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Lightning Bolt: New Album ‘Earthly Delights’ + Tour Dates

Written by Toby Smith on September 15, 2009

Hailing from Rhode Island, USA, Lightning Bolt is a noise rock duo consisting of bassist Brian Gibson and drummer Brian Chippendale. Last we left this amplified tribe of two on 2005s Hypermagic Mountain, Lightning Bolt were tossing thousand of years worth of musical history into a wood chipper and coming up with some chewy chainsaw taffy. The new album, Earthly Delights, embarks on a musical journey that will take you to places both divine and sublime.

Through their countless releases, plus their must see tour documentary The Power of Salad, and a DIY touring ethic which has seen them perform in places such as parking lots, kitchens and sidewalks- the duo have created a legendary world of their own. Commonly known as guerrilla gigs, the Brian’s have gained a world wide cult following and are renowned for performing on the floor with the crowd gathered around them. Total chaos in true punk rock fashion. Lightning Bolt aside, Chippendale drummed on Bjork’s 2007 release Volta and is also a well established graphic designer and comic artist.

Lightning Bolt has played stages around the globe from the recent Barcelona Primavera festival to the My Bloody Valentine All Tomorrow Parties in NY, where the duo performed on the doorstep of radio DJ John Peel’s chalet at noon. Peel’s festival neighbour Steve Albini (Shellac, Big Black) commented “Best alarm clock I’ve ever had”. After 15 years of waiting, and praying, Lightning Bolt are finally touring Australia!

Australian / New Zealand November Tour Dates With special guests: Primitive Calculators & Grey Daturas

Friday 20th: Melbourne, Victoria: Thornbury Theatre w/ Beaches
Saturday 21st: Sydney, New South Wales: Manning Bar w/ Naked on the Vague
Sunday 22nd: Brisbane, Queensland: Hi Fi w/ Slug Guts & Abject Leader
Tuesday 24th: Auckland, New Zealand: Transmission Room
Wednesday 25th: Wellington, New Zealand: San Francisco Bath House
Thursday 26th: Hobart, Tasmania: Mona / Venue TBC
Friday 27th: Adelaide, South Australia: Fowlers Live w/ Robotsaurus
Saturday 28th: Melbourne, Victoria: Trades Hall / Static Age Festival

Tickets are $30 + BF / $35 on the door.


Earthly Delights is out through Stomp on the 16th of October

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