The ambition of A Place To Bury Strangers was simple when the band was working on its first studio album, Exploding Head: ‘The original concept,’ recounts singer and guitarist Oliver Ackermann, ‘was to record the most off-the-wall record in history!’
This rock trio has been described by the press as ‘the loudest band in New York’. Consisting of Oliver Edward Ackermann (guitar and vocals), Dion Geoffrey Palmer (bass) and John Martin Fedowitz (drums), their influences include the Jesus and Mary Chain, who they opened for in 2007, and The Cure. Their talent has already attracted the attention of fans of post-punk industrial music and they have given several memorable performances as the support act for Nine Inch Nails and My Bloody Valentine.
After their first eponymous album, A Place to Bury Strangers are back with a record entitled
Exploding Head. The album features the tracks ‘In Your Heart’, ‘I Lived My Life To Stand In The Shadow of Your Heart’ and ‘Keep Slipping Away’.
On this album, released in 2010, the three Americans convey their conception of rock, squarely built around heavy basslines and metal rhythms.