Pupil Slicer’s “Momentary Actuality” is a Devastating Aural Mood Swing
Pupil Slicer’s second album Blossom is a little less than a month out and we now have the band’s third and final pre-release single from it: “Momentary Actuality,” along with its accompanying music video.
The track kicks off with moody synths and piano, setting an uneasy atmosphere that’s waiting to burst. Pregnant with suspense, the dam finally breaks and Pupil Slicer are off to the races, delivering a swift blow to the jaw. Throughout the rest of the track, there are brief moments of vocal melody before it swings back in the opposite direction.
Speaking of the track itself, the band says it’s an important part of Blossom‘s overall story arch.
“‘Momentary Actuality’ serves as the starting point for the story of Blossom and also encapsulates a musical mission statement for the album, the song encompasses a broad range of styles that are found on the rest of Blossom.
“This song really showcases our progression as musicians on a technical as well as compositional level, with a lot of care taken to craft a very satisfying structure to the over-the-top riffs and breakdowns we’ve come to be known for.”
Blossom will be released on June 2 via Prosthetic Records, but you can preorder yourself a copy or presave it on your favorite streaming platform today.
Pupil Slicer, Blossom:
1. Glaring Dark of Night
2. Momentary Actuality
3. Departure in Solitude
4. Creating the Devil in Our Image
5. The Song at Creation’s End
6. No Temple
7. Terminal Lucidity
8. Language of the Stars
9. Dim Morning Light
In addition to their new album announcement, the band are also in the midst of an European tour with Boris. Check out the dates below.
“Heavy Rock Breakfast” tour
w/ Boris, Pupil Slicer
May 12, 2023 – Hafenklang – Hamburg, DE
May 13, 2023 – A Colossal Weekend – Denmark, DK
May 15, 2023 – Bla – Oslo, NO
May 16, 2023 – Bla – Oslo, NO
May 17, 2023 – Debaser – Stockholm, SE
Pupil Slicer live:
Apr. 22, 2023 – Roadburn Festival – Tilburg, NL
May 28, 2023 – Portals Festival – London, UK
June 9, 2023 – Download Festival – Donington Park, UK
June 10, 2023 – Mystic Festival – Gdansk, PL
Aug. 17-20, 2023 – Arctangent Festival – Bristol, UK