Mastersystem's debut record ‘Dance Music’ will be released in April via Physical Education Recordings.
Mastersystem, have today, released their debut single 'Notes On A Life Not Quite Lived ' alongside an accompanying video. The idea for the group came about in Berlin, during 2016 and is a collaborative effort featuring Scott Hutchinson and Grant Hutchinson (Frightened Rabbit), Justin Lockey (Editors), James Lockey (Minor Victories).
Apparently, the project has been underway as a concept for some time but due to the schedules of various band members’, the album finally happened at the end of 2017. With Justin Lockey as producer, Dance Music is a "dark, honest, soaring album, exactly what one might expect if Frightened Rabbit, Editors and Minor Victories combined forces." The group describe the album as a narrative of four bearded men in their thirties and say they're immensely proud of the output. Scott Hutchinson adds,
“I thought it would be interesting to play around with the themes of restlessness and dissatisfaction on this album, both as a counterpoint to the exuberance of the music and as an obvious reference to the angst and tension I heard in the grunge and fuzz of my teenage years. This is not the angst of a teenager, however. This is the anxiety of a man in his mid-30s, and for a lot of this record I found myself wrestling with the ways in which I am not quite doing life right, in spite of appearing to lead a relatively joyful, playful and artistic existence."
Mastersystem have a handful of upcoming UK dates in April and May, see below. Check out the video for 'Notes On A Life Not Quite Lived' below.
Wed, 25, UK, Manchester, The Deaf Institute
Thu, 26, UK, Newcastle upon Tyne, The Cluny
Fri, 27, UK, Glasgow, The Art School
Sat, 28, UK, Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
Mon, 30, UK, Birmingham, Birmingham O2 Institute 3 May
Tue, 1, UK, London, Oslo