Tayne, a London-based experimental, noise-pop outfit created by Matthew Sutton, have announced details of their debut album due this October and are pre-empting the release with a brand new visual for “Haunted”.

Matthew details the video: “With the video for “Haunted” I wanted to recreate some of the themes off the record and also give an insight to the live presence of the band. Chaos and Intensity are two massive factors of these. The subject matter of the single is trying to not live in memories and let go of things that still haunt my mind. I knew I wanted to convey this as fast black and white shots of me, ghost like and out of focus.”

The album is self produced and mastered with TJ Lipple (Xiu Xiu, St Vincent, Fugazi, Bikinin Kill, Holy Ghost & MGMT). Described as “Industrial Synth Pop” Tayne’s music is an aural assault that welds moody, atmospheric vocals, punishing guitars and
overwhelming electronics, to pulsating rhythms; creating a unique listening experience.

About the album: “I would say it’s a very personal self serving record. I wanted to write something that felt relevant to me and that I could talk about. Mostly the record is a reflection of my own anxieties, insecurities, fears, hopes and expectations and mental health. Thematically it is really dark, chaotic and intense so I wanted to have some sort of juxtaposition so I decided to present the singles on the record in traditional pop song structure, with pop hook choruses. There are 10 tracks, 6 singles and 4 Segway tracks that link it all together. I wanted it to all flow as one collection of musical thoughts. Similar textures, sounds, and beats echo throughout the record from start to finish. The intro pulse on ‘Breathe’ was intentionally meant to replicate a heartbeat or a notion to take a breath and breathe so Its replicated or re-sampled on every track, its suspended tension looms through the whole album. There are a lot of demons on the record.”

Tayne’s live performances are equally as intense as the sounds they deliver and the band will hit the road this summer with a series of UK and European dates.

Tour Dates:

07/07 – Bristol – Cafe Kino
07/08 – Brighton – Cowley Club
07/09 – Glasgow – Old Hairdresser
07/11 – Edinburgh Bannermans
07/25 – Leeds – Santigos
07/28 – Oxford – Wheatsheaf
08/03 – Berlin – Sjz Drugstore
08/06 – Berlin – Schokoladen
08/09 – London – The Finsbury
08/29 – Manchester – The Peer Hat


I have an unhealthy obsession with bad horror movies, the song Wanted Dead Or Alive and crap British game shows. I do this not because of the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle it affords me but more because it gives me an excuse to listen to bands that sound like hippos mating.