11th July - Brudenell Social Club, Leeds (one of only two UK shows)
UNSANE (Ipecac Recordings)
New York City's Unsane assisted in pioneering a more aggressive, less studied version of noise rock, one that blended the scum/art industrial sturm und drang of Foetus, the Swans, Einsturzende Neubauten, and Sonic Youth with the decidedly more straightforward hardcore idiom favored by acts like Sick of It All. While developing the blueprint for noise-metal bands to follow, Unsane cut a remarkable swath through underground music, inspiring a devoted, cult-like following around the globe. As a power trio, Unsane relied upon a hammering, power-press rhythm section, a searing Telecaster howl, and distorted vocals that resembled nothing if not the sound of a man trapped in the New York Subway system
Plus support from:
In a parallel universe, Blacklisters reside in the quiet seaside town of Leeds, UK, and rubbing shoulders with the likes of Kaiser Chiefs and Pigeon Detectives has really had a lasting effect on the band and their music. You can hear their tunes played regularly in Yates’ Wine Lodge or Wetherspoons, each one being sung word for word by emotional, Stella-filled footie fans.
In this universe however, Billy, Stobb, Dan and Owen terrify audiences with what can only be described as ‘bad vibes’. The band’s collective love of everything Touch And Go is obvious, with Jesus Lizard and Shellac’s sonic power being captured and reborn with Jazz and early-Deftones influence.
Currently featured on the upcoming Brew/DTTR split 10" alongside Hawk Eyes, Castrovalva and Dolphins.
£8 adv / motd
Tickets available from:
Direct from Brew (cheaper): http://www.brewrecords.bigcartel.com
Crash/Jumbo to be stocked shortly.
Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=112295278849596
Last FM event: http://www.last.fm/event/1884115+Unsane+-+11th+July++-+Leeds
Upcoming Brew gig 2011:
Earth + Lori Goldston - 1st April - The Well, Leeds
Grippled Black Phoneix + Gallops - 6th April, Brudenell Social, Leeds
These Monsters, Shield Your yes, False Flags, Normal Man - 9th April, Santiagos, Leeds
(Room 237) Retox + Hawk Eyes + Humanfly - 15th April, The Well, Leeds
Narrows + Canaya - 19th May, Brudenell Social, Leeds