“Where’s the money? Wheres’ the fame? I was told by now they’d know my name!” , screams vocalist / guitarist Christian Lembach during ‘Playing Poor’, the opening song on Whores.‘ debut full-length Gold., and yes, all these full stops are part of the titles, we haven’t gone typo-crazy for this write up.
Maybe it’s because after taking hit after hit of these razor-sharp angular riffs, after feeling the weight of the pounding basslines, after suffering through the gritty realism of these lyrics (“Pills don’t work / my back still hurts”, Christian hurls on the following song – maybe he’s been listening to his own music too much?), you don’t really feel like listening to any more music, or doing anything else, or actually living any more if you pay too much close attention. Regardless of the reason, even if we can’t promise money or fame, everyone with the guts to take in the whole Whores. show at Roadburn will damn well know their name forever.
Although this year’s Gold. is the Atlanta band’s first full-length, they have been making heads hurt for a few years now, releasing two destructive EPs called Ruiner. and Clean. back in 2011 and 2013 respectively, as well as a particularly great split 7″ with the equally vicious Rabbits in 2014 where both bands tackled The Cure covers.
Yeah, that’s right, The Cure, and that’s only a surprise if you’re not familiar at all with Whores., because just like the best noise rock heavyweights who follow the Am Rep guidebook to any extent (you know, Helmet, KEN mode, Unsane, Pigs, early Today Is The Day, Cows, all that beautiful lot), among the violence and the catharsis, Whores. have a curious knack for melody that’ll ensure these tunes stay with you long after the bruises have healed up.
Christian Lembach from Whores. commented: “We are super humbed and grateful to be a part of Roadburn Festival this year. We are huge fans of the line up, and even being considered is pretty amazing. Good times, bad vibes.”
Their live shows have a reputation for being way beyond the norm in terms on intensity, so we are super stoked to bring this power trio to Roadburn for the first time. We have the feeling it just might be one of those shows that everyone will talk about for years afterwards, so make sure you don’t miss Whores. when they play Roadburn 2017 at the 013 venue, on Friday, April 21 in Tilburg, The Netherlands.
Roadburn Festival 2017 will take place April 20-23 at the 013 venue, Tilburg, The Netherlands. Tickets are now on sale!
José Carlos Santos, December 2016
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