Torture Cube / Dead Dog in a Ditch 7"
“Torture Cube / Dead Dog In A Ditch” is a slab of guitar fury filtered through Nine Inch Nails’ industrial metal and Full of Hell’s blunt-force hardcore plus a healthy dose of humour fed by one too many nights soundtracked by donk pranksters Lobsta B and DJ Fingerblast.
Speaking on the release, vocalist/guitarist Freddy VinehillCliffe says, “This was our first time in the studio with our friend and Leeds avant-metal legend Steve Myles on drums, and like a lot of our peers it marked a return to honing tunes in a grotty rehearsal spot rather than writing remotely. The result feels like it has that pent up, fraught, fidgety energy of our first EP, combined with the more ambitious arrangements we started to experiment with on our debut LP ‘Thoughtless Cruelty’. Personally, I think it’s quite good actually.”
Thank formed in 2016 out of Leeds’ notorious DIY collective, CHUNK. Over the next half-decade they gained acclaim for the EPs ‘Sexghost Hellscape’ and ‘Please’, toured in mainland Europe, and caught the attention of heavy hitters like Idles with their combination of anxious disco grooves and harsh noise freakouts.
Thank become the latest in a string of artists to release via Yard Act’s Zen F.C. label, following on from the likes of Nuha Ruby Ra, Baba Ali, Benefits and Yard Act themselves all of who’s 7” broke into the UK vinyl singles charts and Sheffield’s one man rave collective Acid Klaus, who’s Step On My Travelator LP was released in November 2022.
Released: July 2023
Label: Zen F.C
TracklistA. Torture Cube
AA: Dead Dog In a Ditch