Hello again. We’re back, but this time collaborating with the ever awesome The Wave Before The Kick In The Chest and The Brudenell Social Club in a slightly different location. Behold….

Saturday May 6th

Poster by Tommy Davidson and available for sale at the show.

BORIS (Tokyo)

The legendary Boris are greeting their 30-year career as one of experimental music’s most forward-thinking, heavy, and innovative bands. Continuing to expand their prolific catalog, the group returns with Heavy Rocks (2022) (out on August 12th via Relapse Records) and once again channels the classic proto-metal sounds of the 70’s into something all new.

Boris formed in 1992 and eventually arrived at the band’s current lineup of Takeshi, Wata, and Atsuo in 1996. In the years since, Boris has tirelessly explored their own rendition of what is heavy through methods entirely their own. Though the depths of their “heaviness” may intensify, their unique musicianship defies classification in any one genre or style, so let’s just call it real “heavy music” in extreme color. Their music has been called a “game changer” regarding the leading edge of the world’s rock scene, and that influence is limitless. They enter realms that cannot be described simply in terms of the “explosive sound” or “thunderous roars” that have become their trademark.

Recently, the group ramped up during the pandemic and released the most extreme album of their long and widely celebrated career, NO. Boris self-released the album, desiring to get it out as quickly as possible but intentionally called the final track on the album “Interlude” while planning its follow-up. It’s successor came with W, their 2022 release for Sacred Bones Records. NO and W weave together to form NOW, a duo of releases that respond to one another. In following their hardest album with this sensuous thundering masterpiece they are creating a continuous circle of harshness and healing, one that seems more relevant now than ever and shows the band operating at an apex of their musical career.  Additionally, Boris guitarist Wata released her own signature fuzz pedal, “Hizumitas,” via the EarthQuaker Devices, and the band continues to increase their output from their own unique standpoint.


PUPIL SLICER announced their arrival with their debut album, Mirrors, in March 2021 and haven’t let up since. The four piece’s take on mathy grindcore has captivated their continually growing fan base, as the band continues to shift and evolve. The lifting of restrictions in early 2022 saw the live iteration of PUPIL SLICER rampage through live dates with Godflesh, Rolo Tomassi and Ithaca, as well as festivals such as Arctangent where they received a rapturous welcome.

Having collaborated with Backxwash and members of The Armed, PUPIL SLICER are relentless in their pursuit of exploring every corner of discordant sonic mayhem. With album number two almost complete, 2023 is already shaping up to be PUPIL SLICER’s year, once again.


The neo-jazz-noise wrecking crew that is Sly & The Family Drone are back once again. Infamous for unpredictable live performances, ear-shattering volume and intense, psychedelic noise-rock. Having recently performed for us last year at a sold out headline show, they’ve been welcomed back to bring the noise to Settle. Live shows are often ground level, amongst the crowd and line-ups have previously rotated to create an ever shape-shifting beast.

Tickets £18.50

Stalls Standing, Seating available in the balcony

Please note, online bookings are subject to a booking fee. Tickets can also be bought by phone on 01729 825718, or in person at our box office. Opening hours are 10am-2pm, Monday-Friday.

Show end times given are an estimate only. Doors open 45 minutes before show start times.

Settle Victoria Hall reserves the right to turn away any customers not adhering to social-distancing laws, government guidelines, and/or venue safeguarding policies.

Tickets are non-refundable, except in the case that the event or date has been changed by Settle Victoria Hall.