NAKED LUNGS + Guests – 7.30pm, Thursday 28th September
Pleased to announce the return of Naked Lungs to Bedford Esquires are part of their ‘’Doomscroll’’ tour.
Today, enigmatic Irish four-piece noise-punk band Naked Lungs share their new single “Relentless”. The track follows the announcement of their highly anticipated debut album, “Doomscroll”, and their recent critically acclaimed single “Pressure”, which earned plaudits from the likes of NME, BBC Radio 6 Music, and more. Recorded and mixed once again by Gilla Band’s Daniel Fox at Sonic Studios in Dublin, the new album is out 18th August.
The album and tour dates come on the heels of a triumphant 2022, which saw the band release several singles and a self-titled EP that garnered international acclaim and plays on BBC Radio 1 and BBC Radio 6 Music, as well as support from Anthony Fantano of The Needle Drop. They followed up with a year of high profile gigs, including two sold-out Therapy? supports, a successful headline UK tour, several sold-out Dublin headline shows and a festival run which saw them play a packed-out morning showcase at The Great Escape, as well as performing at the likes of Otherside Festival, Mutations Festival, and more.
The band’s recent single “Pressure” was a grinding and explosive introduction to their new album “Doomscroll”, and with “Relentless” they show no signs of abating. Minimal, effected guitars wind up the tension to the point of breaking before rupturing into groove-inflected, caustic noise. An industrial rhythm section drives the track forward whilst fevered vocals from frontman Tom twist and flex around the loud/quiet dynamics of the track as he jumps between gently speaking and unbridled screaming.
Having already been named as one of NME’s 100 for 2023, Naked Lung’s debut album stands as a pulverising display of a band that are able to deliver on all of the hype that has been building around them, whilst continuing to defy pigeonholing. Stop scrolling, put down the phone, and pay attention.
‘’Doom-ridden noise punk that sounds like Trent Reznor’s been on the Guinness’’ NME (NME 100)
“That’s spicy” – Anthony Fantano (The Needle Drop)
“Distorted madness” – Jack Saunders (BBC Radio 1)
“[a] filthy thing” – Steve Lamacq (BBC Radio 6 Music)
“Ireland’s next noise rock heroes” – Hot Press
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