We are releasing our debut album on March 5th 2012. It's taken 18 months of preparation, but finally the time is here! We've produced a beautiful digipak CD with a 24 page booklet illustrated by Joni Marriott, which you can pre-order now through bandcamp.
Some more info on the ideas behind the album can be seen in the press release below:
The laws of probability dictate that living in Bermondsey leads to a high chance of spending your life getting twatted at the weekend in between the 9 to 5 grind. Forming a heavy rock band in this part of the world makes you somewhat of an anomaly and that's just how Antlered Man like it.
The band have always lived a nomadic, hand to mouth existence and squandered their limited earnings on various botched musical campaigns. Now with the economic downturn hitting our pockets hard, we’re all preparing for a taste of what it's like to be in Antlered Man and this is one of many themes mused in début album “Giftes 1&2”.
Hailed by Artrocker as an “Intriguing mash between the metally poetic darkness of SOAD and our own favourite Future of the Left” , the band describe themselves as “fucked up shape-shifting band with lots of punk-ethic goo spattered on top”. This becomes ever so clear on the upcoming single “Surrounded By White Men” released on 13th February.
This Mike Patton infused, dirty political power house of a band also captured the attention of Belfast's finest And So I Watch You From Afar who took them on tour across Europe in late 2011.
Antlered Man's début is a schizophrenic beast. A record that would nestle happily on the Ipecac roster and again like Patton they have maintained that things are always done better when they actually do it themselves. A little narcissistic, yeah, but when you're this badarse - you deserve a label. So with this in mind the band set up their own imprint in the form of Goo Grrrl Records.
Plans for a full UK/European tour in March/April are under way and with the release of “Giftes 1&2” and more recording in the pipline - both lyrically and musically it will be hard for anyone to come close to this band in 2012
Antlered Man are Danny Fury (guitar), Damo Ezekiel Holmes (vocals), Sam Ray (bass) and Oliver Parker (drums).
PLEASE NOTE: All customers in Germany / Switzerland / Austria wanting to order the album should go to www.noisolution.de
for more information. Any orders taken through bandcamp from GSA, will be cancelled and refunded.
released 05 March 2012