A few weeks following the release of Lebanese indie band Interbellum‘s sophomore album “Dead Pets, Old Griefs” on Ruptured, here are some of the reviews that were written about this unique collection of songs:
x Read Lie In The Sound‘s review here
x Read I Can Guarantee‘s review here
x Read We All Want Someone To Shout For‘s review here
x Read Barrygruff Music Blog‘s review here
x Read Arab News‘s review here
x Read Scene Noise‘s review here
x Read Various Small Flames‘s review here
x Read The Revue‘s review here
x Read Indie For Bunnies‘s review here
x Read American Pancake‘s review here
x Read Mp3hugger‘s review here
x Read L’Orient Le Jour‘s review here
x Read GQ Middle East‘s review here
x Read We Love That‘s review here
Interbellum – Dead Pets, Old Griefs [CD release, October 2018]
Interbellum is the musical project of Lebanese singer-songwriter Karl Mattar. Formed in 2015, the project sees him working alongside multi-instrumentalist and producer Fadi Tabbal and other musicians from the Beirut music scene. Interbellum started as a lo-fi rock outfit and expanded into more left-field pop rock.
Dead Pets, Old Griefs (Ruptured, 2018) is the band’s second album and features 10 songs that revolve around themes of memory, time, childhood, and loss. Apocalyptic imagery – real, imagined and figurative – permeates the album, and the instrumentation follows suit, warping, distorting and folding on itself. The record plays like a broken music box, its kaleidoscopic melodic songs disjointed and smeared by noise, dissonance and processed sounds. Recorded in Tabbal’s Tunefork Studios, the album also features contributions by Marwan Tohme, Julia Sabra and Pascal Semerdjian from Postcards, as well as Camille Cabbabé from KŌZŌ.
Apple Music: http://smarturl.it/DeadPetsOldGriefsApp
Watch the video for lead track “INK”:
Read the GQ Middle East feature:
Ruptured and Zoukak Theatre Company present
Interbellum Album Launch Concert
Wednesday 26 September, 9pm
Karl Mattar – vocals, guitar, synth
Julia Sabra – vocals, synths
Camille Cabbabé – bass, synth
Pascal Semerdjian – drums
Interbellum is the musical project of Lebanese singer-songwriter Karl Mattar, aka Charlie Rayne.
Formed in 2015, the project sees Mattar working alongside multi-instrumentalist and producer Fadi Tabbal and other musicians from the Beirut music scene.
Interbellum’s new album “Dead Pets, Old Griefs” will be released by Lebanese independent record label Ruptured on September 26th during a performance at Zoukak Studio. International and online distribution will follow on October 5th via Cargo Records UK.
Copies of the album will be available at the door. Facebook event here