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IT’S been a while since they enamoured The Craufurd Arms with their fusion of deep, dark, alt-twisted, mysterious noise.

But, like an early Crimbo gift, Our Man In The Bronze Age break their silence and return to the Wolverton venue this Saturday evening.

“We’ve spent the past four months or so writing new material,” guitarist Justin Hodges told City Nights.

“...Now it’s time to get the buzz going again.”

That buzz turned to a veritable hum earlier in the new year, with the release of their debut long-player Gallow Tree.

It switched them on to a lot of new people, and some clued-up industry types hopped on board their musical ride too.

The good news is that with the songwriting progressing, a new album is on the horizon.

Just don’t expect a quick turnaround.

“We’ll probably start recording again in the new year, but we’ll take our time and do it in stages.

“That’s how we worked it with Gallow Tree, and we were all really happy as a unit with how that turned out for us.”

Our Man are still having one last play with that last opus though – with the release of the single Jean – A Turn for the Worse.

A couple of weeks back the band recorded a video for the track at the Craufurd Arms, once again utilising the directing skills of Dan Gibling, and James Moser.

In January, Our Man will spread their atmospheric sounds in London and Wales, but this weekend, playing to the home crowd, it’ll be a blast in more ways than one, and a chance to draw a line under a tasty year.

“We’ll play through Gallow Tree and squeeze in a couple of new bits and bobs too – we’re just keen to get playing again,” Justin added.

Support is coming from Seven Hundredth Unicorn, a new name to the new city, but one with some familiar faces in the ranks.

Musically, they list Isis and Mastodon among their most favoured, but don’t expect a sound quite so insular.

Welsh mob Death of Her Money will support, joining Beanior for the ride.

Doors open at 7.30pm, and tickets are £6.