Rather than worship solely at the altar of Amphetamine Reptile, Memphis’ Pressed choose to navigate the realms of noise rock in their own unique way. They weave together noise rock’s affinity for groove and grimy tones with sludgy guitars and dissonant, more metal adjacent characteristics, which results in a raw, undoubtedly vicious and pissed sound. The band’s 2017 debut EP, Anxiety Dream, showcases this sound throughout five venomous tracks that will pique the interest of noise rock enthusiasts of all shapes and sizes.
Svbterranean recently caught up with 3/4ths of the band to discuss their introductions to noise rock, their new EP, and more.
HAAN is a blistering 4 piece noise rock band from NYC, operating in the spirit of all that description implies. In the grand, grimy tradition of their forebears like Helmet and Unsane, HAAN will hit you in the gut and leave you lying breathless in the street. Their particular fusion of post punk/hardcore and hard rock is muscular and undulating, not leaving anything to the imagination as they strip all of the filth and stress and rage off of daily life and hold it up in front of your face. This is exactly what the band accomplishes on their new offering By the Grace of Blood and Guts, out 8/10/18 on Aqualamb Records. Continue Reading