Introducing…The Endless Hum
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Somewhere out in the depths of West Yorkshire, you can hear it. A vibration rippling through the air, a discordant drone shaking the ground and something calling you. Thankfully, you’re not having some kind of existential crisis or under the influence of Cthulhu, it’s just The Endless Hum. The bi-monthly night will take place at The Kirkgate Centre in Shipley/ Bradford and promises to gather a variety of exciting underground acts under one roof for a small yet discerning group of live music devotees. If you’re after a night filled with experimental rock, post-punk and electronica then step right this way.
Live music fans will remember the pain of events being cancelled or constantly rearranged throughout the pandemic. One night I missed, in particular, was called The Golden Cabinet. A wonderful night dedicated to strange, experimental music (and dancing!), held at the Kirkgate Centre in Shipley. While that particular night appears to have stopped, a band of similarly enthusiastic music aficionados have gone about setting up a new night to fill the hole.
The Endless Hum is run by a group of friends and likeminded music obsessives. Simon Glacken (promoter and former head-honcho at the much missed Brew Records), Matt Reid (an artist who has also played in USA Nails and Hawk Eyes and who now plays in Care Home), Drew Millward (poster designer for the likes of Melvins and Iggy Pop), Ben Holden (artist and former member of This Et Al) and Tommy Davidson (drummer in Pulled Apart By Horses who also runs Prints of Thieves). Put simply, these guys know what they’re doing!
The first night has already SOLD OUT but those who were lucky enough to snag a ticket will be treated to sets by London’s Devo-loving art-punks Beige Banquet, Cardiff-based psych outfit Obey Cobra, and the fantastically noisy, Leeds-based three-piece, Nape Neck. Oof! It’s going to be a good one!
Don’t despair if you missed out though as a second night has already been announced for Saturday 2nd July. A mind-blowing line-up that features intense, industrial techno from the mighty AJA, post-punk thrills and spills from Objections, immersive dark ambient soundscapes from Worriedaboutsatan and experimental punk from Manchester’s Cold Comfort. Get your tickets now, it’s going to be an absolute belter!
All words by Andy Brown. You can visit his author profile and read more of his reviews for Louder Than War here.