LO! – hailing from Sydney, Australia – follow bands like Old Man Gloom on their path down the dirt-trail of sludgy, noisy hardcore – but the band finds their own distinct sideways soon. That′s why "Look and Behold" sounds surprisingly fresh, from the first feedback of opener "Hath" to the last waning cymbals of closing track "Fire at the Child Actor′s Guild". Atmospheric electronic interludes such as the elegiac "Seraphim" or "Doth" give the listener some space to take a breath in between the assault of mighty groove-riffs and berserk drum attacks and further add to the diversity of the whole damn thing.
COILGUNS / KUNZ – split CD
This EP has a total of 6 tracks by 2 different THE OCEAN-related side-projects!
COILGUNS is guitarist Jona Nido, drummer Luc Hess and bass player / vocalist Louis Jucker, all of who also play in THE OCEAN. The 3 tracks on this split CD are merely a first sign of life of this promising new outfit. For fans of Converge, Dillinger Escape Plan or Death From Above 1979.
coilguns on tour
3.9 > LA CHAUX DE FONDS,CH @ La Braderie
4.9 > HENGELO,NL @ Innocent
5.9 > MINDEN,D @ Hamburger Hof
6.9 > HAMBURG,D @ Gaussplatz
7.9 > BERLIN,D @ Jagerklause
9.9 > BRUXELLES,B @ DNA
10.9 > NANTES,F @ Le Ferailleur
11.9 > LE HAVRE, F @ Mac Daids
12.9 > CAEN,F @ La Place
13.9 > CHAMBERY,F @ Brinz de Zinc
14.9 > MILAN, IT @ SGA 1
5.9 > ROME,IT @ Traffic Club
16.9 > VIGEVANO,IT @ Jack Bikers
17.9 > LA SPEZIA, IT @ RDA May Day
K U N Z is nothing less and nothing more than The Ocean Collective’s current rythm section, consisting of Louis Jucker (bass / vocals) and Luc Hess (drums). K U N Z stands for minimalist instrumentation, exuberating live-improvisations and the sheer raw energy of good old 3-minutes noise-rock songs. The band is known for experimenting with different live set-ups; playing on moving plattforms, in the middle of the room or trapped in cages.
KUNZ have just been invited by the Monniati Festival in Monniaz (CH) for a unique performance this Friday, September 2nd that will see them experiment once more with an unsual live set-up: they will play simultaneously on two different stages. The show will be broadcasted on 6 television screens on the site of the festival. The performers will communicate with each other only through audio and video monitoring.
The band hasput together a video blog presenting live footage of their past performances all around the world. "That’s only a starting point", says drummer Luc Hess, "we still have lots of footage to cut, and we’re looking forward to filming some new stuff, especially on our upcoming tour with The Ocean throughout China!"