Killing Joke drummer Big Paul Ferguson is set to release his debut solo album, Virtual Control, on June 25th via Cleopatra Records. In the meantime, he’s dropped the first single and video, “Extrapolate”. The song features a great post-punk hook built on layers of guitar and synth, and Ferguson’s dark vocals and lyrics. Watch and listen below.
“My reflections on the dichotomies, social and personal, of these times,” Ferguson explains. “How our lives are being affected by isolation coupled with the bombardment of conflicting information. Our trust in what is real and true being challenged on a daily basis.”
Virtual Control features ten new original tracks written with guitarist Mark Gemini Thwaite. It has guest appearances by Tim Skold (Marylin Manson) and Jurgen Engler (Die Krupps), and was mixed by Tom Delgaty. Virtual Control will be available digitally, on CD and on red vinyl. Order your preferred format here.
Ferguson co-founded Killing Joke with Jaz Coleman (vocals/keyboards), Geordie Walker (guitar) and Youth (bass) in 1979 in London. The band’s abrasive sound, and Ferguson’s tribal drumming have influenced, and continue to influence, countless bands.