Wednesday, 23 April 2008


Wata from Boris. Photo by Nariposa.

A friend at work has been talking up Japanese doom-rock outift BORIS for ages now, so i've decided to check them out tonight at ULU in London. I filled my teenage ears with this sort of music - Sabbath influenced hard-rock and metal from the likes of Kyuss, Tumbleweed, Monster Magnet and Fu Manchu. Boris tread a similar path but with a more abrasive, experimental drone/noise edge. And from all accounts they are LOUD. Bring it on!

You can hear them on myspace, where Rainbow is my fave track. Their latest record is out next week through Southerd Lord, although apparently its already leaked online (surprised?). Its called Smile and features guest musicians Michio Kurihara of Ghost and Stephen O'Malley of Sunn O)))

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