatening, Bicep-style territory.” – Resident Advisor
“‘So U Kno,’ the Overmono track that opens the mix, is particularly excellent: an iron-clad 2-step battleship with an irresistible hook, the steel of techno colliding against the rubbery skitter of UKG.” – Pitchfork
“Brothers Tom & Ed Russell (also known as Truss and Tessela), two of the most prolific UK producers of this generation, who’ve written some of the most memorable techno tracks of the past half decade, add another exciting release to their already praiseworthy legacy. If you ever asked yourself how a peak time UK techno set would sound like after more than a year of absence from clubs, here lies the answer.” – The Quietus
“The UK’s current hot dance duo extract serious mileage out of an insistent, imperceptibly bending three-note motif, before some skull-massaging chords arrive to roll your eyes back.”
– The Guardian
Today, XL Recordings / Remote Control Records announce the release of Diamond Cut/Bby, the new 12” from London duo Overmono. Out mid-November, you can listen to ‘Bby’ HERE.
Over the course of the pandemic, Overmono have undoubtedly risen to become the most sought-after dance act of 2021. Shows at festivals like Greenman, We Out Here, Field Day and Gala were all hailed as highlights, as was their sold out, packed-out headline show at Village Underground earlier this month. Their track ‘So U Kno’ is the anthem of the summer and their ‘Fabric Presents Overmono’ compilation and mix is being hailed as one of the best the revered London institution has released.
Used as the closing track of their set at the Village Underground, ‘Bby’ is a natural follow on from this activity, a brooding, stripped back 2-step banger with an infectious vocal hook – perfect for autumn and winter raving.
Speaking on the release, the duo say: “For the past 4 years our studio has been in an old magazine printing building. after moving in we ripped up the carpets to expose this amazing wooden flooring and thought to ourselves – ‘why the fuck would anyone cover this up?’ – turns out ink from the old print presses that used to be there still comes up through the floor and makes these grimy swirling patterns that slowly shift over weeks and months.
Earlier this year we found out the building was being sold for re-development. We had two weeks to get out. Packing down the studio was left till the very last night and we spent the rest of the time making one last tune there. The chords in ‘Bby’ are those ink stains. Woozy and morphing, feeling like they might swallow you up.”