Container to release debut EP on Richard Fearless’ Drone imprint


Container, real name Ren Schofield, has announced a new EP ‘Creamer’ for Richard Fearless’ Drone imprint.

Set for release on 27th August the four-tracker builds on Schofield’s sonic work in the realms of distorted and frenetic noise, rhythmic electronics and lo-fi techno. A press release warns “the vanilla and faint-of-heart may find this record intimidating” but there’s method in the madness; the driving beats and blistering sounds are finely tuned and carefully crafted.

Speaking about the record and the title track, which were stimulated by creative frustration during lockdown, Schofield explains that: “I found myself without a place to work on music like I’d used to, and also a lack of time to work on it since I’d now started working a regular job after having all foreseeable live shows cancelled… and so the song went unfinished. Months of creative frustration followed until after a bit of bouncing around between studios and a jarring run-in with law enforcement I was able to locate a permanent space just two minutes from my house and finally get settled and start working on things properly again. The four tracks on this EP are the immediate result of that, of spending a long stretch of time pent-up musically and then finally being granted a release.”

Coming from a background of drumming, Container’s output sits somewhere at the intersection of electronic, punk and rock, and has seen him grace clubs, basements, festivals and gigs, supporting acts like Daughters, Danny Brown and Zola Jesus. His creations, five LPs and four EPs, have been released via labels like Morphine, Alter and Editions Mego offshoot Spectrum Spools.

Watch the video for title track ‘Creamer’.

Pre-order via Bandcamp and Kompakt.