Sunday, January 15, 2012
[press release] The laws of probability dictate that living in Bermondsey leads to a high chance of spending your life getting twatted at the weekend in between the 9 to 5 grind. Forming a heavy rock band in this part of the world makes you somewhat of an anomaly and that's just how Antlered Man like it.
The band have always lived a nomadic, hand to mouth existence and squandered their limited earnings on various botched musical campaigns. Now with the economic downturn hitting our pockets hard, we’re all preparing for a taste of what it's like to be in Antlered Man and this is one of many themes mused in debut album “Giftes 1&2”.
Hailed by Artrocker as an “Intriguing mash between the metally poetic darkness of SOAD and our own favourite Future of the Left” , the band describe themselves as “fucked up shape-shifting band with lots of punk-ethic goo spattered on top”. This becomes ever so clear on the upcoming single “Surrounded By White Men” released on 13th February.
This Mike Patton infused, dirty political power house of a band also captured the attention of Belfast's finest And So I Watch You From Afar who took them on tour across Europe in late 2011.
Antlered Man's debut is a schizophrenic beast. A record that would nestle happily on the Ipecac roster and again like Patton they have maintained that things are always done better when they actually do it themselves. A little narcissistic, yeah, but when you're this badarse - you deserve a label. So with this in mind the band set up their own imprint in the form of Goo Grrrl Records.
Plans for a full UK/European tour in March/April are under way and with the release of “Giftes 1&2” and more recording in the pipeline - both lyrically and musically it will be hard for anyone to come close to this band in 2012.
Antlered Man are Danny Fury (guitar), Damo Ezekiel Holmes (vocals), Sam Ray (bass) and Oliver Parker (drums).
"Driven by a dirty, fuzzy bass, anti-establishment types Antlered Man go a bit SOAD with this rather good anti-capitalist rant" - Kerrang, April 2011
"As soon as we heard the filthy, dirty hulking bassline of AM's debut single, we were hooked, line and sinker" - Rock Sound, April 2011
"Intriguing mash between the metally poetic darkness of SOAD and our own favourite Future of the Left” - Artrocker.com, March 2011
Artist: Antlered Man
Title: Giftes 1&2 (Album)
Label: Goo Grrrl Records
Release date: Monday 5th March
Posted by Dan Goldin at 2:07 AM