23 Jan 2017

Listen to 'Bodies for Money' by GNOD

As reported on the previous post – Gnod have revealed a track from their forthcoming new album 'Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine' and you can listen to the great 'Bodies for Money' above.

And you can preorder on ltd splatter vinyl here: Bandcamp


Introducing new GNOD album – Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine

We are excited to announce that GNOD have the new album 'Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine' released on 31 March.

You can listen to the track 'Bodies for Money' exclusively via Vice here: Noisey

You can preorder the album on ltd Red & Black Splatter (Rocket shop/band merch exclusive) here Rocket Recordings.

Or preorder digitally here: iTunes

The album will also be available on a ltd red vinyl at selected indie stores

The press release reads:

As we embark on a new year more characterised by fear and uncertainty than hope and optimism, a chronic shortage of dissent can be detected in the artistic community amidst a harrowing socio-political climate. Yet  the Salford-based collective Gnod have wasted little time in kicking against the doom and disquiet with everything at their disposal. 

“It seems like we are heading towards even more unsettling times in the near future than we are in at present.” reckons Chris Haslam of Gnod. “2016 is just the beginning of what I see as the establishment’s systematic destruction of liberalism and equality as a reaction to the general public’s loss of faith in their system”

Charged by this outlook, Gnod's new album, ' Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine’ represents a hitherto uncharted level of antagonism and adversarial force for the band - an artistic statement as righteous, fervent and direct as its title. which far from being an echo of an anarcho spirit of yore, denotes a record firmly entrenched in the psychic terrain of 2017. 

“On the surface it could almost seem like there's no political art movement out there to oppose what's happening, but there is -  we know there is” adds the band’s Paddy Shine. “Maybe that movement is struggling to find its voice as a cohesive whole right now but that will change. It has to change.”

Fuelled by their militant drive and unyielding ardour, ‘Just Say No…’ refracts Gnod’s harsh and repetitive riff-driven rancour through a psychotropic haze of dubbed-out abstraction, with Paddy’s incendiary vocal delivery to the fore. ,‘Just SayNo…sounds like a record only Gnod could make - a band fiercely independent, never comfortable in one place artistically for any duration of time, always with their co-ordinates set on uncharted territory and the next challenge ahead, and delivering a monument of ire and iconoclasm.


21 Jan 2017

Gnod on NTS tomorow

Tune into NTS tomorrow (Sunday) at 3pm to hear Pady from Gnod play you some music.

Listen here:


20 Jan 2017

More reviews come in for Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Feed The Rats

The reviews are coming in thick and fast – here is what we have had so far (this will be updated as more come in)

Echoes and Dust


The Quietus

Loud and Quiet

Birthday Cake Breakfast

Gods in the TV

Outlaws of the Sun


Psych Insight


The Quietus reviews Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Feed the Rats

It reads:

The pig has several connotations. Most civilisations and cultures have seen them as arbiters of fertility, virility, strength and abundance. The Buddhist tradition swings the other way, seeing the pig as ignorant, illusory, greedy, lustful. Other religions see them as unclean. Then there is the Celtic fable of Manannan, who owned a herd of pigs that never dwindled – they were forever replenishing their numbers.

I could go on. The point is that the pig is multifaceted and almost indefinable – a shifting construct for people to hang their hopes and fears on. It is also a heave bag of flesh that wallows in mud and shit all day until taken to the slaughterhouse. A myriad of strong, indelible, contradictory images, fit for a Newcastle heavy psych band that can’t reign in their swine (although they have reined in members of likeminded noisemongers Khunnt and Blown Out). And to predictably muddy the waters further, they bring another animal into the mix, one with even stronger connotations – but much clearer in intent...

Read the rest here: The Quietus



Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs album Feed the Rats released today

Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs Pigs – Feed the Rats hits the shops today...so do yourselves a favour, go and get yourself a copy of the ltd blood red or black vinyl in delux diecut sleeve!!

Then go and see the band play this weekend when they play three shows to celebrate the release:

Fri 20th - St Dominics, Newcastle (UK)
Sat 21st - The Lexington, London (UK)
Sun 22nd - Soup Kitchen, Manchester (UK)

Wed 1st - Vera, Gronigen (NL)
Thu 2nd - Cafe Charlatan, Gent (BE)
Fri 3rd - Le 3 Pièces, Rouen (FR)
Sat 4th - Petit Bain, Paris (FR)
Sun 5th - Grrrnd Zero, Lyon (FR)
Mon 6th - L'Usine, Geneva (CH)

Sun 30th - Desert Fest, London (UK)

Watch video for single 'Sweet Relief' here: