London avant-sludge bass monsters Palehorse and time signature mangling, discord loving trio Nitkowski will be touring this fair isle dealing out mardy nights of shouting and misanthropy in support of their latest albums.
Palehorse‘s recent album ‘Soft As Butter; Hard As Ice‘ has been described as ‘an album of startling creativity and originality’ and ‘Neurosis if you caught them playing Iron Monkey songs slowed to the pace of a London bus in a tar pit, such is the pervading sense of total, abject frustration that you’ll feel sick.’ In a live situation their suffocating aggression and confrontational attitude belie the complexity and restraint present in the music. Their latest album, Soft as Butter, Hard as Ice, is out now on Eyes of Sound.
Nitkowski are a 3-piece group who make visceral, complex music using guitars, drums, vocals and sub-bass generators. Taking inspiration from the aggressive, disjointed hardcore of Botch, the ominous post-punk of This Heat and the interlocking or cyclical rhythms of Indonesian and West African music, Nitkowski have moulded a sound which does not sit easily within the confines of any pre-existing scene. Their second album, Stay in the Home You Love, will be out in early November on Function Records.
The tour dates are as follows:
Wed 26th Oct – London; Camden Unicorn
Thurs 27 Oct – Halifax; Bar Up
Friday 28 Oct – Edinburgh; Bannermans
Sat 29 Oct – Leeds; The Well
Sun 30 Oct – Wrexham; Horse and Jockey
Mon 31 Oct – Northampton; Labour Club
Tues 01 Nov – Norwich; B2
Wed 02 Nov – Southend; Saks Underground
Thurs 03 Nov – Cardiff; Clwb Ifor Bach