The Quietus very in-depth interview where they say it’s one of the albums of the year

‘So far so standard. But the thing about Dark Matter Dark Energy – which is out on Cherry Red now – is that it’s a great LP. It should be shouted from the rooftops that it is much better than a Membranes LP in 2015 has any right to be. But also it should be shouted that it’s much better than the vast majority of post punk, underground, noise rock albums I’ve heard this year and that’s regardless of how old the groups are or whether they’ve been away for any amount of time or not.’

Incendiary website review of the album
‘There have been some brilliant and breathtaking “guitar records” this year. And this is one of them. Maybe, in terms of sheer breadth of ambition, courage, and devil-take-the-hindmost intelligence, this is the best one’

Narc website review of the album
5/5…a brilliant return


Drowned In Sound website review of the Membranes album

‘9/10 – very special album’

Gigslutz website album review

‘An eclectic brew of styles (Killing Joke’s anti-structural rage, Hawkwind’s transcendental odes) comprise this outstanding return from the band. Dark Matter/Dark Energy could be a companion piece to The Pop Group’s new album, proving once more that the oldies are the goodies.’

Sic website review of Membranes album
‘This album mesmerizes because it manages to eek out a space so few bands dare to try and reach. Much like the universe it attempts to describe, the band has created an artistic statement that feels something akin to having observed a galactic event. When all is said and done this is a thrilling record that is visionary in scope and something the music literati will be poring over for decades to come.’

 

Buzzinmusic website review of the Membranes album
‘album of the year’

Gigslutz album review

“An eclectic brew of styles (Killing Joke’s anti-structural rage, Hawkwind’s transcendental odes) comprise this outstanding return from the band.”

 

Subba Kulcha website review of Membranes album

‘That is what is so extraordinary about this album. As you journey though the tracks you are taken through a musical ride that is like no other. Raw in places, perfectly produced in others. It’s full of surprises that make this an album that will be played over and over again.’

Backseatmafia website review of the album
9.8/10 … Dark Matter / Dark Energy’ is easily a contender for album of the year….’

Isolation website review of the album here (scroll down for review)

‘What The Membranes have achieved here (and to us they will always be ‘The’ Membranes) is something little short of remarkable.’

Louderthanwar website review of the album 
‘9/10  ‘a magnificent, sprawling, varied, epic album’

The Quietus website review of the album

‘a fabulously infernal racket is life-affirming stuff’

This Is Not A Scene album review

Great 8/10 review

‘The Membranes have returned to the studio to produce an album which is broad in scope, expansive and full of possibilities, a bit like the universe itself.’

Soundlab website review of the album
‘8/10 … Be frightened if you may, but this is an album that demands attention to its whole’

Punkonline website review of Membranes album
‘Brilliant…The mix of slow and fast or melancholy and blow your ears out is perfect throughout…’

Black Veil Gothic website review of Membranes album
‘A very different and addictive album ‘

Get Into This website review of Membranes single
The track is dark yet epic, starting with some soft vocals from John Robb and growing with layer upon layer of guitar, droning and building fantastically to a frenetic and explosive finish.

Mancunian Ways website review of the album
‘well worth the wait’

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