Detachments | New Wave / United Kingdom
D e t a c h m e n t s are a London-based, Post-punk influenced Art rock/electronic group led by Bastien Marshal (born Manchester). They were discovered and signed by Thisisnotanexit Records in 2008. Limited edition 12" release Fear No Fear received excellent reviews including Single of the Day in The Times reviewed by Trevor Jackson who liked what he heard so much that he later went on to produce Messages and The Flowers That Fell.
Official debut The Flowers That Fell (released 2009) achieved NME Radio A-List status, Drowned In Sound Single of The Day and BBC Radio 1 Alternative Single of The Week on Steve Lamacq's In New Music We Trust show, the track also featured at number 3 in NME magazine's 10 Tracks You Have To Hear feature.
Second single Circles was produced by James Ford. The package includes several acclaimed remixes including the Round&Round Mix by Dubstep pioneer Martyn which is featured on the Fabric 50 compilation.
H.A.L. was championed by BBC Radio 1's Hew Stephens in the NME. The 12" includes Andrew Weatherall disco dub remix which is regarded as amongst his greatest remixes of all-time http://www.factmag.com/2014/09/27/andrew-weatheralls-30-greatest-remixes/ . B-side Sands of Time features Heather Marlett of Salem on lead vocal.
With it's nouveau Minimal-Wave & Coldwave sound Detachments' eponymous debut album (produced by vintage-synth aficionado James Ford) garnered them an international underground following. The album is steeped with existential undertones and an austere, dystopian outlook. In 2010 The Guardian columnist Paul Lester nominated Detachments for Best New Bands of 2010 where they sat at the top of the list.
Peter Hook of Joy Division and New Order joined Detachments onstage playing bass at a performance for Salford Foundation Trust/Tony Wilson Awards which lead to the release of the Fade EP on Hacienda Records in 2012.
2014 saw the release of the Endgame which received critical acclaim from the likes of Music Week, Spindle and Clash Magazine (Track of the Day). The 6 track mini-LP was co-wrriten and co-produced by Detachments' synth-player Ed Casula (from Italy)
In 2015 Lost Patrols was made available - a collection of lost and found recordings predating all previous releases.
2018 - Detachments sign to Young & Cold Records. The group's highly anticipated new six track EP Chain of Command is released on 15th August.
Detachments continually receive invites to make live appearances across Europe…