Modern Technology

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“Modern Technology write ugly noise-rock songs about the nasty sights we see all around us at this dismal point of late-stage capitalism... the sound is so deliciously grubby, flea ridden and riff driven.” - The Quietus bit.ly/ModernTech-TheQuietus

“Modern Technology are the real deal: music that’s born out of compulsion, the urge to purge. It’s art. It’s raw, it’s visceral, it’s painful. And in expressing the agony of frustration, it’s perfect.”
- Aural Aggravation bit.ly/ModernTech-AuralAggro

“There’s an inescapably visceral pull to the music the like of which is all too rarely found... it’s like the first time I heard Nirvana, Sonic Youth or Fugazi – that same sense of danger mingled with excitement. This is a band that matters and whose music means something. 10/10”
- SonicAbuse bit.ly/ModernTech-SonicAbuse

“Their music conveys a sense of being thoroughly worn out with the trampling excesses of the modern world and just how pervasive the dangers in those excesses are. 5/5" - Captured Howls
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“Modern Technology have spawned an artful, remarkable and significant EP... an overwhelming piece of dismay. 9/10” - GBHBL
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Introducing the debut EP of London duo Modern Technology. All profits from the release will be shared between homeless charity Shelter and mental-health charity Mind.

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released January 7, 2019

Recorded, mixed and mastered at Bear Bites Horse Studio.
Photography by Owen Richards.
Artwork by Modern Technology.

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Modern Technology London, UK

Modern Technology are an East London two-piece. They formed through a shared frustration of the post-truth society and political unrest that is currently suffocating our global conscious. All profits from their debut release will be split between mental-health charity Mind and homeless charity Shelter. ... more

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Track Name: Modern Technology
Wires behave wires hide
Before the crash humanity died
You don’t complain and you don’t really mind it
All this waste falls from high
We just sit here minding our own business
We’re just shapes failed by design
Well it’s not like you like it
We’re just shapes failed in your eyes

Criticise, all that you know
Hide any sign of pain, in disguise
At least I’m trying, all that you know
Hide any sign of pain, in disguise

Well you don’t really understand it
Why we’re all failing here
It's not like you like it
Why we’re decaying here

With us
I was with you, our hearts in you

We’re just shapes failed by design
Well it’s not like you like it
We’re just shapes failed in your eyes

Well you don’t really understand it
Why we’re all failing here
It’s not like you like it
Why we’re all decaying here

Way down I go
Way down we go
Way down I go
Oh no, oh no
Track Name: Project Fear
You wanted freedom
So you put up a wall
To block out the light
To criticise
The ones next door

You wanted order
To assign to shapes
To live our lives
Hand to mouth
On a welfare state

You liar
We can’t afford to be you
You fix it

You wanted fear
Just to keep us indoors
Drugged to our eyes
Never criticise
What we’re taking it for

You wanted terror
Just to keep us in place
Too scared to travel
Too scared to talk
Too scared to hate

You liar, you fix it
Track Name: Select Retail
Hello it’s me again, your nosey neighbour
That taste of fear in your mouth
That prays for nasty weather
It hunts in silence, the hairs on your neck
They say it prescribes your act
Anxiety

I was, here

And sure you say relax, and smile whatever
A shell of skin and bones, that roams free
Prescribe to save us, there’s no one else here
But it only hides the fact
Anxiety

I was, here

Drink it down you need it
That sweet relief
One more can’t hurt?
Anxiety

Hello, it’s me again, that warming sweater
Who smiles in the face of foes
Whatever the weather

I was, here

Select retail, reject detail

Drink it down you need it
That sweet relief
It’s free, its fine, don’t complain
Whats real? Drink it down
Track Name: Toner
Blue Sky Thinking

Can you get me off of this wheel of life
To sit back and reflect and sleep at night
{Toner}
Grey faces surround my sight
Good employee too soft to bite
What could of been and what might
Lost in the glow of a tungsten light

High Interest credit cards, miss-sold ppi
Buy now pay later, no fix no fee
Make your house a home

Lifetime guarantee
Discount pharmaceuticals
Pay-day exclusives
24 hour, 18 hour, 12 hour sales
9 precious hours

Let us down, I need it
Net worth, I need it
Humanity, I need it
Comfort, I need it
Let us down, I need it

Live for the weekend

Can you get me off of this wheel of life
To sit back and reflect and sleep at night
Grey faces surround my sight
Good employee too soft to bite
What could of been and what might
Lost in the glow of a tungsten light
Toner
Track Name: Queue Jumper
You swipe right for love
And sign your social letter
The skin that fills the screen
Reliant

Your mask of fame
Invest your time better
Your outfit of the day
Reliant

It’s quick, it’s cheap
{We’re all asleep}

What a waste of time
What a wasted life
There’s more to this than you
The narcissist’s game

What’s worse
You were made for this
Swollen eyes
Staring to the abyss

What's worse
You encourage this
Swollen eyes
Staring to the abyss

Compliant / Breathe

Is this really how it’s meant to be
Clothing scars

Lost time forever, switching off

What’s worse you applaud this
Stolen minds
Scratching at the itch

What’s worse
You all sleep through this

Compliant / Breathe

Lost time, forever
Switching off
Touching, remember
Connection lost

Breathe
Track Name: Modern Detritus
What is this? Closing down
Capital risk
Nothing is left here
No outside
No one can live here
Jealous lives, empty words
Lock yourself inside here
Keep warm

Lives wasting away
Precious time lost here
Keep warm

What if we die here?
What have we done?
Send help down here
Keep warm

How could it, could it help?
Who does it, does it help?

Closing down, one by one one
Cleansing is nothing new
Keep warm

Excellent transport
In need of modernisation
Purpose-built residential
Derelict

No town, identity, feelings
Concrete, no remorse
Listen, no one can live here
One more? What’s it worth?

Relief, passion, glass ceilings
Empty life, no remorse
Send help, please down here
No more, human worth

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