Six years of planning gone down the drain – sort of.
Noisia‘s latest album Outer Edges is the trio’s first in six years. It has been highly anticipated by critics and fans alike, and the group did dedicate a lot of time to meticulous plans on how to best roll out the release. There were pre-orders, singles, videos, all sorts of fun stuff planned for Outer Edges’ big day on Sept. 16. The electronic outfit was super pumped as they set out to unveil a brand-new “audio-visual experience” as part of its Outer Edges Tour, and then disaster struck.
An official statement from Noisia:
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 webstore right now. https://store. 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.
Damn, that smarts, but if there’s any silver lining, Outer Edges is totally divine crunchy mayhem. It’s jarring, disjointed, and funky. It’s full of exciting percussion and room-shaking bass. It’s dark and heavy and full of sludge. It’s exactly what Noisia fans have been waiting for, and if they have to hear it even sooner, well on some level, the fans win. Check the full Outer Edges Tour dates as they’ve been announced so far below.
Outer Edges Tour Dates
16-08-2016 Sziget Festival Hungary
19-08-2016 Pukkelpop Festival Belgium
21-08-2016 Lowlands Festival The Netherlands
27-08-2016 SW4 Festival United Kingdom
02-09-2016 Outlook Festival Croatia
21-10-2016 Melkweg/ADE The Netherlands
More dates to be announced