SONANCE / POHL UK/EU Tour Dates Announced + Gig Needed In Europe On The 23rd March

Sonance / Pohl - Euro Tour March 2013

SONANCE along with fellow Bristolian’s POHL will be hitting the road for a short tour during March which takes in dates in the UK, Belgium and The Netherlands, the schedule is below and this is also a cry out to any promoters based in The Netherlands or Belgium who could help with a gig on Sat 23rd March, so if you think you can help, or know someone who might be able to, please get in touch with Future Noise HERE.

Sonance / Pohl UK/EU Tour Dates:

19/03/2013 – The Croft, Bristol, UK
20/03/2013 – The Hole In The Wall, Colchester, UK
21/03/2013 – Bakunin Pogo Bar, Gent, BE
22/03/2013 – Sub071, Leiden, NL
23/03/2013 – Gig Needed
24/03/2013 – Tuitvlugt, Antwerp, BE

Read on for more information about the bands…


SONANCE is a 5-piece band from Bristol, UK and blend elements of doom, noise, sludge, drone and ambient.

Their debut offering, LIKE GHOSTS comes in two halves, totalling just under 42 minutes. The record is available on Bandcamp and is currently drawing around 300 plays per day since being uploaded on 12/11/2012.

Each part is an atmospheric heaping of interwoven arrangements, detailed and droned stretches that subside into sludge filled chasms as the bass pushes you through the floor and lifts dust from the walls. The record was written and rehearsed in a confined practice room in which the waves of sound could literally be felt shuddering up through your lungs and out of your mouth.

So far drawing comparisons with latter era Scott Walker/Bohren & Der Club Of Gore/Godspeed You! Black Emporer/Badalamenti/Janek Schaefer/Stapleton and Tibet/Gnaw Their Tongues/Abandon/Khanate/Corrupted, the band have made a promising impact via their live shows.

SONANCE started a year and a few months ago and began to find its feet in early 2012, in front of a wall of amps and live visuals and you can read Paul’s review of ‘Like Ghosts’ HERE.


First joining forces in 2011, Bristol-based POHL are a power duo comprised of Will Pearce and Jamie Thompson. They combine tortured vocals, octave driven guitars and breakneck drumming with a genre-melding songwriting approach that has earned them comparisons to Big Business, Sleep, Melvins and early QOTSA.

With a penchant for alcohol and all things heavy, the duo draw on a wide range of influences from the schools of grunge, stoner, doom, noise rock and hardcore, whilst remaining uncompromisingly experimental and original.

2012 has seen them earn a reputation for their intense live shows and gain critical praise for debut EP ‘POHLSMOKER, Sam’s review for which you can read HERE with a limited CD release planned by Future Noise Recordings that also comes with a bonus track, more news will follow soon and in case you were wondering, the band pronounce it ‘pole’ but you can pronounce it however the fuck you like!