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free music friday: viv albertine

Viv Albertine feat. Braindead Collective and Zoë Street Howe
‘When It Was Nice’

Though her part in the recent Slits reunion was short lived, punk icon Viv Albertine has spent the last few years reacquainting herself with her much-neglected Telecaster, balancing the demanding role of motherhood with the task of drawing together enough material to perform both as a solo artist and with new band Limerence. With a solo single due for release through Manimal Vinyl some time next year, we thought Viv would be squirrelled away working on her upcoming album, so this unexpected collaboration comes as a pleasantly festive surprise. Having hit it off during a performance on The Late Late Breakfast Show on Resonance FM, Albertine and experimental noisecore group Braindead Collective played a show at a friend’s birthday party shortly after and decided to put their improvisational chemistry down on record, drafting in journalist/author and Slits biographer Zoë Street Howe on backing vocals. They describe the track as “a melodic, poignant remembering of childhood innocence and trust, with a skewed and intense musical interpretation,” a perfectly apt description for this hypnotic, atmospheric number. MP3 after the jump.

FREE MP3: Viv Albertine fear. Braindead Collective and Zoë Street Howe, ‘When It Was Nice’

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