Beneath the surface of the UK lies a vast and secret network of abandoned nuclear bunkers. Sometime in the future the population of Great Britain has retreated into these bunkers. The reason for this exodus is not clear. Nuclear attack? Chemical attack? Germ warfare? Or perhaps even free will. What is known is that beneath the surface, in the bunkers, people live the utopian dream, communicating wordlessly via a highly developed new subconsciousness. There is no need for money and food is plentiful. The old gods have been forgotten. People now offer prayer to a piece of silverware, referred to as the ‘New Pagan Sun’, found in a bunker at Stoke on Trent, near to the location of the 1980 Darts World Championship final between Eric Bristow and Bobby George.
British Nuclear Bunkers is the new album by Luke Haines. It was recorded using entirely analogue synthesisers. Apart from an occasional vocal the only organic sound used is a recording of Camden Borough Control Bunker being attacked late at night by Luke Haines.
Maximum Electronic Rock and Roll.
British Nuclear Bunkers will be released by Cherry Red Records on October 16th2015. It will be available on CD, Vinyl (with a free 7′ single) and the usual digital outlets.
Luke Haines has made many albums and written some books. Google him if you are interested. If you’re not interested then don’t bother googling him – do something else instead.
Luke Haines will be converting Bush Hall into a nuclear bunker for a Maximum Electronic Rock and Roll show on October 21st. He will then be touring nuclear bunkers around the UK.
The track listing of the album is as follows:
1. THIS IS THE BBC
2. BRITISH NUCLEAR BUNKERS
3. CAMDEN BOROUGH CONTROL
4. TEST CARD FOREVER
5. COLD FIELD MORNING UNDER BLISS
6. BUNKER FUNKER
7. PUSSYWILLOW (KIDS SONG)
8. MAMA CHECK THE RADAR AT THE DADA STATION
9. NEW PAGAN SUN
10. DEEP LEVEL SHELTERS UNDER LONDON