It’s the beginning of the end, you might as well set fire to your friends…
High Contrast has advised us to expect the unexpected on several occasions when it comes to new material (here and here to be precise) but none of us saw Shotgun Mouthwash coming.
As unveiled last night on Radio 1 by Mistajam, Shotgun Mouthwash is a key track in the hugely anticipated Trainspotting sequel T2, and the second track to be revealed from his equally eagerly expected sixth studio album Night Gallery. It’s a whole new sound, energy and aesthetic for the Welsh producer. And we really like it.
Sweaty, fuzzy, stompy and wild: High Contrast fronts his own one man electronic rock band with elements of The Black Keys, QOTSA, Iggy Pop and Marc Bolan all thrown into the fiery brew. Lyrically wry and precision tailored to the vibe and aesthetic of Danny Boyle’s Trainspotting universe, this is unique moment in pop cultural history.
Shotgun Mouthwash isn’t the first time High Contrast – AKA Lincoln Barrett – has worked with the critically director: Danny Boyle also employed his creative services as one of the musical programmers for the London Olympics 2012 opening show alongside Underworld who, of course, provided the iconic anthem to the original Trainspotting movie – Born Slippy.
Could Shotgun Mouthwash be the Born Slippy of T2: Trainspotting? We can’t wait to find out.
Listen to it now…
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