This article was published in 2011.
Leeds label Brew have teamed up with Yorkshire label Dance to the Radio (¡Forward, Russia!, Holy State, Grammatics) to release a limited 10" vinyl split to coincide with Record Store Day 2011 on 16th April 2011 and in honor of a certain royal wedding.
With Leeds currently at the forefront of the UK alternative rock scene, this release is further proof of why it's the place to be. From the straight up power hardcore rock n roll from Dolphins (ex This Et Al) to the expertly executed noise rock of Blacklisters, the noise hop of Castrovalva and the fantastically skewed, melodically-inventive Hawk Eyes (Chickenhawk's new name), this is not a release for everyone. Those of a nervous disposition need not apply.
There will be a launch show on Friday 22nd April at The Brudenell Social Club, Leeds where all the bands will be performing. Pre-order/ticket combos for the event can be ordered directly for our shops:
Live launch: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=159163707472226
Official release date is Monday 25th April. Limited numbered vinyl available Record Store Day: Saturday 16th April 2011
Dolphins - Escape
Blacklisters - Club Foot by Kasabian - Free download up on www.blacklisters.bandcamp.com
Castrovalva - Senorita
Hawk Eyes - Yes, have some
Hawk Eyes: "They ARE Rock 'n' Roll and Modern Bodies is, to put it bluntly, a gem" - Narc 5/5
Blacklisters: "A tightly controlled and dramatic piece of hardcore music; it's like a gun that's aimed but not fired - and all the more terrifying for it. 4/5″ - Artrocker Magazine
Dolphins: "A dark hardcore based dose of adrenalin." - Drowned in Sound
Castrovalva: "Your ear drums have been well and truly dented. A combination of hardcore roaring's, loops and samples. Not to be missed" - NME