Introducing: Abattoir Blues - Awake

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Back in 2012 we featured a few tracks from an Art Is Hard split 7" featuring work from Joanna Gruesome, Keel Her, Gum and Playlounge. To our delight, the label are putting out another 4-way split 7" under their now named Family Portrait volumes. The subject of our post though, is the introduction of newcomers Abattoir Blues who feature on the release, along with Bruising, Fruit Bomb and Living Hour.

The post-punk five-piece from Brighton are exactly what you expect to hear on an Art Is Hard release and the raw tenacity and power of "Awake" feels special - we shit you not. The band have an Eagulls/Holograms kind of angsty growl to their sound and possess enough raw power to progress nicely in their chosen niche.

You can grab a pre-order of the AIH Family Portrait Vol.II (out April 26th) from their website and you can also catch Abattoir Blues touring on these dates:

06/05 - Leeds - Nation Of Shopkeepers
07/05 - Manchester - Fallow Cafe
08/05 - Brighton - Green Door Store
09/05 - London - Old Blue Last