Dutch electronic music trio, Noisia, have this week been forced to rush release their new album, ‘Outer Edges’, after it leaked and appeared online last Friday night. The band were made aware ten minutes before they unveiled their debut ‘Outer Edges’ audio visual show at the Czech Republic’s Let It Roll festival (watch the recap video below). The earliest opportunity to make ‘Outer Edges’ available on all DSPs and streaming services was today, Friday 5 August. The 18-track album is their first in six years and was originally scheduled for release on 16 September.
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 web store,
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 immediately changed all our previous plans and made the whole album available to buy on our web store right now. https://store.visionrecordings.nl/ All other digital platforms will follow from today, that was the quickest date we could manage. The physical products (Vinyl/CD/Merch) are still in production so their release date will remain 16 September.
“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.”