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Viet Cong share "Silhouettes", a new track from their upcoming eponymous debut

06 January 2015, 11:46 | Written by Laurence Day

Viet Cong are streaming a new track called "Silhouettes" ahead of both their upcoming UK tour and their first-ever album.

Formed from the ashes of revered outfit Women, Calgary-based Viet Cong impressed us late last year with "Continental Shelf", which grabbed a spot on our Best Fit Fifty Most Essential Tracks Of 2014 list.

"Silhouettes" is a blistering kraut-punk tirade, with jagged axes and '80s synths bombarding the senses. There's a Joy Division-y weight in the emotive noises, but Nick Cave-isms and Arcade Fire expansiveness can also be gleaned. Really it only sounds like one thing: Viet Cong.

Viet Cong will release their self-titled full-length via Jagjaguwar on 19 January.

Stream "Silhouettes" below. You can find their upcoming UK tour dates after.


5 - Manchester, Deaf Institute
6 - Glasgow, Broadcast
7 - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club
8 - Brighton, Green Door Store

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