Huddersfield blues duo Knuckle are already picking up praise from a hefty swathe of the blogosphere as well as BBC Introducing and release their debut EP ‘This Week’s Been Hell’ today following an appearance at Long Division Festival. Buy the EP digitally here or on limited edition 12″ vinyl here.
The band also recently released a video for the bitter break-up blues of new single ‘Ejector Seat’ after premiering it with Gigwise, which sees them going stir crazy in flat and features a starring role from a chicken, obviously.
The two piece, consisting of drummer Ben Wallbanks and guitarist Jonny Firth, deal in a particularly retro sounding brand of filthy garage blues recently been self-described as “The Black Keys on crack”. In reality, the lightning fast and intricate drumming style of Wallbanks melds into a delicious audio soup with Firth’s emotive blues lyrics and engaging vocal range, delivered with a side order of warm, energizing, fuzzy guitar riffs.
Knuckle are already gaining a reputation for explosive live sets and the artistic freedom of their compositions with a fondness for playing as loud as possible. Their creativity, flair and heavy blues style has seen them play support slots with Little Barrie and Holy Mountain as well as London shows at The Old Blue Last (Shoreditch) and Birthdays (Dalston).
Why not come and see them at one of their many upcoming live appearances? Bring your potato sacks.
UK and EU Live Dates:
13th September – Long Division Festival, Wakefield (Venue TBC)
15th September – Zephyr, Huddersfield with Go!Zilla
17th September – Oporto, Leeds with Go!Zilla
20th September – Instore Acoustic gig at Wah Wah Records, Wakefield
27th September – The Woolpack, York
Jonny Firth (aka Jonny the Girth) – Guitar & Vocals
Ben Wallbanks (aka Ben Ballwanks) – Drums
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