Health will perform at Roadburn 2020 as part of James Kent’s curated event

Health have nestled comfortably alongside what some might consider more typical Roadburn bands for the best part of ten years now. Indeed your humble scribe recalls witnessing them at an edition of All Tomorrow’s Parties alongside the likes of Sleep, Electric Wizard, The Jesus Lizard and Grails. But it is with the invitation to James Kent’s curation, that Health find their home at Roadburn Festival.

Despite the often dreamlike quality of their vocals, Health has plenty of sharp edges; jagged, pixelated, and raw. The complex layers of synths and samples coagulate into a hypnotic, pulsating mass – perfect for those who find comfort in the claustrophobic confines of noise and synthwave.

James comments: “Health are amongst my favorite acts out there at the moment. Their unique sound blending heavy electronics, pop vocals and aggressive noise will make for a perfect addition to the festival.”

Health may not have the same hallmarks of heavy that are most traditional with Roadburn bands, but a darkness lurks beneath the shimmering surface that is enticing, intoxicating and illicit. As part of James Kent’s curation, Health continue to bridge the genre gap, urging us to bend to their collective will. We’re not sorry to say that resistance seems futile…

Health will perform at Roadburn 2020 as part of James Kent’s curated event on Thursday, April 16.

Becky Laverty / September 2019

Date: April 16

Time: TBA

Stage: TBA