KILL THE THRILL are France’s most enigmatic post-punk & industrial band, creating music as far back as 1989. They’ve had a few lineup changes over the years – but long-standing members Marylin Tognolli & Nicolas Dick have been creating atmospheric & bleak sonic landscaped with poignant lyricism ever since the band’s genesis.
Now, they are back with ‘Autophagie’, an album which immerses the listener into a realm of abrasive and hypnotic artistry. The title track is presented with a cacophony of turbulent, noisy soundscapes – with mesmerizing vocal lines delivered by Nicolas Dick at a frenzied pace.
The accompanying video for “Autophagie” is presented by Kill The Thrill as a hypnotic, almost post-apocalyptic selection of monochrome imagery.
Watch the video for “Autophagie” below:
‘Autophagie’ comes out January 26, 2024 on Season of Mist.
Here’s what Kill The Thrill had to say about their first single “Autophagie”:
“We had this thread of autophagy running through the album, the principle of which is to enable adaptation and survival, because this cannibalistic process is triggered in conditions of stress or impoverishment. It’s at the point of metamorphosis, of regeneration, and it’s an unavoidable evil if there’s to be a revival. The images in the clip resonate with autophagy through the prism of a violent distortion of the things transmitted, but also of our own strangeness, and of us humans, who contemplate them fascinated, imagining ourselves to be in control of everything, until we forget where we came from.
The clip is conceived as a ghostly journey, a tale in 2 parts, a visual trance that plunges us into the heart of darkness with a strong sense of hyper-acceleration in time. The flashes of white and areas of grey provide clues, and conjure up powerful images of life on earth. A civilization that has taken care of its space by forging artisanal tools, but whose desire to delimit and control everything, and its need to consume more and more, has transformed this artisanal knowledge into an instrument of mass degradation.”