Kowton - Don't Panic's favourite Bristolian badman - has announced plans for a debut longplayer, set to drop on his own Livity Sound imprint on 15th April.
'Utility' will be the debut LP for both producer and label, and is billed to showcase Kowton's trademark blend of 'hypnotic rhythms, dramatic transitions and chest-rattling bass'.
Speaking ahead of the album's release, the producer explains:
"The name ‘Utility’ came from a series of conversations I had in the build up to finishing the record; what feels most prescient to me right now is writing concise music with purpose and direction - visceral music that’s uncluttered both sonically and theoretically. I wanted to create an LP that works on the floor but is nuanced enough to justify repeat listens and self-aware enough to sit properly as a complete album.”
In the meantime, stream album track 'Shots Fired' below:
And if that isn't enough to keep you going, you can catch Kowton live in the mix on the following dates:
30/01 La Belle Electrique, Grenoble w/ Randomer
05/02 Transmission Funk, Manchester w/ Peverelist, Tessela, Hodge (Livity Sound Showcase)
12/02 Bright, Utrecht w/ residents
14/02 Berghain, Berlin w/ Peverelist, Gerd Janson, DJ Sprinkles, Answer Code Request.
19/02 Wire, Leeds w/ Pariah & Tessela
27/02 Corsica Studios, London w/ Regis, Helena Hauff, Perc, Adam X
04/03 Less Effect, Liverpool w/ Peverelist, Tessela & Hodge (Livity Sound Showcase)
11/03 Bloc Weekend, Minehead w/ Peverelist
18/03 Cabaret Sonique, Brest w/ residents
25/03 Wigflex, Nottingham w/ Peverelist, Lone & Dan Avery
15/04 Phonox, London w/ Peverelist & Anthony Naples
22/04 Patterns, Brighton w/ Peverelist & Hodge