We are unbelievably pleased that what will be our last Crow Versus Crow presents... night at Bar Up for the foreseeable future will include two of our favourite UK bands, London's Nitkowski and Palehorse, as part of their joint Crushing Inevitability tour. Joining them on the night will be False Flags and Super Luxury, two Leeds-based bands that, judging from the bands' respective demo's that are circling the interweb, will ensure the night is an absolute banger.
'Soft as Butter, Hard as Ice'
Mixing elements of grindcore, hardcore, post-rock, noise, sludge and handclaps (YUP!) into a cohesive, groove heavy sound, Palehorse are a 5 piece, dual bass, dual vocalled monster!
Strike the Last Flare
'Stay in the Home You Love'
Incredibly intricate and complex song structures that combine elements of contemporary hardcore, math- and noise-rock, and dual 'spoken/bellowed' vocals that span the trajectory between The Fall and Botch. A new album, Stay in the Home You Love, is to be released on Function Records, and the word on the street (or, the Function newsletter) is that copies will be available to grab at the dates on this tour.
I, along with an army of others I don't doubt, am eagerly awaiting the first release from Leeds' False Flags. Real heavy slabs of hardcore in the vein of Botch. The Bar Up date falls in the middle of a set of really important support slots, playing with the likes of ENVY and Take a Worm for a Walk Week.
Milk Sauce by Super Luxury
As of yet, Super Luxury have yet to play live. They're due to play at this year's Brainwash Festival in Leeds, and have a string of dates lined up around the Bar Up date. They're three dudes and a greasy drum machine kickin' out lo-fi stadium rock, with a kind of garagey, Big Black sound.
As always with Crow Versus Crow events, we don't take any cut from the money made on the door (or from the bar, or from anyone else, for that matter!) and all the money will be split between the bands, after we have recovered printing costs, rider etc. If we could have free entry on the night we would do, but touring is expensive and bands have costs to cover, so we simply can't. In a town the size of Halifax, with no established music scene as such, it is difficult for bars to have to confidence to pay the bands upfront and hope to recover that cost, and profit, through drink sale - which we completely understand. So, we are charging as little as possible, and attempting to minimise the dents to our personal bank accounts, and not rip people off. £4 for 4 awesome bands seems fair to us.
Thanks for reading this, and we hope to see you down on the 27th. Come say 'Hello'!
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