Antlered Man announce release of second single ‘Outrages 1 ta 3’ with 25 Hour Convenience Store on June 13th
aaamusic | On 26, May 2011
“This is a new kind of beast, Antlered Man has emerged as some unholy hybrid of QOTSA and Akron/Family. Part rock, part folk, part otherworldly. Big riffs combine with whistling, flute, violin and shredded slide guitar. Beware world, a new behemoth strides out across the land” – John Kennedy XFM
“Driven by a dirty, fuzzy bass, anti-establishment types Antlered Man go a bit SOAD with this rather good anti-capitalist rant” – Kerrang, April 2011
“As soon as we heard the filthy, dirty hulking bassline of AM’s debut single, we were hooked, line and sinker” – Rock Sound, April 2011
“Intriguing mash between the metally poetic darkness of SOAD and our own favourite Future of the Left” – Artrocker.com, March 2011
“blend fierce, pummeling hardcore punk with prog time signatures, polished off with orchestral tinges provided by flutes and violin” – The Fly , February 2011
Listen to ‘Outrages 1 ta 3’ here:
And watch the video here:
Snapping at the heels of their Kerrang and Rock Sound approved debut single ‘Surrounded By White Men’, Antlered Man are back with a new single ‘Outrages 1 ta 3’ on June 13th to pulverise your senses. Weighing in at a hefty 6 minutes long, it’s clear that the boys are not aiming their sights at Radio 1 playlist domination, however their plans are equally ambitious.
Antlered Man are an anomaly and ‘Outrages 1 ta 3’ is a perfect example of why this band are on the cusp of reinventing a scene. The track starts with Danny Fury’s strung out and schizophrenic guitar at it’s tamest, setting an almost tantric sounding rhythm that is soon juxtaposed by the introduction of Sam Ray’s distorted bass.
Damo Ezekiel-Holmes’ unique lyrical style has lead to an influx of comparisons with System Of A Down – as with Surrounded By, he manages to keep control of his voice throughout, only truly bellowing at a couple of points, while availing pitch-perfect delivery of the cutting vocals for the remainder of the track.
The song twists and churns, changing time signatures throughout. Breakdowns have an eastern feel with hypnotic chanting and drums, before you are donkey punched by a harsher, apocalyptic sounding guitar riff. It’s a sound that shouldn’t work, but Antlered Man are forging a path where others fail.
With their b-sides, Antlered Man show a talent for turning pop on its head. First it was The Archies with their 1969 smash hit ‘Sugar Sugar’, now it’s the turn of 90’s queens of smooth groove – En Vogue, with a cover of their Grammy-nominated hit ‘Don’t Let Go’.
The band are playing short run of regional shows with Undergroove signed Exit International before the single launch on June 17th. Please see below for details:
31/05/2011 – Bull & Gate – London – w/ Exit International
1/6/2011 – Joiners – Southampton – w/ Exit International
2/6/2011 – Clwb Ifor Bach – Cardiff – w/ Exit International
3/6/2011 – The Rainbow – Birmingham
10/6/2011 – Queen Of Hoxton – London – 25 Hour Convenience Store label showcase
17/6/2011 – Star Of Kings – London – Single Launch Party