3 years after ‘Les Insurgés de Romilly’, and after having spent some time with PinioL, ni is coming back with a new album in 2019. Pantophobie will be released on March 1st, on Vinyl, CD and digital, via Dur Et Doux Records.
While being faithful to his predecessors, but probably a bit darker, Pantophobie explores various fears as the main theme. The massive production is dedicated to head-banging. With this 4th release (2 EPs and 2 LPs), the quartet crushes their cigarettes very hard, dig a hole into the ground, and leave the listeners in ashes.
The band recorded with Herve Faivre, from Igorrr, and worked with Rémy Boy (Gojira, Secret Chief, Ezekiel…) for the mix.
Also a very impressive live band, ni leaves no chance to curious newbies nor to experimented listeners, and it’s with a real joy that we will meet again with one of the most fascinating instrumental bands from the French and European noise rock scene.
Ni is a four-headed monster. The big bad Ni has left the linear roads of the French department of Ain – from which it came – in order to live in a complex world paced by electrical sounds and varying polyrhythms. In its temple, shouts of the quartet make the windows crack, a stunning nervousness makes the walls stand and, finally, the strong foundations remove from ages to come all doubts regarding the durability of all these things. Inside, it is always like a squall: children run in all directions and parents dance around the bonfire. The waltz, the 4/4 time signature and verse and chorus structures take one last breath before being burned to ashes at the core of this fire.
[table caption=”Ni 2019 Tour Dates (Europe)” width=”100%” colwidth=”100|150|20″ colalign=”left|left|left|left”]
Feb 7,Saint Savine,FR,- 1
Feb 9,Dour,BE,Festival en attendant le printemps
Feb 10,Macon,FR,Saint Antoine
March 2,Bourg,FR,La Tannerie
March 15,Louvain,BE,Ecuries du Biereau
March 17,Basel,CH,Renee Bar
March 18,Munich,DE,MAJ Musical Monday
March 21,Hambourg,DE,MS Stubnitz
March 22,Bremen,DE,Tor 9
March 29,Paris,FR,Cirque Electrique
March 30,Tours,FR,Festival Super Flux
April 13,Berlin,DE,Hintertreffen Festival / Zukunft am Ostkreuz
July 27,Burg Herzberg,DE,Festival Burg Herzberg