After a dormant period of time due to some line-up changes, French post-hardcore/noise-rock group Watertank finally completed the work on their third full album and follow up to their 2015’s sophomore album Destination Unknown. The track Ejector Side,
Titled Silent Running, this new album is set for release on September 4th and sees Watertank incorporating other influences like shoegaze and post-rock into their trademark post-hardcore sound, partially thanks to the involvement of the new members in the writing process. Guitarist, singer and main songwriter Thomas Boutet always revealed an extraordinary ability to balance grand melodies with big riffs and throaty vocals and this new effort is no exception, showcasing a more refined batch of songs that will surely dazzle fans of Torche, Helmet and Quicksand.
After years of partial activity through constant line-up moves, Watertank put the final touch to their 3rd record in the summer of 2019. Named Silent Running and the album refers to the idea of evolving behind the scenes, working unexposed. Romain Donet from the punk hardcore band Chaviré joined Watertank during the recording process, and Willy Étié (Weak) is now performing bass duties for (let’s hope) many shows to come. The track Suffogaze,
Because of those personnel changes, this new batch of songs is sounding more rockish than before, but still loud. Extending their Post-Hardcore roots with a blend of influences from Alternative-Rock to Shoegaze. Lyrically openhearted yet a bit cryptic, a theme emerges throughout the record, inspired by the front cover glass-tardigrade survival features and resilience, but still about to implode, fitting the band ultimately.