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HANDLE (UK, Manchester)
LP forthcoming on Upset The Rhythm (London) & Maternal Voice (Stockholm)
groove punk trio, minimal but pack a punch.
From the ashes of the sadly departed DUDS, rise HANDLE.
‘A newly formed trio featuring a few familiar faces from Manchester’s creative underground scene. On bass guitar and drums, there’s Giulio Erasmus and Nirvana Heire, former members of the much-loved punk band DUDS; while upfront on vocals and keyboards is Leo Hermitt, a genderqueer multidisciplinary artist renowned for their challenging, thought-provoking work on the city’s arts and literary scenes.
For fans of: A Certain Ratio, Devo, The Fall, Yo La Tengo.
‘Incorporating a diverse range of influences, from samba to no wave, this three-piece from Manchester (now based between Manchester/London/Brussels) make a uniquely minimal sound, buoyed by poetic, urgent vocals. Each instrument brings its own voice, yet somehow the result is a brilliantly unified and understated sonic experience that demands your attention.
Handle is made up of Giulio Erasmus and Nirvana Heire (former members of D.U.D.S) and Leo Hermitt, a genderqueer multidisciplinary artist. The group mesh politics, a trans experience of time and the avant-garde with tribal percussion, and urgent, agitated vocals. Their songs – all of which clock in around the two minute mark – owe as much to performance poetry as they do to post-punk. Its dark shapes move beneath a roiling surface. Jolting, shattering, cracking, smoothed, bounded, punctuated. The ‘In Threes’ LP (Released on Upset The Rhythm, Maternal Voice & Absolute Fiction) is a collection of frenetic sounds for frenzied forms.’
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