Noisia Release Outer Edges Album Early Due to Leak Online
Noisia have announced they’ve had to bring the release of their highly anticipated new album forward due to it being leaked online.
Finding out at the most inopportune time, the trio received news of the leak just minutes before they were due to unveil their mind-blowing Outer Edges audio visual show for the first time at Let It Roll Festival on Friday.
The trio released an official statement on their website and social media explaining the situation:
Friday night, while we were in the final minutes of setting up the stage for our first ever Outer Edges show, we received the news that our album had been leaked. We think you can imagine how bad we felt at that moment :'(
We realise it’s 2016, and things like these happen all the time. Still, it’s quite a setback. All the plans we’ve made have to be scrapped and replaced by something less ideal, because we have to react to this unfortunate situation.
So far in releasing this album, we’ve made a conscious effort to make every track that’s available somewhere, available everywhere. If you pre-ordered the album on Itunes or our webstore, you received the new track the same day it was first premiered on Soundcloud. We believe that users of all platforms should be able to listen to our music pretty much the minute it’s available anywhere else. In this philosophy, the availability of our whole album on illegal download sites means that we have to make it available on all platforms.
So here’s our reaction:
We have immediately changed all our previous plans and made the whole album available to buy on our web store right now. All other digital platforms will follow this Friday August 5th, that was the quickest date we could manage. The physical products (Vinyl/CD/Merch) are still in production so their release date will remain September 16th.
Even though we are unhappy about this leak, we’re still really happy with the music. We really hope you will enjoy it as much as we’ve enjoyed making it.
Thijs, Martijn, Nik
PS. Thanks to whoever leaked our album, next time please do it after the album is out, maybe we can coordinate? Oh wait, that wouldn’t really be leaking… And besides, we don’t negotiate with terror..leaking persons. No, instead we will fold, and adjust our entire strategy. Take that! We hope you get stung by a lot of mosquitoes this summer, and maybe also next summer.”
The 18-track album is their first in six years and was originally scheduled for release on 16th September, although it’s now available to purchase via their webstore, with other digital formats following suit this Friday.
Forward-thinking, boundary-pushing music at its finest, some fans will no doubt be glad the release date came a little earlier than expected, but one can’t help but feel for the trio and their entire team. Here’s to the culprit having to endure multiple mosquito bites…
Outer Edges is out now on Vision Recordings. Get it here.