Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Sonance - Like Ghosts

Band request from Bristol.

If the Mayans are right and the world will end on the
21st of December, as the universe collapses around your ears,
it will probably sound a lot like Sonance.

Screams, pounding drums, earthquake type bass riffs compete
with guitar drones that resonate deep in your bowels.

Atmospheric/doom/experimental sludge? Fuck the genres - 
these guys have created a massive slab of wonderment that
deserves to be played loud and more importantly, needs to
be heard. Spread the love around and prepare to feel
drained after listening to this!

Check all the links below and catch them live next year.......
gonna fit any London dates in?

Ben - guitar, screwdriver
Will - guitar, dictaphone, vocals
Tom - vocals
Chino - bass
Jamie - drums

LIKE GHOSTS comes in two halves, totalling just under 42 minutes. The record is available on Bandcamp ( and is currently drawing around 250 plays per day since being uploaded on 12/11/2012.

Each part is an atmospheric heaping of interwoven arrangements, detailed and droned stretches that subside into sludge filled chasms as the bass pushes you through the floor and lifts dust from the walls. The record was written and rehearsed in a confined practice room in which the waves of sound could literally be felt shuddering up through your lungs and out of your mouth.

So far drawing comparisons with latter era Scott Walker/Bohren & Der Club Of Gore/Godspeed You! Black Emporer/Badalamenti/Janek Schaefer/Stapleton and Tibet/Gnaw Their Tongues/Abandon/Khanate/Corrupted, the band have made a promising impact via their live shows (see Youtube link below) and have a tour of the UK and Europe booked for March 2013:

Mar 19
Bristol, UK

Mar 20
Colchester, UK

Mar 21
Ghent, Belgium

Mar 22
Leiden, Netherlands

Mar 23
Bruges, Belgium

Mar 24
Antwerp, Belgium

SONANCE started a year and a few months ago and began to find its feet in early 2012, in front of a wall of amps and live visuals:

You can find them here:

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