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XIII (Thirteen) Album Launch at Fruit, Hull
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'NORTH OF NOWHERE' Album Launch Party
Support – Pastel Jack and Incubated (More TBA)
Door Fee - £3 ADV + £3 OTD
XII - https://www.facebook.com/xiiirocks
13; a number that has stirred unease in the hearts of many. History and mythology have claimed this number to have caused any number of unfortunate incidents and events, and is thus avoided. From the thirteenth floor being missed from buildings, to the doomed Apollo 13 mission, an event covered in the barbs of the number.
However, this band, XIII, are not among those who fear the number. It is embraced as a sign of power and the determination to overcome that which seeks to hinder. Among the bands ranks are 4 young men, not known for their technical prowess, but for their love of performing the music they sweat and toil to create. Their influences are many, from thrash, speed, doom, sludge, groove and southern rock and metal, to country and blues. It is with these influences that they seek to create something that is a break from the norm, with songs like the raging “Triskaidekaphobia”, the empowering and crushing “Devastated by Reality”, the schizophrenic “Eclipse”, the heroic yet tortured “Longest Day” and the harrowing and soulful “Forever”. Their constant strive to show the humanity in their music is worn as a badge of honour, as each riff, beat, bass line, guitar solo and lyric is filled with appropriate amounts of sorrow, aggression, hope and strength, covering every shade of the spectrum.
Their lives gigs offer the same energy. They are ashamed to look bored during their set, will openly mock themselves and each other when mistakes are made. They are not afraid to show how rough their playing and sound is, for that is not what matters. They do not play for the adoration of anyone. They write their music for themselves, their enjoyment of performing is paramount and their sole purpose onstage. However, they are also fully aware that they would not be performing together were it not for those who give their support, something they are immensely grateful for.
In a world where music has become a serious, over populated and failing business, and is flaunted in the pursuit of admiration, something great is approaching.
The hour of XIII is on the horizon.
Pastel Jack - https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pastel-Jack/7625915799
Incubated - https://www.facebook.com/incubatedworld