EXCLUSIVE SETS: KNOLL performing tracks from Interstice

They’re probably sick of people saying it by now, but from a band so young, displaying this much talent, we can only imagine what KNOLL will be capable of a few years down the line from now. The debut, self-released album, Interstice, was released earlier this year by these college-age musicians and had us – and many others – hooked. If you like your music fast fast, if you like it grinding, if you like it nihilistic and caustic, then KNOLL is well worth your time. With Roadburn regulars Kurt Ballou (mixing) and Ethan Lee McCarthy (cover art) already part of their team, they come with something of a solid gold seal of approval.

We tentatively approached to see if they’d be interested in participating in Roadburn Redux and fortunately for us – and soon you – they agreed enthusiastically. They’ll be performing a few tracks from Interstice – plus a brand new track – and giving us even more reason to will on the return of live performances, up close and personal.

“Roadburn and Europe in general is something we’ve been dreaming about for years. Having the opportunity to express ourselves with a performance in a currently stagnant realm is a blessing. We’ve been preparing our material for live recreation in the hopes that some opportunity should arise – there is nothing more exciting to us than being able to do it at Roadburn among incredibly talented friends.”

Clear half an hour in your schedule before April 16 and get familiar with these guys; we have a feeling that we’ll be hearing a lot more of them very soon.

KNOLL will perform as part of Roadburn Redux, April 16-18.

Becky Laverty

Date: April 17

Time: 16.20

Type: Exclusive Sets