Marvel to the State / Undesireable Master

by Weimar

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Marvel To The State (video):
Undesirable Master (video):

Manchester U.K. band Weimar, a four-piece Art Rock outfit, follow up their critically acclaimed debut single “John Doe/Curse the Songs”.

Both of these new songs feature the guest vocals of Rose Niland, singer with Rose & the Diamond Hand as well as Poppycock.

Stylistically, both new songs are significantly different from the previous single.

“Marvel To The State” – written as a celebration of female figures throughout history who have stood up in the face of oppressive politics – is a duet between frontman Aidan Cross and Rose Niland, set to a jazz-funk inspired backing.

“Undesirable Master”, meanwhile, is a romantic torch song with an ethereal backing vocal from Niland.

Both songs are accompanied by promo videos directed by Nikos Pavlou. Niland co-stars in the video for “Marvel” while the “Undesirable Master” video guest stars screen thespian Indigo Azidahaka, also vocalist with Granola Suicide.

Weimar debuted on the Northwest underground circuit in late 2017, and after featuring in Louder Than War’s 50 New Bands For 2019, released their debut single “John Doe/Curse the Songs” in February 2019 to positive critical acclaim and a near-sold out launch gig at The Eagle, Salford. Their music incorporates a wide range of styles and influences with elements of Post-Punk, Indie, Cabaret, Chanson, Jazz, Funk, Alt Folk and Dark Circus, with lyrics preoccupied with the dark and seedy sides of culture and humanity, frequently drawing inspiration from historical, film and literary sources. Their image and outlook is based around the German Weimar Republic of the 1920s and its philosophy of freedom of creative expression in the face of social and political oppression.

Following their debut single release, Weimar have continued to gig regularly during 2019 as well as working on their debut album, currently being recorded at Vibratone Studios, Manchester and tentatively scheduled for release in spring 2020.

“You know when you get that chill up your back when you hear music that is genuinely different and exciting…..? The most important band to come out of Manchester since Magazine.” – Bob Osborne, Aural Delights Blog

“What makes Weimar stand out from so many other guitar bands is their emphatic execution of highly observant songs informed by life’s surreal and unnerving experiences, underpinned by instrumentation which is accomplished – almost oblivious to how good it actually is. Guitars jangle, jolt and drive emotion in equal measure, matched with point-hitting drums… with enigmatic singer and musician Aidan Cross captivating the crowd.” – Emily Oldfield, Louder Than War

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released November 22, 2019

On these recordings Weimar were

Aidan Cross - Vocals, Guitar
Johann Kloos - Guitar
John Armstrong - Bass
Eddie Edwards - Drums
Rose Niland - Vocals

Artwork by Brian Gorman

Recorded at Vibratone Studios, Manchester


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