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Kerouac

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Kerouac was a hardcore band from South Coast/London, United Kingdom. Forming in 2009 they began to emerge in 2010 with their intense and chaotic take on hardcore. In 2012 they decided part ways.

Kerouac is : Thom Denson - Vocals, Tristan Ritter - Drums, Jon Gareze - Bass & Vocals and James Soper - Guitar.

They have released one mini-album Cold and Distant, Not Loving in 2010 through Tangled Talk Records , and 2 split EP's, Pariso/Kerouac Split and Kerouac/The Long Haul Split. Read more on Last.fm

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Kerouac are playing one final, FINAL show tomorrow to help save the Southampton Joiners and if you don’t go then you’re an idiot

February 8th, 2013

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We’ve always talked about supporting your local venue here in Thrash Hits. It’s all very well going and watching some keg-chugging flavour-of-the-month yankee metal band sell out the Brixton Academy every so often, but the real ugly, gritty, beautiful heart of heavy music in the UK comes from the smaller places – exactly the kind of places that are going under faster than ever. One such venue under threat is the Southampton Joiners – a venue that’s been crucial to the development of some of the South coast’s best heavy bands over the last decade. To that end, a whole host of bands have gotten together to hold a benefit show for the venue tomorrow night – and boy, if you’re local to Southampton, you are in for a treat. Yeah, you know who that promo photo is of.

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The Thrash Hits Podcast 006: The Art of the Perfect Gig

July 18th, 2012

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It’s been a little longer than normal between podcasts, and it’s for one simple reason – we’ve been to so many gigs since the last podcast that we simply haven’t found the time to be in the same room for long enough to record an episode. Handily, that’s the inspiration for the main topic of conversation on this week’s episode – just what is it that makes a gig great?

Did any of the gigs we’ve been too recently – including Faith No More, Pearl Jam, Baroness, Monuments, Kerouac and Sacred Mother Tongue to name but a few – made the grade as “classic” gigs? Raz and Hugh debate this question, as well as going over their all-time favourite shows.

The Thrash Hits Podcast 006: The Art of the Perfect Gig

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Go and buy Kerouac’s entire discography on vinyl. Go and buy it now.

July 14th, 2012

Kerouac's Final Show by Ben Gibson Thrash Hits

Last weekend Kerouac played their final show ever. It was one of the best shows we can remember going to. We told you as much when we reviewed it. Now, statistically you probably weren’t there, but you can still make sure you show your appreciation for one of the best bands that’s broken up this year by buying their entire discography on sweet, sexy vinyl.

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Live & Photos: Kerouac’s last ever show @ London Old Blue Last – 07 July 2012

July 10th, 2012

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Oh man. It wasn’t a tough decision to head down to the Old Blue Last for Kerouac’s final show, but it sure as Hell was a difficult proposition to review it afterwards and convey even a fraction of how it felt on the night. Hugh Platt handles the words; Ben Gibson is our man with the camera.

Six things we learned when we saw Kerouac’s last EVER show:

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Sunday Slaylist: Adios, Kerouac….

July 1st, 2012

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Next Saturday, one of our favourite British bands of the last few years, Kerouac, will be playing their final live show. When they announced their decision to split back in April, we went and drew a big red circle around 07 July on our calendars, as there’s no way in Hell that we’re going to not be there, screaming till our lungs hurt, and giving the band the send off they so richly deserve. But until then, we figured the best use of this week’s Sunday Slaylist was to showcase just why we rate this band so highly.

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So Kerouac have announced they’re splitting up. Which sucks.

April 7th, 2012

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On Thursday, just when we were gearing up for a four day weekend of sitting in the park and drinking cider, Kerouac decided to announce that they were splitting up. While this news is terrible, we’re kinda glad we didn’t hear it 48 hours ago, as the feelings of sadness and disappointment this news has brought about in us would surely have soured the whole of our Easter holiday, rather than just half of it.

Thankfully, however, the band have given us a sole ray of sunshine to get us out of this black mood, by confirming one final London show before they finally call it quits.

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Live: The Tangled Tour @ London Hope & Anchor – 08 October 2011

October 13th, 2011

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We’ve been talking up The Tangled Tour for aaagggeeesss. We’re big fans of every band that’s taking part, and we can’t remember the last time we could say that about a tour that’s got seven bands playing over the course of its run. We’re not the only ones to think so either – when we arrived at The Hope & Anchor last weekend, they were having to turn people away at the door….

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Photos & Live: Narrows + Hang The Bastard + Kerouac @ London Old Blue Last – 20 May 2011

May 26th, 2011

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When Narrows announced they would be playing a select run of UK shows as part of their 2011 European tour, Thrash Hits collectively started whooping in delight and anticipation. As one of the best bands you’ve never bothered to see live, we sure as shit weren’t about to miss them when they rolled into town to give East London a Friday night ass-kicking. Hugh Platt was on hand to document it in words; Shaziya Niamh was there to handle the pictures.
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EP/Split: Pariso & Kerouac

May 12th, 2011

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Holy Roar / Tangled Talk Records
09 May 2011

by Hugh Platt

There’s genuinely no way to talk about this release without commenting on its wonderfully-gimmicky packaging. A 5″ slice of vinyl and a credit-card shaped CD? Okay, on the one hand it’s taking hardcore’s ever-growing fetishisation of physical formats just one step further from Mysterious Guy Hardcore jerks releasing limited-run EPs on re-recorded D90 cassette tapes. On the other, it’s a novel way of drawing attention to one of the more interesting releases of the first half of 2011.

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Live: Pianos Become The Teeth @ London Camden Purple Turtle – 14 April 2011

April 28th, 2011

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This is the first time Baltimore, Maryland emotional hardcore quintet (that photo is clearly very old) have made their way across the drowning pool to the UK. It would’ve been rude to have ignored Pianos Become The Teeth‘s first gig in London, especially as their album, Old Pride was TH scribe Tomas Doyle’s second favourite album of 2010. Who knows? It might turn out to be a really good show. (It was bloody amazing, FYI.)

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