Wharf Chambers, Leeds
8pm / £5 adv / £7 otd
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DIVORCE was born in Glasgow, finding Jennie Fulk (vocals), Vickie McDonald (guitars), VSO (bass) and Andy Brown (drums) all as members. Having set their own standard with a brace of 7”s, EPs and split singles, released on a plethora of renowned labels like Optimo Music, Merok, Milk, Winning Sperm Party, Night School and Gravy - as well as extensively touring the UK and Europe - Divorce have channeled themselves anew into a miasma of hate and power that is their debut album. Since their formation in 2008 they have progressed from no wave dirge practitioners to an unique cult that blurs the boundaries of what 'punk', 'noise-rock' or 'metal' are presumed to sound like. Remaining slippery in definition but relentlessly focused, Divorce have evolved into a singular, incomparable unit. Divorce's self-titled debut album is the culmination of four years of uncompromising noise-rock brutality, finding the band pushing their furious sound further than ever before; a torrent of pummeling rhythms and serrated, overdriven riffs, extended freak outs and ecstatic push and pull dynamics. They have also explored their experimental tendencies more, incorporating power-electronics, white noise and, on the track “Stabby (Stabby) Stab”, free-jazz saxophone (courtesy of guest musician James Swinburne). The album will be available in shops from 17th September via Night School
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6 legged raving flamingo hybrid, peddling chunked up, driving grooves that pop, fizzle and bastard - puttin smokey bass in yr chest, stomach and groin, high end jolts of bolts through yr earholes and hard beats for yr feets whilst an urchin with a mic probably spills yr pint.
“Wharf Chambers Co-operative Club is a members’ club, and you need to be a member, or a guest of a member, in order to attend. To join, please visit wharfchambers.org. Membership costs £1 and requires a minimum of 48 hours to take effect.”