Doors open: 20:00
Tour name: Boris National Tour
life is noise by arrangement with Artist Voice present:
June 24, 2013 at The Rosemount, North Perth
8pm till midnight
Bone-shakingly loud Japanese outfit, Boris, return to Perth – this time performing in their classic trio line-up to play their cult third album, Flood, at The Rosemount on June 24.
Trying to describe the band to a new listener is no easy feat, with Boris perhaps being best defined by their inability to be pigeonholed. With over 20 studio albums in the last 15 years, not to mention EPs and collaborative records, the band have drawn from everything from metal, noise and stoner rock.
Collaborations with Sunn O))) and Merzbow have cemented their reputation for iconoclasm, for building “a legacy of expansive, new, heavy music where no form is too sacred to break” (Pitchfork).
Boris expertly walks the line between the serious and the deliberately overblown, but as written by a journalist in the CU Independent, “Flood is one of Boris’ least tongue-in-cheek albums, a genuine achievement of inhuman proportions that marries disparate schools of musical thought into a constantly surprising and enthralling listen for music enthusiasts of all kinds.
“If metal always seemed like a strange outsider in the massive landscape of music, Flood fits it into the picture just because anything less extreme would be doomed to fall short.”
Apart from hearing Flood, you can also expect some extra noise/drone/experimental sounds and greatest hits from the band, in what’s set to be a stunning night of music.
Local support comes from Eleventh He Reaches London.