Alternative Metal Solo Project International Furlough Release Two Scathing New Singles
Denver-based Alternative Metal Solo Project International Furlough have announced the release of two scathing new singles, “Blind in one Eye” and “Down on the Pharm”, out on streaming services March 25th. Both tracks are characterized by heavy lyrical themes, snarling melodic vocals, relentless, de-tuned guitar riffage and pummeling, groove-heavy beats. International Furlough is the musical alias and voice box of multi-instrumentalist and cathartic lyricist Ian Luddy, who enlisted the support of Ryan Elwood on drums for these recordings. Both tracks were produced by Jeff Kanan with The Keep Recording.
Ian shares his thoughts on the musical and thematic ground birthing the new singles. “Blind in one Eye and Down on the Pharm speak for themselves in terms of subject matter. Lyrics were inspired by a crippling dependence and strong discontentment. With the instrumental sections matching the heaviness of the lyrical themes, the end result is an engulfment in down tuned distortion, thick bass lines, and heavy drum beats that mirror the heaviness of the lyrics they support.”
Uncensored and holding back nothing, International Furlough is content making an unholy racket to exorcise his inner discontent. Fans of CKY, Helmet, Tool and early Smashing Pumpkins should enjoy this hard-edged new release. A new album is currently in the works.
Stream “Down on the Pharm” on Spotify.
Stream “Blind in one Eye” on Spotify.