Special Interest Share New Track ‘Disco 1.5’ & New Tour Dates Announced

Special Interest Share New Track  ‘Disco 1.5’  &  New Tour Dates Announced

New Orleans no-wave punks Special Interest today share a new stand-alone single ‘Disco 1.5’. The track reflects the way “Disco” was meant to be heard, or rather, the way Special Interest have been playing it live for the past 4 or 5 years. File under Classic Interest. A perfectly formed punk song in one and a half minutes. Listen here.

Following on from appearances already this summer at Roskilde, The Berghain, Eurockéennes and Doune The Rabbit Hole, Special Interest have a major Euro festival run this August including Oya, Off, Haldern Pop, Route du Rock and Green Man. They will also support Sleaford Mods on their UK/IE dates at the end of the year.

Special Interest’s recent album Endure, featuring the singles ‘Foul’, ‘Midnight Legend (feat. Mykki Blanco)’ and ‘(Herman’s) House’ landed in many notable Album of The Year lists last year including The Quietus Albums Of The Year, The Guardian 50 Best Albums of The Year, #4 on Pitchfork’s 50 Best Albums of the Year, Ele-King (Japan) #4 Album Of The Year and Mary Anne Hobbs #1 Album of the Year on BBC 6 Music.

Brought together by New Orleans’ inventive DIY scene, Special Interest finds a new way of defining the “rock band,” a true collective unit rather than the dictated vision of a single member. Their sound is ever-fluid and continues to evolve — Special Interest actually began as the duo of Alli Logout and Maria Elena with guitar, drum machine, and a power drill, before Nathan Cassiani and Ruth Mascelli filled out its current line-up.

Everything the group writes springs from the same source — a hard-hitting drum machine beat — but the possibilities are endless and the outcome always unpredictable. Even as their music transcends borders and adapts into new styles and forms, Special Interest is rooted in a sense of time and place, truly capturing what it feels like to exist in this moment. Just as much as any single musician, the group exists because of the dancing bodies in the crowd, striving to become a truly living collective that dissolves the barrier between performer and listener. Special Interest and their spectrum of sounds is the result of organic connection not just between four artists, but between those four artists and the world around them.

Forthcoming Tour Dates:

Thursday, August 3rd – Rees Haldern, DE @ Haldern Pop
Friday, August 4th – Katowice, PL @ OFF Festival
Saturday, August 5th – Tasov, CZ @ Beseda U Bigbitu
Monday, August 7th – Vienna, AT @ Fluc Wanne
Tuesday, August 8th – Budapest, HU @ Turbina
Thursday, August 10th – Oslo, NO @ Oyafestivalen
Friday, August 11th @ Gothenburg, SE @ Stay Out West
Wednesday, August 16th – Porto, PT @ Paredes de Coura
Thursday, August 17th – St Malo, FR @Route Du Rock

Sunday, August 20th – Wales, UK @ Green Man Festival

Friday, November, 3rd – Los Angeles, US @ Substance

Thursday, 9th November – Paris, FR @ Pitchfork Festival / Petit Bain
Saturday, 11th November – Barcelona, ES @ Mira Festival / Fira Montjuïc
Wednesday, 22nd November – Birmingham, UK @ O2 Academy, w/ Sleaford Mods
Thursday, 23rd November – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy, w/ Sleaford Mods
Saturday, 25th November – Dublin, IE @ National Stadium, w/ Sleaford Mods
Tuesday, 28th November – Leeds, UK @ O2 Academy, w/ Sleaford Mods
Wednesday, 29th November – Manchester, UK @ O2 Victoria Warehouse, w/ Sleaford Mods
Thursday, 30th November – Bristol, UK @ O2 Academy, w/ Sleaford Mods
Saturday 2nd December – London, UK @ Alexandra Palace, w/ Sleaford Mods