The Task In Hand + Surprise Attacks: Hey Colossus
with: The Broken Oak Duet + Black Boxes
Thursday 9 March 2017
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
£5 in advance £7 on the door
Doors 8pm – £5 Advance, £7 OTD
The Task In Hand & Surprise Attacks pull out all the stops, bringing you the finest exponents of UK noise rock.
Powerful, dark and joyously heavy, HEY COLOSSUS are a genuinely bold adventure into the cosmos of heavy kraut-tinged noise rock, and we are feverishly excited to be hosting them.
Emerging in a haze of demented riff science and booze-addled abandon, the London sextet have carved out a notable niche for themselves in the British underground’s murkier quarters. They’ve dished out a formidable array of wax over the last decade, specialising in a primordial barrage of abject noise from overheated ampstacks.
With huge soundscapes drawing influence from Krautrock, Heavy Psychedelic Rock, Noise Rock and Doom, HEY COLOSSUS themselves state:
“we feel it is more subversive for us to compose songs with rigid song structures than it is to absentmindedly clang off another riff-athon.”
Indeed, with all the bulldozing primal drive of heavy AmRep-style rock and none of the cliches, and a sound infused with leftfield slight-of-hand yet hitting home like hammer to anvil, HEY COLOSSUS prove themselves as potent as they are prolific, leaving most of their contemporaries eating their dust.
THE BROKEN OAK DUET
This Worcester duo are true masters of their craft and should need no introduction as they have been gracing our stages with their taut and chunky instrumental rock for a few years now, and we are delighted to welcome them back.
Baritone guitar and drums work tirelessly in a call & response style to create a beautiful and punchy Math noise. Having released their debut LP “Terrain” in 2016 to widespread critical acclaim, The Broken Oak Duet have become a real force on the UK noise rock scene.
Anyone who’s witnessed the fearsome live performance of Black Boxes knows what to expect here and the uninitiated are in for a treat. A beast of a band. Huge riffs, a freight train rhythm section and intense, fevered vocals. Musically sitting somewhere between Black Flag, Kyuss, classic garage psych punk and noise rock. Not to be missed.