Star Trek icon William Shatner has revealed himself to be the unlikeliest of Death Grips fans, after posting the hip hop duo’s lyrics on Twitter.
Shatner, best known for his role as Star Trek’s Captain James T.Kirk, revealed his love when responding to a tweet from Minecraft creator Markus Persson.
“Just found out about Death Grips. Neat! I’d link, but they’re experimental teetering on uncomfortable, so listener/viewer discretion advised. How did I not know about them until now”, Persson initially wrote.
Responding with the lyrics to 2012’s ‘No Love’, Shatner wrote: “On and on it’s beyond insane… Madness, chaos in the brain.”
Death Grips, meanwhile, have shared another in-the-studio photo, this time confirming that they’re working with Tool‘s bassist on their new album.
Posting a photo on Facebook, the duo wrote: “Working on the new album with Justin Chancelllor”.
Death Grips were last seen on UK shores for Field Day festival 2017. In NME‘s review of the day, we wrote: “Nothing yet has quite prepared Field Day for the arrival of Sacramento noise architects Death Grips, who soundcheck over at the Crack stage with 2011’s ‘Guillotine’ and make everyone go nuts. They leave briefly, to a deadly silence, before returning and blasting out an hour of their trademark brutalist hip-hop
Death Grips’ last record was the surprise-released ‘Bottomless Pit’, back in 2016.