Tickets are on sale now for Kylesa‘s return to Dublin. They play The Button Factory on 22nd February with Circle Takes The Square & KEN Mode.
Since this Savannah, Georgia quintet first formed in early 2001, worrying about genre limitations has never been a priority. Taking musical chances, however, always has been. While KYLESA are as heavy as any band out there, they are beholden to no one scene and no preconceived notions of what heavy music should be. “Lots of people like to stick to one kind of music,” guitarist/vocalist Philip Cope elaborates, “and even with the underground, lots of people segregate themselves into small little categories and place lots of imaginary rules on these scenes.”
“We just like playing heavy music and we’ve always liked playing it regardless of what is popular or trendy,” guitarist/vocalist Laura Pleasants adds. “It’s most rewarding for us to try and push our own boundaries of what we can to do with our music and hopefully, in the end, offer something that is at least original.”
Circle Takes The Square
Circle Takes the Square is Kathleen (Coppola) Stubelek, Andrew Speziale, Caleb Collins and David Rabitor. We play punk rock music about the end of the world, and are currently recording DECOMPOSITIONS Part I with Anthony Stubelek at Rockstudio.
Known for effortlessly blending noise rock reminiscent of old-school Amphetamine Reptile bands with the raw and aggressive nature of modern hardcore, KEN Mode has become one of the most devastating bands in the underground. Formed in September of 1999, this crushing Canadian trio has released 3 full-length records. KEN Mode are no strangers to the road; with full tours, many times over, spanning Canada, the United States, and Europe with the likes of Pelican, Daughters, the End, Engineer, Buried Inside, Gaza and Taint; and various regional dates with Mastodon, Burnt By The Sun, Baroness, Cursed, 3 Inches of Blood, PsyOpus, Propagandhi, Despised Icon, Razor, and Ion Dissonance, to name a few; 2011 is poised to be the year of KEN Mode’s divide and conquer strategy in aggressive music.
Circle Takes the Square
Wednesday February 22
The Button Factory
Tickets €16 from www.tickets.ie/umack & Sound Cellar