“Nothing” is the third single to be taken from Gate Of Grief, the new album from US dark electronic outfit White Ring (due out on June 22nd via Rocket Girl). Underpinned by gothic 80s beats and sinister synth bass-lines, the song crackles and fizzes with arcade bleeps, whilst wraith-like melodies float over the top. In this song, nothing is true and everything is permitted.
“Nothing” features the first collaboration with newcomer Adina Viarengo, who added her vocals in 2016 to the existing instrumental track that Bryan Kurkimilis created for the first set of White Ring demos in 2009.
The band was originally formed by Bryan Kurkimilis and Kendra Malia after meeting on Myspace in 2006. Although they created music together over email, they didn’t meet face-to-face until 2008, after they had already released a few well-received singles. They started playing live in 2009 and rapidly grew a reputation for their captivating performances, usually bringing their own lighting equipment and putting on a spectacular laser show.
They were joined more recently by Adina Viarengo – with Bryan and Adina currently touring as a duo. Her vocal style fitted in seamlessly with what Kendra had been doing, and although she sang on half the songs, it’s almost impossible to tell who is singing on which track, thus making her the perfect addition to the band.
UK Shows NEXT WEEK with God Is An Astronaut
17 May – Electric Brixton – London
18 May – Classic Grand – Glasgow
20 May – Club Academy – Manchester
Gate Of Grief Tracklist:
1. Heavy Self Alienation
4. Close Yr Eyes
5. Fields Of Hate
6. Low (featuring Fostercare)
10. Lasts In
11. Amerika (Lord Of The Flies)
12. Home Of The Brave
13. Burn It Down
14. Do U Love Me 2?