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Interview: Lightning Bolt

Interview: Lightning Bolt

Wednesday 18th November, 2009 12:00PM

This time next week Lightning Bolt will bring their legendary live show to NZ for the first time ever,  Brannavan Gnanalingam caught up with drummer Brian Chippendale recently over email, here's his intro:

Possessing one of contemporary musicís most incendiary live shows and a clutch of critically acclaimed albums, Rhode Island duo Lightning Bolt have earned wild praise from some of musicís bigwigs (the likes of Steve Albini, John Peel). Their drum/bass set-up might sound limiting, but the uncompromising music and textures they create are anything but. They have just recently released Earthly Delights, their fifth album, and first since 2005ís lauded Hypermagic Mountain, and is further example of their unclassifiable sound. Their music straddles genres such as metal, noise, punk, prog, and favours textures, rhythms, and riffs over easy listening. Drummer/vocalist Brian Chippendale was kind enough to answer some questions about their m.o., and the new album via email...

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Lightning Bolt

Tue 24 November - Transmission Room, Auckland
Wed 25 November - SFBH, Wellington

Tickets on sale now here at UTR - don't miss this one!

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