Tickets are on sale now for Japanese rockers Boris‘ first Irish gig in 10 years, in Whelan’s on Monday 10th December.
Boris formed in the early ’90s as a four piece just-for-fun endeavor with the sonic template of influences like Melvins and Earth. By the time of its 1996 debut as a trio Absolutego (later released in the US via Southern Lord in 2000), Boris had already hit its stride in creating unique ground-rattling heavy, melodic music. The group, bassist/vocalist Takeshi, guitarist/vocalist Wata and drummer/vocalist Atsuo went on to release nearly 20 studio albums, as well as numerous collaborative albums — including projects with Merzbow, Sunn0))), Ian Astbury and Michio Kurihara of Ghost (who also currently tours with the band as second guitarist and frequently guests on albums) — EPs and singles on various labels throughout the world.
Boris has long been celebrated for their rare ability to reinterpret a multitude of esoteric musical genres into a sound uniquely their own. New Album finds the intrepid Japanese trio etching their own post-noise, extreme pop niche with some of their most accessible and melodic music being equally their most subversive. Where their two previous albums, Attention Please and the all new Heavy Rocks — both released by Sargent House on the same day, May 24th, 2011 — offered divergent expansions to their sonic palette, New Album is the culmination of the band’s ongoing experimentation that catapults its ferocious sound headlong into new territory.
8pm, Monday 10th December
Whelan’s Of Wexford St
Tickets €17.50 including booking fee from http://www.wavtickets.ie or the WAV Box Office on 1890 200078.