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Live: Touché Amoré @ London Underworld – 12 December 2013

January 25th, 2014

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It was a Deathwish, Inc double-header the other week when Touché Amoré and Self Defense Family came to town. Well, it was a triple-header if you count Touché Amoré-side project Dad Punchers, who opened the show. Luckily our man Alex Andrews is in to this stuff, so for him it was like getting an extra slice of fried bread with a fry-up.

6 things we learnt watching Touché Amoré in Camden:

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Album: Touché Amoré – Is Survived By

September 12th, 2013

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Touché Amoré
Is Survived By
Deathwish Inc
23 September 2013

by Alex Andrews

It’s been over two years since Touché Amoré released Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me; two years is a long time for a band that spends most of their life in the back of a van, sustaining themselves with part-time jobs and sporadically-released seven-inches. In that time, we’ve seen some of Touché Amoré’s brother and sister bands explore headier, more melodic directions (Title Fight), continue in much of the same fashion (Defeater), or gone on hiatus (Tigers Jaw).

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WATCH: Jacob Bannon of Converge documentary by Noisey/Vice

January 23rd, 2013

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The famously non-reflective Jacob Bannon is seen here in extra-reflective mood. Soundtracked by strings, long moments of Bannon staring into the camera and absolutely no extraneous fun, this 12-minute documentary from Noisey – Vice’s music channel – focuses on Bannon’s formative years and it’s actually great. It’s the kind of film that wins awards because instead of being puerile and silly, it deals with “emotions” and “feelings” and other things that morons put in quote marks when they’re being puerile and silly.

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FREE STUFF: Download Deathwish, Inc.’s 21-track 2012 Summer Sampler, featuring the likes of Narrows, Give Up The Ghost, and Touché Amoré

June 1st, 2012

Another day; another shedload of FREE MUSIC for you to download. Today it’s the turn of Deathwish, Inc., the label co-founded by Converge’s Jacob Bannon, as they’ve just released a free “Summer 2012” label sampler. When you take a look at the tracklisting – featuring the likes of Narrows, Oathbreaker, Heiress, Whips/Chains, Rise And Fall, Give Up The Ghost (aka American Nightmare), Single Mothers, Self Defense Family, Cursed, Touché Amoré, and Deafheaven – you can see that this is no piddly compilation of also-rans and lightweights.

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Album: Narrows – Painted

January 10th, 2012

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Narrows
Painted
Deathwish Inc
28 February 2011

by Tomas Doyle

Whilst there has been much written about the Mayan prediction of the destruction of the world this year, there has be relatively little discussion about what the soundtrack to that impending apocalypse will be. Well, I humbly submit that with their second full-length, Painted, Narrows have produced a record that would amply accompany any armageddon that our central-American predecessors may have called on. That’s not because it is the heaviest album you will this year, nor is it the nastiest or even the most gruellingly dissonant (though it does score highly in all these categories) – but rather because of its remorseless, unrelenting, soul emptying bleakness which refuses to abate throughout the eight tracks on offer here.

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Narrows release ‘Absolute Betrayer’, the first taste of new music from their forthcoming second full-length, Painted

December 22nd, 2011

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Those transatlantic metal innovators, Narrows, have gone and slipped out a preview for their forthcoming second full-length album, while we were busy throwing up Christmas decorations and generally being merry. ‘Absolute Betrayer’ showcases practically  everything we love about this band, whipped into three-minute package of technicolour goodness – and you can check it out after the jump.

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