by / October 18th, 2011 /

Top Story: Album premiere: You’re Only Massive – The Fourth Quarter

Now relocated to Berlin, Irish duo You’re Only Massive release their debut album The Fourth Quarter today on their own H8rH8r label. The record contains live favourites ‘It Won’t Work’ and ‘Proclaim’, as well as further forays into feminism with ‘The Privilege’ and club bangers like ‘Megan Is A Veteran’ and ‘Thin Ice’. It consists of material created for four mixtapes, recorded over the past two years at H8rH8r Studios in Berlin and at Ruby Tuesday Rock Camp for Girls, Cottbus.

The ten track album not only deals with subjects of privilege and pessimism; it is also permeated with a tone of survival, hope and celebration and sees the pair strip down to the bones and let the pig out. You can download the album from the band’s online store. All four mixtapes are available on cassette with download codes and can be bought from both the online store and in person at the launch at the Project Arts Centre on
October 31st.

Commenting on the record, the band say “it is difficult not to become political but there is no point in sacrificing ideals to become popular. There comes a point, where you realise that the system is, in fact, not something you fight against, but something that lies inside you, in your education, your upbringing, your economy, your parenting, your relationships. We are looking forward to meeting our soldiers and allowingthe barriers to fall. Honesty and fidelity. Step away from narcissism and allow your body to fall back into the outstretched hands of the crowd.”

Intrigued? Hear it for yourself below…

You’re Only Massive – The Fourth Quarter by statemagazine