Crux: SEA Tour & Debut 7″ Available!
Crux is yet another Australian band coming in to sample the sambal of Boleh-land during their Southeast Asian tour. Unlike Cut Sick though, the young band is more on the heavy, frantic & dark crust leaning (a bit like fellow Aussies Schifosi, sans the epic drama) and they are bloody good!
more info: myspace.com/cruxhc, and check out their itinerary for the shows all around the region below. These guys are going for a long haul, starting in Malaysia, and going through Philippines, Kalimantan (South Borneo for the uninitiated), Singapore & Java!
Before that, here’s a bit of a review for Crux’s debut 7″, now available at The Ricecooker Shop, written by Ken S for MRR:
Dark, throaty, female vocals growl over four tracks of blistering thrash that slows to build a brooding mood before turning back to a fast assault of up-tempo hardcore.
While this Australian band has unmistakable modern His Hero is Gone-esque influences and occasional musical flourishes (and the chops to pull them off), something about the basic, solid recording and simple-yet-effective attack of the music brings to mind lots of great thrash and hardcore from the early ’90s – Disrupt, Deformed Conscience, etc. – where the intent was more influenced by hardcore than metal.
It’s refreshing to hear a band seemingly defining its own sound as opposed to “sounding like X,”and the lyrics have and introspective and thoughtful edge on otherwise staid punk topics. Cool.
-Ken Sanderson, MRR 296
9 copies are available at The Ricecooker Shop for RM15 each.
or if you’re reading from somewhere NOT Boleh-Land, the 7″ is available for $8 ppd from:
Another Day of Nothing Records, PO Box 22, Enmore, NSW 2042 Australia | email: anotherdayofnothing at yahoo dot com
Jun 27 2008 | 08:00PM | Rainhouse, Taiping
Jun 28 2008 | 08:00PM | Wisma oh Kongsi, Penang
— with: Second Combat / Militan / Daighila / Carburetor Dung (and one more)
Jun 29 2008 | 03:00PM | Awakening, Taman Danau Desa, KL
— with: Blood On Wedding Dress / Kesumat / Pazahora / Kah-Roe-Shi / Tools Of The Trade || 3pm / RM6
Jul 01 2008 | 08:00PM | Dayo Bar, Quezon City, Manila
Jul 02 2008 | 08:00PM | Titoblue Bar, Malalos, Bulacan
Jul 03 2008 | 08:00PM | Freedom bar, Quezon City
Jul 04 2008 | 08:00PM | Singapore TBA
Jul 05 2008 | 08:00PM | Singapore TBA
Jul 06 2008 | 08:00PM | Jakarta
Jul 07 2008 | 12:00PM | Plastic Garage, Samarinda, Kalimantan
Jul 08 2008 | 08:00PM | Backyard Invasion, Balikpapan, Kalimantan
Jul 10 2008 | 08:00PM | Bandung TBA
Jul 12 2008 | 08:00PM | Gampingan, Yogjakarta
Jul 16 2008 | 08:00PM | Lessong Musik Studio, Sukun, Malang
Jul 17 2008 | 08:00PM | Surabaya, TBA