It seems there’s never a month that goes by that Inverted Grim-Mill and Snakes Don’t Belong In Alaska don’t bring something mysterious, cacophonic or just downright evil sounding to the Northumberland Arms’ dungeon-like room.
This month is no exception, with the darkly atmospheric but easy on the ears Fvnerals from Glasgow appearing at the venue on Friday 21st October. Originally formed in Brighton in 2012, the band have toured the UK a number of times and appeared at the Doom Over Leipzig Festival in Germany before eventually swapping the seaside pleasures of the south coast for the shipyards and inherent gloom of Glasgow in 2015.
Promoting their upcoming album Wounds (released on Golden Antenna on 14th October), they touch on doom, shoegaze, post-rock and ambient styles yet remain unbeholden to any single genre. The first glimpse of the new record, Shiver, is like an anaesthesia dream; cold, chilling and somnambulant with ethereal vocals lulling you into a false sense of security before rudely awakening you with the crunch of feedback-laden guitars.
Support comes from Nottingham’s purveyors of doomy post-rock Dystopian Future Movies, who mix just the right amount of twinkly discordance with angsty jangles to whet your metal whistles, and local noise-maker Rachel Lancaster.