June 20, 2024

Post-punk act Princess Ugly releases new track and video: ‘Break Every Room’

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The Portland, Oregon-based post-punk act Princess Ugly has just released a brand new track called “Break Every Room”. Princess Ugly is influenced by post-punk, goth, shoegaze, and new wave, but this new track has a bit more electronics in the mix than we are used from the band as you will notice. It follows the recent singles “An Individual Soul”, “Start Below”, “Hunger”, and a cover of Tones On Tail’s “Go!”.

As for the track itself the band adds this: “Our anger and frustration can seem distant, reserved and soft-spoken, but it’s there. Discontentment and bitterness fueled up to the breaking point. Self-control maintained on a tightrope. The calm before the storm.”

“Break Every Room” was written and recorded by Princess Ugly at Drop Dead Ugly Recording Studio in Portland, Oregon, mixed by Princess Ugly and MIDICANCER, and mastered by Kevin Nettleingham in Vancouver, Washington.

Princess Ugly consists of J. Christopher-Rome (lyrics/vocals) and Christopher Moncrieffe (music/instruments), with additional vocals by Cat Powell-Hoffmann. Princess Ugly formed in 2004 as a recording side-project for J. Christopher-Rome. In 2006, Princess Ugly released their first album, “We Knew It Was Perfect.” Later describing it as an identity crisis of an album, it was deleted from the catalog and re-released as an EP with a new tracklist that fit more with their subsequent albums.

In 2008, multi-instrumentalist Christopher Moncrieffe teamed up with J. Christopher-Rome to become the definitive line-up under the Princess Ugly moniker, and together they released Princess Ugly’s second album, “The Past, One Second at a Time”, in 2010 followed in 2012 by “It Should Be Clear By Now”. In 2021 the duo released the vampire-themed single “Hunger” and a cover of Tones on Tail’s classic “Go!”.

Here’s the video for the new single.

You can also download the track from Bandcamp.

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Bernard Van Isacker is the Chief Editor of Side-Line Magazine. With a career spanning more than two decades, Van Isacker has established himself as a respected figure in the darkwave scene.

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