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Memorist release new single Kijo

The band released a new video through Rock Sound and Dreambound

UK, London, 7th October 2021

MEMORIST – so named due to frontman Jon’s inability to forget – are a six-piece alternative metal outfit that craft powerful emotional journeys for the listener, through Jon’s personal experiences and perceived injustices. Layered in satisfying atmospheric textures and driving choruses, MEMORIST are experts in creating tension only to explode into a salvo of memorable melodies and lyrics to identify with. Influenced by the likes of Deftones, Northlane and Hans Zimmer, and having already garnered a wealth of recognition from fans, industry and contemporaries alike, MEMORIST have enjoyed the position of “Featured Artist of the Week” on Alex Baker’s Fresh Blood show on Kerrang! Radio along with numerous plays of their six initial singles by the presenter. The band have featured on live streams from Tesseract’s Dan Tompkins and Fit For a King’s Ryan Kirby and have over 1.7 million combined YouTube views across their five music videos, and approximately 2 million streams on Spotify alone (with a monthly listenership of over 100,000 active fans). The band have recently also joined Echelon Talent for UK/EU bookings, joining As Everything Unfolds, Death Blooms and many more.
MEMORIST recently announced signing to upcoming UK based label Year Of The Rat Records and released the singles ‘The Empiric’, ‘Second Sequence’ and ‘Slither’. The band have since landed coverage with the likes of Rock Sound, Rolling Stone, Metal Injection, BBC, Kerrang TV, Kerrang Radio, Sirius XM Octane, Lambgoat, Dreambound, Heavy Mag, KnotFest, Idobi Radio, Total Rock Radio, Distortion Radio, Loudwire, and many other respected publications. The band have also landed a plethora of official playlisting with Spotify, Deezer, Apple Music, Amazon Music, Pandora, Tidal and more over the cycle so far. ‘Kijo’ is the final single the band will release on the 8th October, ahead of the EP release ‘ONI//KIJO’ on the 12th November 2021. Pre-orders for the EP are linked below. 
Speaking about ‘Kijo’ vocalist Jon says – “Kijo” is probably the most similar in style to our original three singles as you can get on the EP, “ONI//KIJO”. It is a chorus-driven song, with soaring vocals and open instrumentals. Another song that was started purely as a “band” song, “Kijo” received a late injection of electronic elements from Crayg (synths) which really brought the finished piece together. There are elements of 80s influence in this song, as well as post-rock and ambient electronica, and it is another song that surprised us all immensely once it was finished. The video for this song is also a bit of a nostalgic nod to our original three singles, as it was filmed in the same place as our very first photo shoot and was entirely DIY, just like our original two videos. Lyrically, it plots the final point on a journey through the EP which explores some challenging themes throughout a relationship breakdown and the resulting emotional wreckage; it ponders “what happens next” after all this has been experienced and dealt with, and leaves a stepping off point at the very end for the next cycle of songs.”
Memorist – Kijo (Video) –
Memorist – Kijo – Pre-save –
ONI // KIJO pre orders and Merch –
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