The Noise Eating Monsters.
The Noise Eating Monsters play rants, roars and grooves, creating an improvised music that draws on their roots in thrash metal, free jazz, noise and dub. ‘Roaring’ is their second album for Mute Ant.
‘Mean, moody and magnificent, the improv power trio of the year’ A Jazz Noise
Making a deliriously rhythmic racket the band’s collective credits range from Squarepusher through Derek Bailey to Lee ‘Scratch’ Perry. The band comprises Alex Ward on guitar, Alex Thomas, drums and Tim Hill baritone Sax. On the new album the band concentrate on shorter punchier tracks plus two longer pieces that show gentler side to the monsters before succumbing to a hail of noise
1. Roar 4.32
2. Mashed 6.24
3. Wire Song 4.20
4. Ug 8.35
5. Gargle 2.58
6. Grot 5.44
7. Swail 9.29
The band’s first release on the New York label was acclaimed as one of the albums of 2017 by A Jazz Noise.
Alex Ward is a major figure in the British free improvisation scene, cutting his teeth with guitar maestro Derek Bailey. A composer, improviser and performing musician, his main instruments are guitar and clarinet. Alex Ward is currently touring in avant-garde supergroup This Not This Heat. Alex is one of comedian Stewart Lee’s favorite musicians
"...guitarist Alex Ward [is] a compulsively creative polymath of indiscriminately omnivorous appetite ... a reliably unpredictable axe-hero for collaborators of all backgrounds."
London based drummer Alex Thomas played in acclaimed thrash band Bolt Thrower and the flamboyant rock collective Chrome Hoof and is now highly in demand, playing and touring with John Cale, David Byrne, Beth Orton, Squarepusher, Bats for Lashes and U.N.K.L.E
Baritone sax player Tim Hill lives in Somerset and makes noise, often out of doors, drawing on free improvisation, street bands, grooves, electronica, composition, traditional music and ritual sound. Since the 1980s he has played with improvisers like Mike Cooper, Paul Burwell, Steve Noble, John Edwards and Derek Bailey.
“An agile and imaginative soloist… he plays with a visceral power that is hard to resist” www.thejazzmann.com
For more information and bookings contact Tim Hill firstname.lastname@example.org
released November 28, 2018