JAPANESE GRINDING HARDCORE GROUP FRIENDSHIP ANNOUNCE UK TOUR DATES IN MARCH 2020 NEW ALBUM UNDERCURRENT OUT NOW ON SOUTHERN LORD
WATCH THE TOUR TRAILER INCLUDING LIVE FOOTAGE
Japan’s grinding hardcore unit Friendship are tearing across the UK in March 2020 for a run of dates in support of their latest, merciless album Undercurrent. Support comes from Kurokuma.For a taste of the brutality to come, we have a recording of their recent live show in Tokyo available to view in full here.
Alongside their peers and luminaries such as Endon, Full Of Hell, Nails, and Infest, Friendship are widely considered a visionary in the field of heavy modern music. The band’s antagonistic, blackened, sludge-toned hardcore is focused on delivering with maximum impact. Their latest album Undercurrent showcases their savage concoction of ultra-heavy doom, sludge and power violence, underpinned with the oppressive tonal amplification you might associate with the likes of Sleep, Coffins, and Iron Monkey. The sheer force of their sound, razor sharp tone and refined technical approach comes into its own in the live setting – dates and details below.
FRIENDSHIP UK Tour [Supported by Kurokuma]
Thursday 19th March: Bannerman’s, Edinburgh
Friday 20th March: Drop the Dumbulls, Liverpool
Saturday 21st March: Dreadfest@Temple of Boom, Leeds
Sunday 22nd March: The Moon, Cardiff
Monday 23rd March: Dead Wax Digbeth, Birmingham
Tuesday 24th March: Boston Music Room, London
Wednesday 25th March: The Lughole, Sheffield
Daymare Recordings handles the release of Friendship Undercurrent on digital and CD formats with vinyl available via Southern Lord.
“This record is a bruiser. Friendship have the muscle and knowledge to make some of the most intense music you’re likely to hear, and Undercurrent is a testament to that.” – EVERYTHING IS NOISE
“There’s no space for conversation here, and critique feels futile in the face of obliteration on such an absolute level. This is the sound of the dirtiest metal, with no soft corners or moments of respite. The only mercy is its brevity, but even in this short time, it’s got more than enough force to inflict serious damage” – AURAL AGGRAVATION“
Visceral, vital, violent, and vigorously delivered, Undercurrent is a worthy successor to Hatred. Highly recommended.” – WONDERBOX METAL