PUPIL SLICER have shared a music video for new single, Thermal Runaway, via Kerrang! The track - which features Cara Drolshagen from The Armed on guest vocals - premiered via the BBC Radio 1 Rock Show this past Sunday. Thermal Runaway will be released as a digital single this Thursday, February 3 - ahead of PUPIL SLICER's first live show in over two years. The digital single also features remixes of Wounds Upon My Skin - a track from debut album, Mirrors - by Nadja, and Marble Girl.
Of the track, vocalist/guitarist Katie comments: “The idea behind the track was to capture the experience of being in a catastrophising cycle of anxiety and depression that keeps getting worse no matter what you do, through metaphors of thermal runaway that occurs in stars which leads to supernovas.”
Of Cara's contributions they continue: “We are huge fans of The Armed and really love Cara's vocal work with them. I wrote the track with Cara in mind and approached her with the title and some general themes already established. She took the ball from there and laid down her vocal parts which established the fantastic core lyrical drive on the chorus which I then expanded.”
Cara adds: "It’s pretty incredible what you can do creatively now even being miles apart. We had such a great time collaborating on this song. Pupil Slicer were amazing to work with and really gave me the chance to mould my style with theirs in a really unique way."
Timed to coincide with their first live shows since 2019, Thermal Runaway retains the hallmarks of Mirrors’ grinding mathcore, but gives a clear indicator of the direction that PUPIL SLICER are moving towards. With writing well underway for their sophomore album, Thermal Runaway stood out as track that warranted immediate attention. PUPIL SLICER enlisted the talents of producer Lewis Johns (Employed To Serve, Blanket, Svalbard) at The Ranch studio in Southampton, The track features guitarist Frank Muir, who will also be joining the band on their upcoming live dates.
6 February - Record Junkee - Sheffield (Independent venue week
UK tour w/ Rolo Tomassi
16 February - The Loft - Southampton
17 February - Mama Roux - Birmingham
21 February - Rescue Rooms - Nottingham, UK
22 February - Club Academy - Manchester, UK
23 February - Fleece - Bristol, UK
24 February - Oval Space - London, UK
3 April - Classic Grand - Glasgow, UK (w/ GODFLESH)
23 - 24 April - StrangeForms Festival - Brudenell Social Club - Leeds, UK
2 June - Underwerket - Copenhagen, DK
3 June - ILTER Festival - Odense, DK
30 June - UK Tech Fest - Newark, UK
11 - 14 August - Bloodstock - UK
19 August - ArcTanGent - Bristol, UK
3 September - Burn It Down Fest - Torquay