New York City’s own SHOW ME THE BODY have announced World War Tour UK, a headline tour around the UK this summer including a performance at this years OUTBREAK Festival. Support on all dates, apart from Cardiff, comes from Island Of Love and special guests for the London show only, Stingray.
You can see the band at the following dates:
25th June – Outbreak Festival, Manchester – Tickets
26th June – Audio, Glasgow – Tickets
27th June – Boom, Leeds – Tickets
28th June – Craufurd Arms, Milton Keynes – Tickets
29th June – Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff – Tickets
30th June – The Asylum, Birmingham – Tickets
1st July – Village Underground, London – Tickets
Tickets on sale now
The band release their new album ‘Trouble The Water’ late last year via Loma Vista Recordings. Recorded entirely at CORPUS studios in Long Island City and produced with Arthur Rizk (Power Trip, Turnstile, Municipal Waste), ‘Trouble The Water’ is the culmination of nearly a decade of barrelling against New York City’s structural ambivalence and indifference; an invocation to a like-minded global community to consider the alchemy of family-building, and of turning water to blood. The 12-tracks of ‘Trouble The Water’ both reference and pay homage to the physical city, and the New York Sound: not one particular genre, but the people and subcultures that encapsulate its true foundation, style, and spirit; while expanding upon and reckoning with the hyperlocal territory of 2019’s ‘Dog Whistle’, which features the standout track “Arcanum.”
Although the title invokes the ancient alchemy Moses wielded to free and unite Israelite peoples, ‘Trouble The Water’ refuses nostalgia or mimicry. Instead, it considers the sublime power of the unifying physical practices that can be enacted daily, to invoke immeasurable spiritual and collective reactions. Buoyed by moments of stinging stillness and compulsive, almost optimistic, malfunctioning rhythms, the work is literally a conjuration to dance, and move. If we are really living through the end of the world, maybe every movement we make, no matter how slight, is actually boundless and radical.
SHOW ME THE BODY is an ecclesiastical hardcore trio consisting of Julian Cashwan Pratt (founder; banjo and vocals), Harlan Steed (founder; bass), and Jackie McDermott (current drummer). The band, originally started in 2009, have released a handful of EPs and two groundbreaking studio albums in 2016’s ‘Body War’ and the aforementioned 2019 release ‘Dog Whistle’. They have organised non-traditional, intentional DIY spaces for NYC youth since 2015, and since expanded that work to a global capacity through their urgent, ceremonial live shows, subterranean punk and hip-hop mixed tours, and their CORPUS NYC platform. Through the intentional cultivation of their local and global chosen families, and a decade-long dedication to sustaining the New York Sound, SHOW ME THE BODY has solidified a legacy of confronting and permanently shifting the rigid limitations of the hardcore genre.
‘Trouble The Water’ by SHOW ME THE BODY
Out now via Loma Vista Recordings
1. Loose Talk
2. Food From Plate
4. We Came To Play
5. War Not Beef
6. Out of Place
7. Boils Up
8. Buck 50
10. Using It
12. Trouble The Water