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Emerging in a haze of demented riff science and booze-addled abandon, Hey Colossus have carved out a notable niche for themselves in the British underground’s murkier quarters. They’ve dished out a formidable array of wax over the last decade, specialising in a primordial barrage of abject noise from overheated ampstacks. Yet for all the grit and gnarl of their output thus far, it’s seemingly only been a warm-up for their latest opus, which sees their monstrous assault finely honed into an album as beguiling as it is bulldozing. ‘In Black And Gold’, their eighth album proper and first for Rocket Recordings, ushers in a new incarnation of Hey Colossus.
Marrying malevolent attack to expansive celestial splendour, ‘In Black And Gold’ marks a point whereby Hey Colossus map out a sonic trajectory that expands on their trademark ornery overload. The songs herein may be leaner and more artful than the fearsome sound by which they made their name on albums like 2008’s ‘Project: Death’ and the monstrous 2013 opus ‘Cuckoo Live Life Like Cuckoo’, but they remain possessed of the wrath both Stoogian and Stygian that fuels their noiserock transgression.
2003-onwards. UK. Six piece. Recent records on Rocket, MIE, Riot Season.
Forging a completely idiosyncratic combination of power, control, tenderness, miscontrol and more power, these guys acutely channel the best of your record collections and spit them back out into some quite astonishing shows and releases.
2015 saw two long players hit the people square on. "In Black and Gold" and "Radio Static High" (both out on Rocket Recordings) topped many end of year lists as must hear records. The live events that followed only cemented a growing appreciation of what Hey Colossus have achieved over the years.
WIRE Magazine: Both albums in 2015's end of year Top 10 Avant Rock chart.
Guardian: "Chinks of pop light shine through, but this is still raw, uncompromising stuff. "
Quietus: "standard-bearers for post-millennial British music which is au fait with punk and hardcore while not being punk or hardcore".
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Them Falls: Noise triangle from Hamburg and Lübeck, founded in fall 2017 ... forging darkness into sonic memories to embrace the daily madness of dancing with inner demons … or just a three piece that follows their passion to play Metal.
Timo – guitar, vocals
Robin – bass, vocals
Lynn – drums