Web bring Intimidation and Shame to the studio this week, along with a truckload of division. Richard is a fan, Tobin is still trying to work out whether he is or not. Read on, and indeed listen on, for more about Web and their dark and oppressive masterpiece that is Intimidation and Shame. It actually transpires that this is in fact Part I, as Part II to Intimidation and Shame from Web is already now released.
Along with Web, this week Tobin brings the quaintly title Tugboat Captain to the show and the kitchen sink drama that is Day To Day. That Jamie joins us and actually sticks around a little longer than usual. It comes with a caveat however. Jamie rambles on about the dullest subject on earth – video games. Yawn.
We also bring Wesley Bennett back to the show, introduce Abigail Ory and Late of the Pier are our backend artiste. But, forget all that, the highlight of the show is Tobin attempting to perfect a Mancunian accent. Something which would undoubtedly get him into trouble in Salford. Big trouble. Sounds like a film title – “Big Trouble in Little Manchester”!
- Focker Late Of The Pier
- Be Your Man Wesley Bennett
- Waves Abigail Ory
- Street Fighter Mas Kamasi Washington
- Day To Day Tugboat Captain
- Intimidation And Shame Web
- Blueberry Late Of The Pier
WEB ANNOUNCE NEW, SELF-RELEASED SINGLE INTIMIDATION & SHAME OUT 10/07/2020
Romulus and Remus. Orville and Wilbur Wright. Liam and Noel Gallagher. These pairs of genetically similar men now walk the halls of myth and legend. All risked everything, with nothing but a dream and each other’s blood running through their veins. Now, a new brotherly duo seek, too, to tread these hallowed hallways. The brothers Eveleigh (Lucas and Kristian to friends and colleagues), or the front-people of Portsmouth’s “most forward-thinking and impressive” (Mix It All Up) post-punk band: Web. The guitar-strangling, womb-sharing, all-singing some-dancing pair collide with the formidable rhythms provided by stick-breaker Ben Roe and bass-slapper Josh Lake to create a uniquely dark psychedelic sound.
Their live shows are an intense sonic experience, and pre-lockdown they’ve shared stages with the likes of Sorry, The Wants and Lice. Web’s songs are muscular, twitching, unpredictable animals that revel in the confusion and fear of their listeners. New single Intimidation & Shame is one such track; unapologetically flexing both brutal riffs and powerful vocals. Inspired by the heaviness of Swans, the atmosphere of Slint and the technicality of black midi, Intimidation & Shame was forged in sweaty rehearsal rooms and evolved on stage through rigorous improvisation and jamming. It’s a grunge scorcher that covers elements of post-punk, post-rock, hardcore and industrial in its compact 3 minutes.
“Masculinity is the core theme of the song” says Kristian, who also painted the Bacon-esque artwork. “It’s about that feeling of anger at yourself for having been intimidated by another person. That’s a very raw and powerful emotion, and we feel like this song really captures it.”
“It’s cathartic” continues Lucas. “A lot of the rock and punk music around right now doesn’t go as hard as it could. We love heavy music and it’s exciting to make it in a non-metal context, finding new ways to be heavy without being metallic.”
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