The Athens, GA skuzzed scrap pop duo Eureka California are coming over to the UK for their second tour this November. The band are supporting their second album Crunch on HHBTM Records.
6th - Halifax @ Puzzle Hall w/ Hobbes Fanclub
7th - Liverpool @ 81 Renshaw w/ Good Grief, & Norweb
8th - Scarborough @ Cellars w/ City Yelps, & Tallboy
9th - Bristol @ Cafe Kino w/ Personal Best, & Two White Cranes
10th - Cardiff @ Buffalo Bar w/ Nuclear Lullaby
11th - Manchester @ Guilty by Association w/ Amida
12th - Sheffield @ Audacious Artspace w/ Cowtown
13th - London @ Buffalo Bar w/ Skinny Girl Diet, & Radstewart
14th - Brighton @ the Hope w/ Skinny Girl Diet, Girlpool, Witching Waves
15th - Nottingham @ the Chameleon w/ Tigercats, Dignan Porch, & Witching Waves
Chunklet have done gone and done a EP from that Survival Knife band. Here is what they say about it: "Olympia's Survival Knife started out with a whalloping one-two punch of singles on Kill Rock Stars and Sub Pop last year which any/all discerning record buyer purchased. Hot off the heels of their blistering full length (Loose Power on Issac Brock's Glacial Pace label) earlier this year, Survival Knife are back with a new release (Survivalized) just in time for their first east coast tour. Survival Knife's sound embodies the fierce guitar work of Justin Trosper and Brandt Sandeno (both from the legendary Unwound) along with the husband/wife team of Kris and Meg Cunningham. Think Greg Ginn. Think John Reis. Think guitar rock. Plain and simple. "Thud of the Jackboot" bursts open five songs of unparalleled whoopass. Guitar rock in 2014. Admit it. You want it back. Now it's time for Chunklet to have a piece of Survival Knife's raw sturm und drang. Gorgeous front cover artwork by renowned sci-fi illustrator Trevor Claxton."
Hey! Who remembers Reiziger? Probably not you! But they're good! They sound(ed?) like a Belgian Van Pelt and did a split 12" with Bob Tilton and stuff. Here are where they are at and when:
30/10 - The Victoria, Dalston w/ Paper Doll House and Dead Days Beyond Help
31/10 - Wharf Chambers, Leeds w/ Smaris, Dominique Manu, Modern Love and Commiserations
01/11 - West Track Studios, Canterbury w/ Pax Indigo, Kind Eyes and Kinshot
Good news for people who like horrible, brain-battering rock music: Norse (rock) gods Årabrot and Portland smashers Rabbits are playing a slew of dates across Europe this month and next. If you dig the likes of Unsane, Cherubs and the Melvins you really should be all over this, capiche?
14/10 - Maguires Pizza Bar - Liverpool, UK
15/10 - Star & Garter - Manchester, UK w/ Bastard Of The Skies
16/10 - 13th Note - Glasgow, UK w/ Clocked Out, Holy Motors
17/10 - The Windmill - London, UK w/ Meadows, Ghold and MoE
18/10 - Green Room Store - Brighton, UK
19/10 - The Pits - Kortrijk, BE
20/10 - La Zone - Liège, BE w/ Minot
21/10 - Terminus - Rennes, FR
22/10 - Le Parvis De Bagnolet - Paris, FR w/ Missfist
23/10 - Mogambo - Pasaia, ES
24/10 - Sentinel Rock Club - Erandio, ES
25/10 - TBA - EH/Berriz, ES
26/10 - Antiguos Almacenes de La Mina - La Gándara, ES
27/10 - A Reserva - Carballo, ES
28/10 - Stairway Club - Cascais, PT
29/10 - TBA - Madrid/Salamanca, ES
30/10 - Ibu Hots - Gasteiz, ES
31/10 - TBA - Madrid/Zaragoza, ES
01/11- Orbeko Etxea - Laudio, ES
02/11 - Ceferino - Barcelona, ES
Aussie grind/powerviolence mob Rort have a CD out via RSR. Says the label: "crushing guitars, neck-breaking blast beats, menacing vocals and unrelenting hardcore violence. Get ready to be punished by the Melbourne bulldozing onslaught that is Rort." It also includes the stuff from the band's 'Live At Black Goat' cassette as bunce.
The second LP from grinding metallic hardcore act Nesseria comes out via Throatruiner Records on November 15th. Pre-orders are up now. Ten tracks, lots of hate.
MODERN LOVE are coming over from Oslo for a few shows at the end of this month:
30th October - Power Lunches, London
31st October - Wharf Chambers, Leeds
1st November (matinee) - Audacious Space, Sheffield
1st November (evening) - JT Soar, Nottingham
MODERN LOVE take in influences from many corners of punk - UK anarcho (ZOUNDS, THE MOB, POISON GIRLS), DC Revolution Summer (EMBRACE, IGNITION), classic Oslo Blitz hardcore (SO MUCH HATE, KAFKA PROSESS, LIFE... BUT HOW TO LIVE IT?), San Diego in the 90s (SWING KIDS, HEROIN, CLIKATAT IKATOWI) and various post-punk (MAGAZINE, KJØTT, WIRE). Oslo's Lilla Himmel label released their raging Small Stone 7" EP earlier this year.