Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Unkle K's Bands of the Week

Thank you Dave S for this week's photo.

Lotus Thief
Wow, I’m really digging Lotus Thief’s blackish doomgaze. This band features members of Botanist (who I’ve been interested in for a while but their lo-fi black metal just does not click with me, which is a shame as the artwork is amazing). Anyway, this is a lot more accessible than Botanist, with only the drumming being similar. The melding of different styles really works for me, with only the quieter ambient interludes not really coming off.

Wild Rocket
Another bloody awesome Irish band. Along with Slomatics and War Iron, there are some great bands coming out of the Emerald Isle. Doomy space rock, but the vocalist sounds totally original with his kind of punky approach. It took me a few listens to get used to them but once they clicked with me I was hooked.

Playlist: Unkle K
1. The Kill - Kill Them...All
2. Graveyard - Hisingen Blues
3. Lotus Thief - Rervm
4. Wild Rocket - Geomagnetic Hallucinations
5. Internal Rot - Mental Hygiene

Playlist: lxp
1. Usnea - Random Cosmic Violence
2. Manhunt - S/T
3. Haapoja/Dephosphorus - Collaboration LP
4. The Kill - Kill Them...All
5. King Woman - Doubt
6. Los Saicos - Wild Teen-Punk from Peru 1965 (cheers Dave/Brad)

Unkle K

Monday, 2 February 2015

Upcoming gigs

Saturday 7 February at Transit Bar
With Heavy Heart 2, featuring Inverloch, The VeilMyraeth, Los Hombres del Diablo
Black Trillium
, and And Then Silence
Wednesday 11 February at Transit Bar
CJ Ramone, Hard-Ons and No Assumption

Saturday 14 February at Magpies City Club
Harm's Way, Legions, I Exist, Hygiene and Urge to Kill

Wednesday 18 February at The Street Theatre
J Mascis and Peter Black

Thursday 19 February at Lacklustre HQ
Manhunt, Internal Rot, Hygiene and Blight Worms