Factory Floor are a London-based three-piece who I've previously highlighted as one of the most exciting acts on DFA at the moment and 'Fall Back' is the first single lifted from their album, due in March this year.
This new track picks up where 'Two Different Ways' left off, continuing their playfully energetic take on the Industrial sounds of the past. Starting with rapidly pulsating electronic bass the record builds towards an increasingly acute degree of cacophony. "Did you feel like you were... Going to... Fall... On the ground?" warped vocals enquire obliquely.
The scatter-gun percussion - full of rapid hi-hats and muted drum rolls - give 'Fall Back' its real swagger, offsetting the harsh synths with a little humanity. There's a hint of Krautrock running through the track's veins but ultimately it's what Industrial should be, mechanical and unforgiving, and the Krautrock influence only adds to that.
Over the eight-and-a-half-minute duration of the track Factory Floor unleash the kind of funkadelic-acid-drenched-mosh-pit that DFA have always done so well. How the band's experimental sound survives the transition to long-play format is a mystery still to be resolve, but right now let's just relish in it.