Proper Northern chaos will reign supreme once again as Hull post-punk four-piece Cannibal Animal get set to release their forthcoming single, ‘Ellipsisism’ (March 2) via hometown label, Warren Records, taken from their new EP, ‘A Decline In Morality’, out March 16.
“LUMER are such a strong find. They’re part of this great crop of acts coming out of Hull at the moment doing incredible things with alternative music. We are so, so proud to be giving you ‘Blunder’. It’s beautiful, wonderful…near perfect chaos.” – Soundsphere magazine
Following in the footsteps of nationally touring acts (also supported by Warren Records) including LIFE and Vulgarians, LUMER have broken out of East Yorkshire with this absolute banger – all jackhammer beats, buzzin’ riffs and killer, raging vocals. ‘Blunder’ is an undeniably catchy hot mess geared towards the disenfranchised, and the angry. This stuff is proper aural therapy, and it’s ace.
Of the track, and its inspirations, bassist Alex Evans comments: “Blunder is the stupid mistake you make with someone you pretend to care a lot about. It’s the moment after the storm the feeling of regret and the questioning of your sanity and your essence.”
LUMER are: Benjamin Jackson (guitar), Alex Evans (bass, vocals) and Jacob Wardle (drums)
Emerging Hull proper-punk threesome, Left Ahead are set to release their upcoming EP ‘Dancing In Hell’ on Thursday, March 24 at The New Adelphi club in Hull. This will be their first gig of 2016 since recording the songs and filming/editing their accompanying videos. Dancing In Hell will be released via Warren Records in conjunction with local punk label, Hull’s New Breed.
Left Ahead are a three-piece band from the murky depths of a northern post-industrial town. Fuelled by anger at politics and society they started making a racket about it. Ash, Rudy and Jack were in the same class at nursery and now they share a stage together.
Speaking on the new EP and the band’s general inspirations, vocalist Ash comments: “I read an article by Dorian Lynskey on the New Statesman’s website in conversation with The Manic Street Preachers that made me and Jack furious. The article states that: ‘The circumstances that created the Manics no longer exist. Nor, thinks Wire, does a certain kind of angry, razor-brained, working-class voice.’ – I say he needs to come to Hull, there are plenty of angry, intelligent working class voices here in the music and arts scene. However, I’m glad I read the article, the initial fury turned into creative energy and it spurred on our writing. Regarding politics, Bradfield stated that: “he doesn’t know how it feels to be young and discontented.” – Well it’s like this, we’re pissed off and we’re going to make a fucking racket about it.”
Sticking together the best parts of early Manics with the aggro snarl of classic Dead Kennedys, Left Ahead embody that proper DIY ethic that defines their hometown in 2016, this is music with real passion, this music has mega power, and this music is damn awesome.
Left Ahead is: Jack Newman (drums), Rudy Miller (bass) and Ash Forrester (guitar and vocals)
For fans of Surfer Blood, Kagoule, 80s Matchbox B-Line Disaster
Chaos reigns as Hull psychedelic doom-punks Cannibal Animal get set to release their forthcoming single, ‘I Feel Alive’ on February 19th via Warren Records. Calm like a bomb…boom!
Having earned their weird, delightfully messy stripes supporting the likes Surfer Blood, Kagoule and Demob Happy, the three Animals are ready to take over the asylum, or something with their latest track, ‘I Feel Alive’, and the forthcoming video.
The track itself deals with some pretty intense topics, that many will understand, but are sadly too afraid or nervous to confront – the beauty when it comes to Cannibal Animal, is that they’re not afraid to break down walls with their twitchy, highly-addictive aggro-punk, and encourage the listener to go all Frozen and just…err, let it go.
The band comments: “We welcome you to ‘I feel alive’ with arms and breathing lungs wide open, we personally invite you to sit/stand/dance to this; the sound of human breakdown, that feeling of being trapped within something that you cannot possibly escape and maybe even quite possibly enjoying it, a song about sex, obsession, manipulation, anxiety and feeling alive all at the same time, join us..”
Cannibal Animal are: Luke Ellerington, Jamie Hanson and Thomas Joad Gibbins.