Dragged Up Are “High On Ripple” On New Album

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Following on from their debut mini-album, D/U, the Hex Domestic EP and paranoiac disco single Missing Person, Glasgow’s Dragged Up have today released their second album, High On Ripple, which is now available via digital outlets as well as on cassette through Cruel Nature Records and on limited edition CD courtesy of Rare Vitamin Records. Drawing its title from the teenage trash-talk of Martin Scorsese‘s 1974 movie Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore, High On Ripple sees Dragged Up expanding on the lo-fi garage scuzz of their debut with a mix of Sabbath-esque doom, ethereal spoken word and deconstructed glam-punk.

The album’s cover painting and linocut, that was created by the band’s own Eva Gnatiuk and inspired by the work of Japanese woodcut artists such as Hiroshige II, works in tandem with closing track, Third Level, which juxtaposes mythological imagery against Western culture’s disharmony with nature. High On Ripple was recorded by Robbie Wilson (The Kundalini Genie) and Chris Geddes (Belle & Sebastian), mixed by Tommy Duffin (The Cosmic Dead / Headless Kross) and mastered by Sam Smith at Glasgow’s Green Door Studio.