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.
BORIS + Guests 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.