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When Teesside’s Cellar Door released their last EP Discordia, they said that they originally wanted to create something of a spaghetti western trilogy, taking inspiration from the works of Ennio Morricone. Now gearing up to release their latest offering Gold & Gore, the group have retained some of the elements that made Morricone’s soundtracks so recognisably epic but have admitted to moving away from the whole idea of the ‘concept album.’ What’s come about from this new found freedom is a masterclass of an EP that’s filled with post-punk intensity mixed with a little dash of sweaty sensuality. From the opening, almost bluesy stomp of Minor Sore with its virtuoso guitar interludes to the Interpol-esque menace of It Follows and the reverb-laden riffs of Blue Ridges, Gold & Gore bears some of the hallmarks of Discordia but everything sounds more refined and distinctive.

The band have said: “Gold & Gore favours a more visceral and textured approach, featuring three stand-alone tracks and more foot stomping than ever. Following a decision to take a more professional approach to recording we have added depth and intricacy to our writing, whilst maintaining our band ethos….’Hit ’em hard, then get them grooving’.”

Listening to Gold & Gore gives you the feeling that Cellar Door are a band who’ve found their identity. Long may it continue.

Gold & Gore is released on Saturday 17th October.

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