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R U N (Lochlan Watt, Mike Deslandes) release surprise debut EP

Australian heavy act R U N have released their surprise debut EP today called ‘For You Will Never Find Peace Within Your Quiet’.

Now streaming not only via audio, but also a fully-animated visual format. A physical product is also available for pre-order.

The project’s future-oriented nature means that this product does not need to contain any vinyl or CDs.

In order to streamline the process for all, and lessen the impact on the environment, it will be printed to the appropriate demand.

A duo composed of vocalist Lochlan Watt (host of triple j’s The Racket) and guitarist Mike Deslandes (YLVA/High Tension), R U N debuted their first single on 4/20 last month.

Then, they slyly unveiled one song at a time over the course of the past week, hinting of what was to come.

The sequence of release saw each track title build upon the previous one to slowly reveal the name of the record and complete the journey.

You can now watch the moving artwork of the record from start to finish thanks to the efforts of Patrick Galvin at Hollow Bones Studio.

A blend of extreme metal fury, hardcore accessibility and the heady contemplation of post-rock, the music ruminates on themes of suicide, heartache, fear, mental health, struggles with queerness and identity and, on top of it all, coming to terms with the life-threatening illness that is cancer.

For You Will Never Find Peace Within Your Quiet was produced and engineered by Mike Deslandes, mixed and mastered by Will Putney (Northlane/The Amity Affliction), with session drums provided by Joel Taylor (The Abandonment/Galaxy).

Artwork and animations are by Patrick Galvin (Architects/AB Original).

Watt said a physical version is available now for pre-order, but just not how you’ve come to expect it.

“With where R U N has landed, we feel as though we have been handed a once in a lifetime opportunity to try out new things above the unstable ground we all find ourselves now navigating.

“I cherish my old CD collection, and I love supporting my friends and bands I like by buying their records, but I also almost never listen to any music this way anymore.

“My means of consuming music on a day to day basis are purely digital, and being an independent, self-financed band that so far only exists on the internet, we don’t have to cling to dated technology or tradition for the sake of what is now a quite visibly broken system of capitalism.

“I’ve seen far too many CDs and LPs end up in bins during my time in the music industry – and I know the production of them is not exactly good for the planet.

“We want this music to leave behind a massive impact on your mind, not the environment.

“As such, the physical product for ‘For You Will Never Find Peace Within Your Quiet’ will slot perfectly into your existing 12” collection, yet you won’t be able to listen to it.

“You will, however, be able to open the folding cover to pore over Patrick Galvin’s incredible artwork, with high quality full sized prints of all five songs and their lyrics on the inside, while you listen to the record via your preferred digital service.

“It being a purely cardboard creation gives us a lot of flexibility, and the size of this first ‘pressing’ will be determined by the demand.

“We’re also cutting Patrick in on the financial side of things here, because we think he deserves it.

“So, the more of these we sell, the more money all three key artists involved will make.

“In these times especially, is consuming more plastic products really essential, or do we just want to be able to hold onto something special, and support the music that connects with us?

“This is an experiment and we welcome you to take part in it.”

For You Will Never Find Peace Within Your Quiet is out now

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