“You call it a sex cult but you won’t name names”Bas Jan‘s new art-punk gem “Sex Cult” feels as if you’re eavesdropping in on a philosophical argument about the demands of dating in the 21st Century. Our unknown finger-pointer tries to convince the recipient about “monogamy as a construct” and “polygamy is the natural way to be.”
Though the exchange strikes the listener as rather confrontational and intense, it’s all contextualized within Bas Jan’s smeared, soft-edged arrangements to a wry effect. The song is “a group composition inspired by Tom Tom Club and dating apps,” according to the band. “Sex Cult” offers another glimpse of Bas Jan’s upcoming album BABY U KNOW, which will be released on January 28 on Lost Map Records. You can preorder the album here.
FRI, FEB 25 @ COBALT STUDIOS, NEWCASTLE (w/ DANICA DARES) SAT, FEB 26 @ COBALT STUDIOS, NEWCASTLE [MORNING SHOW] MON, MAR 7 @ CAFE OTO, LONDON [BABY U KNOW ALBUM LAUNCH SHOW] THU, MAR 10 @ NORWICH ARTS CENTRE, NORWICH (w/ SEFO KANUTEH) FRI, MAR 11 @ THE HIVE, IPSWICH [MORNING SHOW] SUN, MAR 20 @ THE ROSE HILL ARTS CENTRE, BRIGHTON [AFTERNOON SHOW, DOORS 2.30PM] THU, APR 7 @ SOUTH STREET ARTS CENTRE, READING SAT, APR 9 @ THE CUBE, BRISTOL (w/ SLAPHEAP) SUN, APR 10 @ FLORENCE PARK COMMUNITY CENTRE, OXFORD (w/ ZAHRA HAJI FATH ALI TEHRANI) [AFTERNOON SHOW DOORS 2.30PM] THU, APR 14 @ THE TALLEYRAND, MANCHESTER FRI, APR 15 @ STEREO, GLASGOW (w/ SAVAGE MANSION)