SLUG Tour Dates

SLUG is the musical venture from the mind of Ian Black, a merrily disruptive influence on the North East music for more than a decade.

With SLUG, Black wanted to get away from the tinnitus inducing noise rock of his formative bands, letting the idea dictate the song’s form and sonic palette. Black says of the album “'What ifs' play a massive part.... what if we use a stoner metal riff and use it like a dub bass part or what if we combined the drumming style of John Bonham with James Brown beat and the squelch bass of Claudio Simonetti and Fabio Pignatelli”.

Taking inspiration from film soundtracks (Enter the Dragon, Suspiria), 20th century abstract and minimalist music but also the rock and funk chops of Led Zeppelin, Prince and Funkadelic, the resulting album is concise, unselfconscious, idiosyncratic and exquisitely executed. Animators Brothers Quay, Phil Mulloy and Jan Svankmajer oblique approaches to subject matter also rubbed off on Black and lend the SLUG album an air of the hypnagogic.

SLUG tour dates listed on since Jan 2015.

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Past Events

Here are the most recent UK tour dates we had listed for SLUG. Were you there?

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    Manchester, The Eagle Inn
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    Brighton, The Green Door Store
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    Bristol, Hy-Brasil Music Club
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    Birmingham, Hare & Hounds
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    York, The Crescent Community Venue
  • Deer Shed Festival 9 Drenge, Nadine Shah, Blaenavon, Mush, Goldfrapp…
    Topcliffe, Baldersby Park
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    Newcastle upon Tyne, The Cluny & The Cluny 2
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    London, The Lexington
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    Manchester, Soup Kitchen
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    Glasgow, The Hug & Pint