Publicist UK Forgive Yourself on LP + Download
Relapse Records is proud to present Forgive Yourself, the debut album from Publicist UK, a post-punk four-piece comprised of members of Municipal Waste, Revocation, Goes Cube, Discordance Axis, Burnt By The Sun & more. As one of the most intriguing cross-genre debuts in recent years, Forgive Yourself is a nine-song showcase sounding like Michael Gira (Swans) on a Saul Bellow bender whose dark and cerebral mood is lifted by the booming baritone of vocalist Zachary Lipez.
Originally conceived as a long-distance experiment, Publicist UK quickly and effortlessly became a fully functioning band. Featuring Dave Witte (Municipal Waste, Burnt by the Sun, Discordance Axis, Melt-Banana), Zachary Lipez (Freshkills), Brett Bamberger (Revocation, East of the Wall), and David Obuchowski (Goes Cube, Distant Correspondent), many expected speedy, aggressive metal. Instead, the band defied expectations with Forgive Yourself by creating nine rousing songs that are as moody and melodic as they are heavy and driving.
"Publicist UK are intense, heavy, and are tangentially tied to the metal world, but musically, things are coming from different places.” – Decibel