Welcome to the fifth and final instalment of the year, back at the beautiful Kirkgate Centre in Shipley, Bradford.
Saturday November 5th
Are a force to be reckoned with. An ever changing beast that mutates and shifts in whatever direction it chooses. Having previously performed for Golden Cabinet back in 2018 under the ‘Gnod: Research & Development’ moniker, this time they return with a full live band to lay down thick slabs of relentless dirge guaranteed to melt the P.A. system. With a vast back catalogue of critically acclaimed albums, splits and collabs across the likes of Rocket Recordings, Box Records and God Unknown to mention a few, it’s difficult to pin them down. Over the years they’ve made stylistic changes with a rotating roster of members, venturing through the realms of noise-rock, drone, kosmiche, post-punk, electronica and more but they always manage to maintain the unmistakable Gnod sound.
One of the UK’s most vital bands – The Quietus
FFO: The Fall, Neu, Godflesh, Noxagt, Loop, Spacemen 3, Karp etc.
USA Nails (London)
After touring the UK, US and Europe extensively, its hard to believe that this will be the first performance in Bradford by the London/Manchester based noise-punk’s USA Nails. Featuring current and ex-members of Blacklisters, Kong, Oceansize, Silent Front, Future of the Left and more, you might have caught them at the likes of ArcTanGent, Raw Power, Best Kept Secret, Triptych, La Ferme Electrique, and Le Mini Who (Le Guess Who’s fringe festival) or on tour with Metz. Releases stretch back to 2014 on slew of reputable European and US labels but their most recent split record with the mighty Psychic Graveyard (feat. Eric Paul of Arab on Radar, Chinese Stars fame) sees them seamlessly join the fitting roster of infamous experimental US record label Skin Graft. They’ve also been regulars on the likes of Steve Lamacq, Marc Riley, Huw Stevens radio shows, as well as a live session for John Kennedy on Radio X.
A mix of Drive Like Jehu headbangers, nods to psychedelia and a throttling of hardcore for good measure – The Skinny
FFO: XBXRX, Ex-Models, Psychic Graveyard, Pissed Jeans etc…
Photo: Emma Stone
Off the back of releasing their debut album ’Thoughtless Cruelty’ earlier this year, Leeds based, experimental-noise-rock outfit Thank have been relentlessly gigging up and down the country over the past year. Having caught the attention of Pigs x 7 frontman Matthew Baty, he released their LP on his label Box Records which is also home to Endless Hum alumni Obey Cobra and USA Nails/Psychic Graveyard split. Thank’s music is warped and heavy though at times surprisingly melodic, coupled with Freddy Vinehill-Cliffe’s signature dark humoured vocals. Their recent single’ Dread’ citing the hilarious claim / fact “There’s never been a good band from London”.
FFO: The Fall, Pissed Jeans, Pigsx7, Gilla Band, McClusky etc.
D. Glare & Seraphim Blush (Leeds)
Dominic Clare aka D. Glare (Opal Tapes, Zona Watusa, Chrononautz) has a 20 year history in the experimental and DIY community. He’s been a member of past noisenicks CHOPS and CHRONONAUTZ as well as performing with the likes of Sun Ra’s Arkestra, Damo Suzuki (Can), Chris Corsano, Mick Beck and Chrome Hoof.
Expect a wide palette of weird synthesis, noise, experimental sound and rhythm as he collaborates live with fellow Leeds sound artist Seraphim Blush to turn our brains into mulch.
FFO: Aphex Twin, Giant Swan, Demdike Stare, Container, JK Flesh etc…
Territorial Gobbing (Leeds)
Some artists can be seen as ‘prolific’ and then there’s Theo Gowans, aka Territorial Gobbing who’s released over 60 albums in the past few years. Describing his sound as “STUPID music wrangling tapes, contact mics, broken pedals, wave generators and whatever else is to hand into high speed dada cutup nonsense”. You may also recognise him as the noise manipulator in Thank too but this time he’ll be treating us to a solo set that promises to be all things noisy, visceral and unique. Having released music on the awesome Opal Tapes label alongside performing at the likes of Cafe OTO, this will be one for the senses.
There’s a wonderful DIY swagger to everything that is exhilarating – God is in the TV
FFO: Puce Mary, Bastard Noise, Pharmakon, Justice Yeldham etc…
Endless Hum DJ’s
Will be providing ear worms from the likes of: 13th Floor Elevators, Abul Mogard, Aja, Amyl & The Sniffers, Antwon, Aphex Twin, Autechre, Bad Breeding, Beige Banquet, Belgrado, Blanck Mass, Blawan, Breeders, Burial, Chain Cult, Coneheads, Constant Mongrel, Container, Crack Cloud, Crass, Dalek, Damaged Bug, Death Grips, Deerhoof, Devo, ESG, Es, Fall, Flux of Pink Indians, Four Tet, Giant Swan, Gilla Band, Gnod, Goat, Haram, Health, Hey Colossus, Housewives, Hot Snakes, Jay Reatard, Jesus Lizard, Jeff Parker, JK Flesh, Lightning Bolt, Liturgy, NAH, Neu!, Marbled Eye, Mekons, MF Doom, Molchat Doma, Moor Mother, Pissed Jeans, Pivot, Pixies, Powerplant, Pye Corner Audio, Psychic Graveyard, Rapture, Rudimentary Peni, Screamers, Shellac, Shipping News, Sievehead, Six Finger Satellites, Space Afrika, Special Interest, Spray Paint, Swans, Suicide, Thee Oh Sees, Total Control, Uranium Club, Velvet Underground, Viagra Boys, Veik, Warthog, Wipers, Wire, Wolves of Greece!, Zomby and many, many more…
A selection of craft beer, lagers and ciders curated by local heroes Triangle, plus wine and soft drinks will be available at the KC bar.
Dope Pizza return from Otley by popular demand to serve up artisanal pizza for both meat lovers and vegetarians alike.
Tickets: SOLD OUT.
(inc. booking fee) and limited to only x100 via the following link:
We will reserve tickets for those who don’t have or use Paypal, just drop us an email. x20 tickets will be available on the night of the gig also, but will be first come first served and may be more than in advance. Please note that tickets are non-refundable unless the event is cancelled.
Stuff worth knowing:
Doors open early from 6:00pm and performances finish at 10:30pm for those catching the last train. DJ’s will continue until closing at 11:30pm. Shipley train station is a 5 minute walk away and the last train leaves for Leeds at 11:15pm. There’s also a taxi rank just around the corner.
The Triangle is fully accessible to all, however the upstairs venue requires access via stairs only. If funds are tight, get in touch as we would hate anyone to miss out. Everyone is welcome and any forms of discrimination will not be tolerated. This is an 18+ gig, however under 18’s may attend under the supervision of a parental guardian. No alcohol will be served to anyone under the legal drinking age.