James Mellen
James Mellen

Bristol-based writer, specialising in musings on the world of music and fashion.

Bristol’s most elusive band tease debut music, ahead of their biggest and boldest headline show to date

The band Knives are hard to pin down. Taking influence from every blot on the sonic spectrum, the self-described “noise collective” have their roots firmly in post punk and hardcore. That said, their line-up includes a saxophonist and a harpist, giving a unique and innovative take on the punk genre. Since their inception, Knives have summoned a cult following from the woodwork. Despite a lack of releases, and a subdued and elusive social media presence, the band have made leaps and bounds with limited and subsequently sold out runs of cassette tapes, plus some stellar slots opening for the likes of Soul Glo and Life

Now, the collective will headline Rough Trade Bristol on February 11th, with support from the magnificent DEAFDEAFDEAF, Butch Kassidy and fellow Bristol band HAAL. The show is to coincide with the release of long-awaited and hotly anticipated debut single ‘Newshounds’, out on February 10th. It comes after a jam-packed 2022 for the band, which boasted heaps of live performances up and down the country. This Rough Trade Bristol performance is their first live date of the year and is certainly not one to miss. They’re one of the most intriguing and exciting bands to be coming out of Bristol, and with releases finally on the way Knives are only going up. 

Tickets available here: https://www.headfirstbristol.co.uk/#date=2023-02-11&event_id=83648

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