The Transitions – Dark Side Of The Sun
As if Al White wasn’t already busy with either Marching Orders or Razorcut, The Transitions formed in 2012. Delivering a killer mix of new wave and post-punk, Al and co. released a demo, EP and full-length album in respectively 2013, 2014 and 2015. And that was that, or so it seems – because late last year (2019) the band released a video for the brand new track “Dark Side Of The Sun” – which is now finally out on vinyl!
Self-released and limited to a measly 100 copies (so you know what to do), the single comes on black vinyl, is housed in a plain white, die-cut cardboard sleeve and brings us two, brand new songs – namely “Dark Side Of The Sun” and “Under The Blue Light” on its flipside.
If you never looked into The Transitions before, you have to know that the band’s music is quite different compared to Al’s aforementioned bands. Obviously its influences, from Warsaw to late Blitz and from Killing Joke to The Damned, are strikingly different – making sure The Transitions’ sound is colder, darker and more melancholic than any of Al’s other bands. Obviously this was already the case on The Transitions’ previous outings, but now – five years after the band’s last release – that sound is perfected on this 45, delivering their best work to date!
Sadly it’s only two songs, but let’s hope for more and that it won’t take another five years!