Dublin postpunk / nugaze / electro artist Revolution Above Disorder presents the single ‘Scream Quietly’, paying tribute to the groundbreaking band Television Personalities and the songwriting genius of Dan Treacy.
Revolution Above Disorder is the solo moniker of Vancouver-based Dubliner Stephen Nicholas White (The Orange Kyte, House of Dolls, Magic Shoppe). Revolution Above Disorder’s music is a melting pot of post-punk, psychedelic rock and electronic music. This is guitar-based rock augmented by synths, drum machines and heavily treated instrumentation with haunting reverb-soaked vocals.
“The lofi outsider-art indie-pop of Dan Treacy’s Television Personalities occupies a place in my heart all of its own. Stylistically all over the map, Treacy’s four decades (and counting) of off-kilter demonstrations of punk and psychedelia are held together by the emotional depth of the songwriting and the vocal delivery, which sees Treacy careering unconstrained from acerbic, to playfully whimsical, to heartbroken and vulnerable. Beautiful,” says Stephen Nicholas White.
This cover originally appeared on ‘Mummy, Mummy Please Look At Me: A Tribute to the Television Personalities’, released via Dandy Boy Records.
Revolution Above Disorder recently debuted with ‘Illuminate’, a 3-track offering that was produced, mixed and mastered at Jacknife Sound by Jason Corbett of ACTORS, which also featured all other members of ACTORS’ (Shannon Hemmett and Kendall Wooding on backing vocals, Adam Fink on drums) and Josiah Webb of Magic Shoppe on guitar. The video, directed and edited by Eliot Galán of Galán Films, stars Analissa Longoria and Mat Durie. Dublin-based artist Delta Omega a.k.a. Conor Paxton(House of Dolls, Buffalo Sunn, The Brothers Movement) also contributed the more dance-oriented ‘Illuminate (Delta Omega Remix)’.
As of January 11, ‘Scream Quietly’ will be available via Apple Music, Spotify and elsewhere digitally. It can already be downloaded via Bandcamp, where the debut single ‘Illuminate’ is also available.
Photo by Analissa Longoria