Crawl

Elk Blood's debut album is indebted to experimental groups like Wire, This Heat, PiL, Throbbing Gristle, Swans and Xiu Xiu. Incorporating screamed vocals, analogue synths, sound collage, drum machines and vocal processing with the guitars and drums of hardcore punk and emo. With lyrical themes exploring death, loss, sexuality and Catholicism, the Manchester-based band attempt to come terms with the suicide of a friend. The album was recorded in the house where the band lived and their friend died.

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