Italian-based post punkers, Japan Suicide, have announced the release of their latest album ‘Ki‘, the followup to 2018’s ‘Santa Sangre‘. It was recorded at The Nave Studios in Leeds, England by producer Matt Peel (known for his work with Kaiser Chiefs, Eagulls, The Crookes and Autobahn). ‘One Day The Black Will Swallow The Red‘ is the first single off ”Ki‘ – give it a listen down below.

The track takes inspiration from the art of Mark Rothko and “Confessions of a Mask” by Yukio Mishima, as does most of the album. A passage taken from “Confessions of a Mask” is included in the single’s lyrics: “What we call evil is the instability inherent in all mankind which drives man outside and beyond himself toward an unfathomable something, exactly as though nature had bequeathed to our souls an ineradicable portion of instability from her store of ancient chaos.” For those who don’t have previous Japan Suicide knowledge – the band also took their name from Yukio Mishima. You can find ‘Ki‘ at the end of April on all digital platforms – but if you appreciate having a physical edition of a LP (like me) be sure to snap one up right away as Japan Suicide will only have 100 physical copies of this release available.

Sarah Medeiros