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Torche on tour

added by Alex Deller on Friday September 20 2019 in Gigs

Torche arrive on our blighted isle this December, in support of their rather spiffy 'Admission' LP. Here are the dates and venues:

03/12 - New Cross Inn, London

04/12 - Green Door Store, Bristol

06/12 - Factory, Manchester

07/12 - Stereo, Glasgow

08/12 - Zanzibar, Liverpool

09/12 - Bodega, Nottingham

10/12 - Mama Roux. Birmingham

11/12 - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

12/12 - Underground, Stoke

13/12 - The Palm House, Belfast

14/12 - The Grand Social. Dublin

link: torche.bandcamp.com/album/admission

Pious Faults 'Old Thread' reissue

added by Alex Deller on Friday September 20 2019 in Reissues

Pious Faults' 'Old Thread' LP is a bloody brilliant slice of hardcore gone post-punk, and I keep meaning to review it. In the time since I bought my copy from Penultimate Press it has evidently sold out, so they've pressed up a different batch with different covers. Check it out!

link: penultimatepress.com

Frogskin / Taser split LP on the way

added by Alex Deller on Friday September 13 2019 in New Releases

A double whammy of Finnish hate is on the horizon: a split LP featuring the doom sluggers Frogskin and sludge-blasted noise-rock upstarts Taser. The labels involved are Iron Coffin, Penny Whistles And Moon Pies, Gate Of Deliria and Rämekuukkeli.

link: tasersludge.bandcamp.com

Planes Mistaken For Stars on tour

added by Alex Deller on Monday September 9 2019 in Gigs

Planes Mistaken For Strs are playing some European dates alongside Wolves Like Us later in the year. Here's where and when:

01/12 @ Soup Kitchen, Manchester

02/12 @ The Exchange, Bristol

03/12 @ The Flapper. Birmingham

04/12 @ Rescue Rooms, Nottingham

05/12 @ G2, Glasgow

06/12 @ The Lounge, London

07/12 @ Den Eglantier, Antwerp, Belgium

08/12 @ Jubez, Karlsruhe, Germany

09/12 @ Menschenzoo, Hamburg, Germany

10/12 @ Cassiopeia, Berlin, Germany

11/12 @ MTC, Cologne, Germany

12/12 @ Vaterland, Oslo, Norway

link: planesmistakenforstars.bandcamp.com

Rodan - 'Hat Factory '93' LP

added by Alex Deller on Thursday September 5 2019 in Pre-orders

Cool news: an archival dig has unearthed some raw n' rowdy Rodan tapes. Quarterstick are releasing it, which means you can get it via Touch & Go. You can even order some fancypants limited-edition shite, if you can stomach the grotesque US postage costs. Here's some background bumf: "Newly discovered Rodan tapes have been pulled out of a secret time release vault in the floor of the Hat Factory in Baltimore, the studio where Rodan recorded early versions of the songs that would comprise 'Rusty'. These fluid, energetic prototypes ring out like raw power emerging from a cocoon in the ground, like the 25-year brood of a very rare, winged insect shaking off the soil and- finally, blessedly, flying right into your ear."

link: touchandgorecords.com

Lightning Bolt on tour

added by Alex Deller on Wednesday September 4 2019 in Gigs

Lightning Bolt are playing a handful of dates this side of the pond as part of a wider EU tour, in support of their upcoming 'Sonic Citadel' LP (out via Thrill Jockey Records on October 11). Here's where and when they'll be playing:

12/11 - London, The Underworld

13/11 - London, The Underworld

14/11 - Bristol, Trinity

15/11 - Leeds, Brudenell Social Club

16/11 - Glasgow, Studio Warehouse - SWG3

link: thrilljockey.com