UK noise rockers Irk releasing ‘Recipes from the Bible’ (stream a track)
Leeds noise rock/post-hardcore band Irk have been kicking around for a few years now and they continue to pick up speed. They've done shows in their home country with Pissed Jeans, Liturgy, Dope Body, Whores, and others, got booked on the very cool UK fest ArcTanGent, and shared space with KEN mode, Child Bite, and others on the cool Unsane tribute album that came out last year. They're now set to release their debut album, Recipes from the Bible, which they recorded and produced entirely on their own, on December 7. Pre-orders are live via IndieGoGo.
We're premiering the new song "Life Changing Porno," along with its video (made by John Figler and Sam Price) from that album. The song features vocals by Kelly Bishop of fellow Leeds bands Beige Palace and PUDDIN', and if you like the type of crushing noise rock/post-hardcore that appeared on labels like Touch & Go and Amphetamine Reptile in the '90s, you're probably gonna like this Irk song too. They've got a fresh take on the sound, and they also do a lot of justice to the OGs who paved the way two decades ago. Here's what frontman Jack Gordon tells us about it:
“Life Changing Porno” is a love song. It’s about how those who decide whose lives are worthwhile are really keen to know who and how you fuck, and why, and where the right and wrong answers lead. The song features guest vocals from Kelly Bishop (Beige Palace, PUDDIN’) and the video was created by Technoir Productions, who also filmed our recent live session. The claustrophobic and disorientating feel of the visuals is the perfect pairing for the shifting rhythms and tempos of the song, making it all the more intense.
Check it out below.