"Hello there, we've had an influx of new peoples signing up to the mailing list over the past month after two AWESOME shows at The Great Escape and Camden Crawl. Thanks to everyone that made it along to both of those gigs. We feel it was a bit turning point for us, so many new faces in the crowd really enjoying our music and that's what it's all about, kids.
Legendary punk pundit John Robb came along to the show at The Great Escape and gave this review:
"Antlered Man are amazing- an absolutely stunning band and my new favourite band. They take the post rock, math rock colliding riffs of a Shellac and play them with a metal power. They take the insanely complex, almost prog song structures and turn them into something that makes sense and can be translated to a mosh pit. Their debut album Giftes 1 & 2, is full of twists and turns, eastern drones headbutting intensely heavy passages- pure noise giving way to melodic rushes and they expand on this live. They are proper heavy as well, and their nerdy Woody Allen on steroids approach is refreshingly powerful and brilliantly unexpected." Highlight of TGE - John Robb
pretty good, eh?
We've recently confirmed a few festivals both here (UK) and in mainland Europe. If you're thinking of heading out for festival season, try you best to make it to one of these:
2,000 Trees (UK)
Eire mit Speck (DE)
Trebur Open Air (DE)
*First UK tour with We Are Knuckle Dragger & Romans
We are heading off on our first full UK tour in September. Although we've done a few gigs in the South, we are yet to collectively head North of Birmingham, so we especially look forward to damaging some eardrums in towns and cities that we haven't played before. It's a joint-headline tour with two other brilliant UK bands, We Are Knuckle Dragger and Romans. If you like you music loud and heavy (which we assume you do), you shouldn't miss out on this.
WED 26 - SOUTHAMPTON, JOINERS
THU 27 - PLYMOUTH, WHITE RABBIT
FRI 28 - BRISTOL, THEKLA (Top Deck)
SAT 29 - MILTON KEYNES, THE CRAUFURD ARMS
THU 04 - READING, THE FACE BAR
FRI 05 - LONDON, BARFLY
SAT 06 - BRIGHTON, THE HYDRANT
SUN 07 - BIRMINGHAM, O2 ACADEMY 3
WED 10 - MANCHESTER, STAR AND GARTER
THU 11 - NEWCASTLE, TRILLIAN'S
FRI 12 - GLASGOW, STEREO
SAT 13 - NOTTINGHAM, ROCK CITY
We are currently working on a follow up LP, which we plan to release in 2013. To quote Danny, "You'll shit your pants clean" when you hear the new material. It's on another level to Giftes 1&2 and we can't wait to hit the studio.
Our debut album is (still) out. If you haven't got a copy, you can get one directly off us through our bandcamp page. This is the best way to buy our stuff, as most of the money goes to paying off our debts (rather than someone else's): BUY IT NOW.
We've also made some great t-shirts with the Goo Grrrl skull design. These are available exclusively via our bandcamp store and at gigs. Check them out.
You can keep up to date on our day to day going's on via facebook and twitter. Feel free to drop us a line at firstname.lastname@example.org if you've got something to discuss, we would love to hear from you.