With their debut album “Recipes from the Bible” out tomorrow, angular, noise-fused, math rock, Leeds based 3 piece Irk have shared a final Technoir live session video for ‘Insect Worship’. Vocalist Jack Gordon comments,
“Insect Worship is a big pop song, full of slinky grooves and groovy slinking. In the tradition of solid pop music, it covers the indiscriminate acrimony of a realist existence, and the desperate requisite for demonstrable causality and provenance, as well as the resulting urgent subconscious lengths people go to in order to protect themselves from the invariable aimless truth of things. Essentially; life is bad for no reason. The session was filmed by our pals at Technoir.”
Entirely self produced by the band, Irk have birthed a lumbering colossus of a record with “Recipes from the Bible”, caked in the world’s filth and brimming with astringent riffs and withering surrealist lyrics.
Featuring braying sax courtesy of The Physics House Band’s Miles Spilsbury, and shrieking guest vocals from Beige Palace’s Kelly Bishop, “Recipes from the Bible” sees Irk contort their sound into new and terrifying shapes.
Since releasing their debut EP “Bread and Honey” and a split EP with Wren in 2015, Irk have toured the UK and Europe extensively, whilst developing new material.
They have shared the stage alongside the likes of Pissed Jeans, Liturgy, Dope Body, Whores and Blacklisters, as well as a thundering set at Arctangent Festival 2017 (with Converge, Boris, TTNG) and Wrong Festival 2018 (with Alpha Male Tea Party and Future of the Left)
“Recipes from the Bible” was recorded and mixed by Irk’s drummer Matt at Glide Studio, with final touches added by mastering engineer Nick Zampiello (Daughters, Converge) at New Alliance East in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Irk will launch their album with a show in Leeds this Friday at Chunk. Expect more dates to be announced soon.