Ethereal Seattle sludge band, described as occupying the enigmatic abyss between groove-laden sludge, post-hardcore and psychedelic shoegaze, HE WHOSE OX IS GORED release their brand new “Paralyzer” seven-inch via Chain Letter Collective and the band’s own label Void Assault Records on June 16th 2017. Recorded by renowned producer Jack Endino (Soundgarden, Nirvana, L7, High On Fire, Zeke etc.) at Avast! Recording Studio (Soundgarden, Mudhoney, Earth, Supersuckers etc.), “Paralyzer” was … Continue reading Paralyser
An eagerly awaited gig. For a band that has been around for ten years plus, it is some what annoying to note that I have not seen them up until this point. The show, in Manchester’s “trendy” Northern Quarter, is the first date of a lengthy European tour supporting the recent album Nosebleed Weekend and forthcoming EP Parasite. The need for a pre-gig loosener in the … Continue reading 12th May 2017 – The Coathangers – Night and Day, Manchester
The Melvins, release the double album A Walk With Love & Death on July 7 via Ipecac Recordings here is a taster With A Walk With Love & Death, the trio of Buzz Osborne, Dale Crover and Steve McDonald showcase two distinct sides of the band’s music: Death, a proper Melvins’ release, and Love, the score to the Jesse Nieminen directed, self-produced short also titled A Walk With Love & Death. A release … Continue reading New Melvins album due soon
Legendary amplifier-worshipping trio Boris have announced the release of their twenty-third studio album, Dear, which is due out July 14th on Sargent House. Dear marks the band’s 25th year of existence and while the 10-track album is chockfull of early-Boris calling cards, the avant-garde mavens aren’t learning on old tricks, describing the album as “heavenly—far beyond heavy.” In anticipation Boris have shared the album’s first … Continue reading Boris announce new album “Dear”
Recorded March 22, 2015 at the Oorstof concert series, De Studio, Antwerp Featuring…. Dave Rempis alto, tenor saxophone Fred Lonberg-Holm cello, electronics Paal Nilssen-Love drums, percussion Released in 2017 via Dropa Disc 005 Two lengthy and freewheeling exercises in improvisation. At around twenty minutes each the listener is required to devote some time to this release. It’s jazz in punk metal mode with mostly high … Continue reading Low Level Stink
Full Of Hell have now shared a new video for the title track Trumpeting Ecstasy, taken from their forthcoming and previously trailed album of the same name (Profound Lore, 5th May). The quartet are widely known for their visceral fury but this track is bespoke in its sinister and jagged haunting nature, amplified by the presence of guest vocalist Nicole Dollanganger. The video is written, … Continue reading Maybe the people are waiting for trumpets?
If you really want to know about what is happening in the Manchester music scene, and I mean really happening, you need look no further than the video above, or the EP below. Rose, of Poppycock and Locean fame, stands very well on her own merits with band members Mark Corrin, Bob Clowrey, and Leonie Fox. There are some strong female voices on the Manc … Continue reading Rose and The Diamond Hand