Berlin-based electronic-rock duo Bullet Height, featuring Sammi Doll of IAMX and Jon Courtney of Pure Reason Revolution, are thrilled to announce their debut album, No Atonement, set for release on May 19, 2017 via Superball Music(Matt Skiba & The Sekrets, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead, Dredg, and more).
Including the band’s two previous singles, “Bastion” and “Hold Together,” the album features 10 tracks that fuse together industrialized electronica, dark avant-garde, heavy guitars, and heartbreakingly sweet melodies.
Bullet Height comments, “Making No Atonement was both a challenge and an adventure – there were highs and lows, battles and triumphs – but we came out intact. We’re extremely proud of the body of work and can’t wait to get it out there.”
A mini documentary exploring the group’s formation and their Berlin base can be seen here.
Break Our Hearts Down
Up To The Neck
About Bullet Height:
“I left London, moved to Berlin, rented a dirt cheap room in an old DDR building and started battering out the music that would go on to become Bullet Height,” says Jon Courtney, speaking about the dispersal of his former band Pure Reason Revolution. “I wanted to produce something darker and heavier than I’d ever created.”
“I left Los Angeles and moved to Berlin,” Sammi Doll explains. “It was to join IAMX on tour. But when the singer, Chris Corner fell ill, it was cancelled. Which was when I met Jon. Without a direction in a new city, recording this album granted me the headspace to channel a lot of personal demons into something simultaneously positive, dark and alluring.”
A recording contract with Superball Music (part of the Sony Music group of labels) followed suit and whilst putting the finishing touches to the album, Bullet Height began gigging to an enthusiastic Berlin underground.
“It’s been quite the journey since we’ve completed the album,” comments Sammi Doll. “Everything from the mixes to the forming the live element. It’s shaped into something much bigger than we both expected.” And Courtney concurs. “Now that we’re playing shows it all feels real. We’re excited at the prospect of expanding out from the Berlin scene and getting out there.”
Like the best of artists, fear is the only thing they fear. Free living and creating on their own terms is the fuel in both their tanks. Together they’ve reached Bullet Height. A product of ex-patriot London, set in dissident Berlin. Circa 2017.