The New album is called: ‘Under the Volcano’ (release and tour dates to follow).  2020 sees the release of the Vistic new album ’Under the Volcano', (a ref to the infamous novel by Lowry) recorded with producer Tom Hackwell (Plainviews, Erotic Secrets of Pompeii etc.) at Bristol’s Coach House Studios. Artwork for the album is by the legendary Johnny Stingray (Urban Voodoo Machine etc). The new album has been described as: 'filthy' by Damien of Mclusky/St.Pierre Snake Invasion fame.
Nature is a burning tyre. The lonely crowd stabs fingernails at screens. In a bowtie of bins, the city denies its own. Clatter clatter, buses chatter. Babies dressed as men. Pints all round, the sound of drowning. No rats abandon ship. Call it in before the game, the betting is the end. Ka-ching ka-ching the bells do ring. Cash in while you can. Hastag Untag! Twitter twitter twat. Divided on tube trains, the salad eaters melt under neon. What truths are these to brick a window or burn a statue down? Behold the beaming darkness. You are not the God of Yourself, no, nor of your brother neither. The bowler hats are dead. Seek only Russian Umbrellas! Sing up! For you are free and your desolation is exalted. The baker's baked a billion pies and now's the time for eating. Wrap up your dreams in yellow lycra and google your way home. The barcode reader reads itself. Beep beep! No hope, no fear, no end. The rest is never silent.  (John E Vistic)  
JOHN E VISTIC Called a cult legend by BBC Radio 6’s Tom Robinson and ‘a towering figure on the UK live scene’ (The Metro), John E Vistic is a singer, multi-instrumentalist and award winning songwriter. Vistic's live set is a fireball of punk rock n roll fury and psychedelic mayhem, his five piece band setting off a stratospheric wall of sound. As BBC’s Sam Bonham says, ‘Vistic doesn’t do things by halves…’.  His musical influences include The Jesus and Mary Chain, Marky Ramone, Jesus Lizard, PIL, Bauhaus, The Stooges, The Birthday Party, The Cramps, Sisters of Mercy, The Cosmic Psychos,  Rocket from the Crypt and The Beasts of Bourbon as well as contemporary acts like Idles, Metz and  Fontaines DC. Lyrically Vistic’s literary background come to the fore – Shakespeare stalks TS Eliot, Yeats and Pound, Oscar Wilde duals with Malcolm Lowry, and Martin Amis jostles Houllebecq and Harari.
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