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Biography

Formed in 2008, the Leeds band quickly earned a reputation as a formidable live act through aggressive, confrontational performances riddled with dark humour. In 2009 they released the 'Swords' 7”, and in 2010 the 'Belt Party' EP on Childhood Sweetheart Records, a DIY label run by Lee Vincent of Pulled Apart By Horses. The latter gained the band their first coverage in the national press, including Artrocker Magazine’s single of the week. Their debut album “BLKLSTRS” was released in 2012 to widespread acclaim, resulting in praise from the likes of Kerrang, NME, Rock Sound, The Quietus, Loud & Quiet, Artrocker, Rock A Rolla and Drowned in Sound. Significantly, fellow musicians, from Biffy Clyro and Pig Destroyer, then lauded them in...

Discography

  • Blacklisters - Adult

    Blacklisters
    Adult

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    Tracklisting

    Shirts
    Cash Cow
    The Sadness Of Axl Rose
    Big Ticker
    Weasel Bastard
    I Knock Myself Out
    Dream Boat
    Power Ballad
    Priss
    Downbeat

    Description

    The Leeds quartet's follow up to 2012's eponymous debut album is a snarling, riff-punch to the solar plexus. Cut snares, and snaking guitars form an acerbic backdrop for Billy's uncompromising vocal snarl. Fans of The Birthday Party, The Jesus Lizard, Fugazi and Shellac will revel in Blacklisters update of the form. This first-pressing, is available on two coloured vinyl variants and CD.


    Catalog

    STA162

    Release Date

    18 Sep 2015
  • Blacklisters - BLKLSTRS

    Blacklisters
    BLCKLSTRS

    Tracklisting

    Clubfoot By Kasabian
    Swords
    Nice Garden
    OK47
    I Can Confirm That Ruth Abigail Holmes Is Not Dead….
    Mouthpeace
    Ask Yourself A Question If The Answer Is Go F**k Yourself
    Hero Of China
    Trickfuck
    Shush

    Description

    Blacklisters are a band who’re an impending tour-de-force and this album is more visceral, ferocious and relentless than anything they’ve put out there before. They’ve managed to push their live shows and their ability to make your speakers burn in intensity into this record and I dare you to argue against the hype surrounding them after listening to this.

    The album kicks off with Clubfoot by Kasabian (a cover or not? You decide.). You’re welcomed by a skewed, pinched, nasty guitar that pushes you under its waves and holds you there until you drown, while the furious, cruel screams of the vocalist, Billy Mason-Wood, ensures your attention is well and truly nailed into this track as he bursts blood vessels while snapping his vocal cords, all in the name of making quality alternative, heavy, hardcore music. The marauding bass-line bounces and crushes against the smashed drums, making it almost impossible not to move your head along to this ugly monster of a sound which swells its body around you, squeezing every drop of energy from you while all the time telling you to wake the fuck up.


    Catalog

    STA163

    Release Date

    18 Aug 2015
  • Blacklisters - Shirts (Single)

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    Shirts (Single)

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    Tracklisting

    Shirts
    Something In The Wayne

    Description

    'This song, Shirts, is a song about shirts, about wearing them, about needing them, about loving them. I didn't wear a shirt once and this is what my world looked like. Always wear at least one shirt.’ - Billy Mason-Wood

    The track is the first single from their second studio album 'Adult'. 'Adult' was recorded at Suburban Home Studios in Leeds with producer Matt Johnson, aka MJ of Hookworms. The album is a clear progression for the band, and demonstrates a growing confidence in their song writing and performance, from the abstract art-noise to the unrelenting, brutally minimalist riffs that first put them on the radar.


    Catalog

    STA160

    Release Date

    07 Aug 2015

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