19 Feb 2017
Louder than War reviews GNOD – Just Say No To The Psycho Right-Wing Capitalist Fascist Industrial Death Machine
The mighty GNOD deliver one of the first politically charged albums of the year. Ioan Humphreys takes a listen.
It is an obviously politically charged album and preview track Bodies for Money is no exception. This has got to be the first of many angry and noisy releases from bands in these depressing, divisional times, surely.
The mighty GNOD are back with their fantastically named new album JUST SAY NO TO THE PSYCHO RIGHT-WING CAPITALIST FASCIST INDUSTRIAL DEATH MACHINE, which is released on 31 March 2017 on Rocket Records
Bodies for money is reviewed here. Second track People has a slow build up and the otherworldly noises and excerpts of recording of discussions create a palpable tension. Once the screams of “People!” and “time is running out for people” the song takes on mechanical preachy sound reminiscent of Throbbing Gristles’ brutal Discipline.
The noise and insistent guitar riff feed the pounding drums and lead into a cacophonic wall of sound, samples and electronica...
Read the rest here: Louder than War
17 Feb 2017
You can see them at the following venues:
04/05 The Prince Albert, Brighton Tickets
05/05 The Full Moon, Cardiff Tickets
06/05 The Old England Pub, Bristol Tickets
11/05 The Maze, Nottingham Tickets
12/05 NICE N SLEAZY, Glasgow
13/05 Soup Kitchen, Manchester Tickets
17/05 The 100 Club, London Tickets
We are excited to announce that 'Julie's Haircut – Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon Twin' is released in all good record shops today.
The album has been picking up some amazing reviews which you can read on previous posts.
The first pressing of the LP comes as a ltd edition yellow vinyl.
The band have announced a series of Italian shows, followed by some shows in Northern Europe including a London show:
03.03 Bologna (IT) | Locomotiv Club
09.03 Milano (IT) | Biko
11.03 Arezzo (IT) | Karemaski
12.03 Padova (IT) | Mame
24.03 Torino (IT) | Spazio 211
31.03 Roma (IT) | Monk Club
01.04 Caserta (IT) | Smav
08.04 Firenze (IT) | Glue
29.04 Carpi (IT) | Mattatoio
06.05 Nuremberg (DE) | Z-Bar
09.05 Paris (FR) | Supersonic
10.05 London (UK) | London Fields Brewhouse Tickets
More shows are still to be announced for 2107.
16 Feb 2017
Sam Barton from Teeth of the Sea and Hirvikorari is putting his trumpet down for two weeks and is cycling from Lands End – John O’Groats on 13th-25th June 2017 – and he is looking for your help.
For all of my 20s and much of my 30s I’ve been your typical London-dwelling struggling punk/noise rock/jazz musician, getting by on low-paid work by day whilst making a racket in bands of varying quality/ambition by night. And whilst I’ve never totally fallen for the “road of excess” myth it’s fair to say that for most of that time my lifestyle and diet have not been those of an ascetic or athlete. Yet somehow the seemingly innocuous gateway drug of purchasing a bicycle years ago (to save money on public transport no less) has led me here, to the brink of undertaking a frankly insane physical challenge: 1000 miles self propelled from end-to-end across Britain in 12 days. How will I manage it? What will the views be like? What are people talking about in The Shires? And, most importantly of all, why the hell am I doing it in the first place? I will hopefully be keeping some sort of diary once the trip is underway so stay tuned to hear exactly how much pain I'm in.
If anyone wants to sponsor me in this endeavour I am raising money for UNICEF whose work protecting vulnerable children worldwide from war, famine, disease and oppression has never been more vital. You can donate here. DONATE
Deadline for fundraising is April 4th
Italian experimental outfit Julie's Haircut are currently in their twenty-third year of existence and can count Sonic Boom, Damo Suzuki and Philip Corner among those who've collaborated with them. So it's no surprise that seventh album – and first for Rocket Recordings – Invocation And Ritual Dance Of My Demon Twin is an aural cocktail that fuses jazz odysseys with fuzz pedal heavy psychedelia, shamanic mantras and haunting melodies.
It's been an eventful journey for the Emilia-based sextet since putting out debut Fever In The Funk House back in 1999. Then they were more of a conventional garage rock band, albeit with psychedelic rock nuances and the occasional dalliance in shoegaze. They've slowly graduated into sonic experimentalists whose ambitious nature at traversing boundaries and cross pollinating genres can only be applauded...
Read the rest here: DIS
Our good friend and 'Nothing is..,' comrade the mighty Cherrystones is supporting Josefin Öhrn + The Liberation on their forthcoming UK tour.
The tickets are selling well and we have been told that most are expected to sellout.
So if you don't have a ticket, get one sharpish!!
15 Feb 2017
Check out this series of amazing photos of Flowers Must Die from Copenhagen Psych Fest by Tom Gilmore/Foundwaves here: Flowers Must Die
You can preorder their new album Kompost on Ltd green vinyl here: Rocket Bandcamp