Knockout Blow


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Blacklisters are Billy Mason Wood (vocals), Dan Beesley (guitar), Owen Griffiths (bass) and Alistair Stobbart (drums). The Leeds band have earned a reputation as a formidable live act through aggressive, confrontational performances riddled with dark humour, drawing comparisons to The Jesus Lizard and Pissed Jeans. Over the past few years, the Leeds quartet have deservedly earned their reputation as one of the UK’s most confrontational and aggressive live acts. See for yourself in this live studio version of ‘I Knock Myself Out’ which was filmed by Anthologies in Leeds.
Adult, their forthcoming second album was recorded at Suburban Home Studios in Leeds with producer Matt Johnson, aka MJ of Hookworms. The album is a clear progression for the band, and demonstrates a growing confidence in their song writing and performance, from the abstract art-noise to the unrelenting, brutally minimalist riffs that first put them on the radar.
Adult, will be released via Smalltown America (home of Jetplane Landing, USA Nails, Axis Of, Carnivores…) on 18th September on all formats including special edition vinyl. The band are also set to tour the UK from September.

Their debut album BLKLSTRS was released in 2012, on the now defunct underground label Brew Records, to critical acclaim. Significantly, it saw fellow musicians, from Biffy Clyro to Pig Destroyer, lauding Blacklisters in the press and on radio. Blacklisters have since headlined tours in the UK and Europe, been invited to support the likes of Scratch Acid, Pig Destroyer, Future of the Left and Big Business, and recorded a live session at Maida Vale studios for the Radio 1 Rock Show.
Blacklisters – UK Dates:
11th September – The Fulford Arms, York w/ Dope Body
18th September – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
25th September – The Wheatsheaf, Oxford
26th September – Shacklewell Arms, London
3rd October – Firebug, Leicester
4th October – Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes
9th October – The Parish, Huddersfield
10th October – Gulliver’s, Manchester
16th October – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow
17th October – Maguires Pizza Bar, Liverpool
19th October – Corporation, Sheffield
1st November – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham
29th November – Mutations Festival, Brighton w/ Lightning Bolt, Metz, Om, Chelsea Wolfe
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