The latest video clip in our Sentinel Daily Recommends series is a bit of a corker! Thanks, then, to Brit noisestrels Noisepicker for delivering the cinematic goods!
The duo of Harry Armstrong (End Of Level Boss, Lord Of Putrefaction, Decomposed, Hangnail, The Earls Of Mars) and drummer Kieran Murphy has released a new video for No Man Lies Blameless, as their impending Peace Off debut LP nears May release via Exile On Mainstream. The band is also set to kick off a run of UK tour dates next week preceding the album’s release.
For their debut full-length, Noisepicker continues a similar trajectory to their EP, heavily influenced by their love of distorted heavy sounds, and blues music, as well as the spirit of the UK punk scene, in which Armstrong has been immersed in for years. The band’s Peace Off is an album of heavy, gritty, gnarled and thrashing blues romp, which takes a myriad of sonic twists and turns throughout, making it one unpredictable listen. It’s time to pick your noise and eat it.
The new self-produced video for No Man Lies Blameless depicts the two members in a “larger than life” battle in an excellent and entertaining fashion, however a deeper meaning lies within. Harry Armstrong offers, “As the song goes, ‘look around and see the trail of filth they leave behind.’ The human race is a petulant child that needs to grow up and take responsibility for its actions. Unfortunately, in order for that to happen it needs to go through puberty and adolescence. We’re fucked. The rage has only just begun, and none of us are blameless!”
Peace Off will be released May 11th through Exile On Mainstream as 180-gram black LP in a beautiful gatefold sleeve containing artwork by Roland Scriver, and while the album will not be available as standalone CD-only release, the LP will contain the full album on CD as well.
Armstrong and Murphy have booked a run of UK live shows in conjunction with the release of the LP, including a trio of gigs with Zolle, with much more in the planning stages for the months ahead.
NOISEPICKER live dates:
5/01/2018 The Phoenix – Coventry, ENG w/ Zolle
5/02/2018 Mother’s Ruin – Bristol, ENG w/ Zolle
5/03/2018 The Bull – Colchester, ENG w/ Zolle
5/04/2018 The Lounge Bar – Alton, ENG
5/12/2018 The Underdog Gallery – London, ENG
After years of performing, and revelling in loud, hard-hitting music, UK-based singer and guitarist Harry Armstrong has sought the darker side of his musical taste, channelling heavy blues in a new group called Noisepicker. Armstrong had been germinating twenty minutes of material when he recruited Kieran Murphy on drums, who was working in a bar, washing dishes to the soundtrack of Orange Goblin and Muddy Waters just stumbling distance from where the band’s sound was being conceived. Armed with a trusty Fender Stratocaster, a single loop pedal and a pile of patched together old equipment, Noisepicker performed a handful of gigs in small pubs, clubs and art galleries, and within two months the pair captured their sound in South London’s Crows Nest studio, which resulted in the doom/punk/blues EP.