- Friday, February 9, 2018
‘Bleeping paranoia and eye-grit funk. Confident if still as nasty.’ – Q MAGAZINE
‘More seductive than their bracing debut . . . Pleasure wins out on White Glue.’ – THE WIRE
Recorded at Benge’s MemeTune Studios, Wrangler’s latest album White Glue (released in September 2016) features 9 new tracks by Stephen Mallinder (Cabaret Voltaire), Phil Winter (Tunng) and Benge (John Foxx & The Maths). Their debut album, LA Spark (released in 2014) was described by Q Magazine as ‘creepy and brilliant, music you can dance to while looking over your shoulder. The best kind of music.’ According to Uncut, ‘LA Spark is a compelling listen with former Cabs vocalist sneering on the imperious title track. He’s still got it.’ Meanwhile, in June 2016 Wrangler released Sparked: Modular Remix Project. Filled with mixes by the likes of Mute founder Daniel Miller, Chris Carter from Chris & Cosey, Alessandro Cortini (Nine Inch Nails) and Scanner, it’s an expansive, sprawling canvas of analogue sound, spread across a double gatefold album and created exclusively on modular systems.
‘No-one can sneer quite like Mallinder.’ – MOJO
‘Deliciously wonky squelchfunk.’ – UNCUT
Over the last 3 years Wrangler have toured across the UK, Europe and Japan and recently played at the Royal Albert Hall as special guests of John Grant (15th June, 2016). They also joined forces with the US singer at an October 2016 show in the Barbican, London, where Grant and Wrangler played a unique new collaborative set as part of Rough Trade’s 40th anniversary celebrations.