Blacklisters launch live video session for ‘I Knock Myself Out’

Blacklisters launch live video session for ‘I Knock Myself Out’


Blacklisters are Billy Mason Wood (vocals), Dan Beesley (guitar), Owen Griffiths (bass) and Alistair Stobbart (drums). The Leeds band have earned a reputation as a formidable live act through aggressive, confrontational performances riddled with dark humour, drawing comparisons to The Jesus Lizard and Pissed Jeans. Over the past few years, the Leeds quartet have deservedly earned their reputation as one of the UK’s most confrontational and aggressive live acts. See for yourself in this live studio version of ‘I Knock Myself Out’ which was filmed by Anthologies in Leeds.

Adult, their forthcoming second album was recorded at Suburban Home Studios in Leeds with producer Matt Johnson, aka MJ of Hookworms. The album is a clear progression for the band, and demonstrates a growing confidence in their song writing and performance, from the abstract art-noise to the unrelenting, brutally minimalist riffs that first put them on the radar.

‘I Knock Myself Out’

Adult, will be released via Smalltown America (home of Jetplane Landing, USA Nails, Axis Of, Carnivores…) on 18th September on all formats including special edition vinyl. The band are also set to tour the UK from September.

Their debut album BLKLSTRS was released in 2012, on the now defunct underground label Brew Records, to critical acclaim. Significantly, it saw fellow musicians, from Biffy Clyro to Pig Destroyer, lauding Blacklisters in the press and on radio. Blacklisters have since headlined tours in the UK and Europe, been invited to support the likes of Scratch Acid, Pig Destroyer, Future of the Left and Big Business, and recorded a live session at Maida Vale studios for the Radio 1 Rock Show.

Blacklisters – UK Dates:

11th September – The Fulford Arms, York w/ Dope Body

18th September – Brudenell Social Club, Leeds

25th September – The Wheatsheaf, Oxford

26th September – Shacklewell Arms, London

3rd October – Firebug, Leicester

4th October – Crauford Arms, Milton Keynes

9th October – The Parish, Huddersfield

10th October – Gulliver’s, Manchester

16th October – Ivory Blacks, Glasgow

17th October – Maguires Pizza Bar, Liverpool

19th October – Corporation, Sheffield

1st November – Hare & Hounds, Birmingham

29th November – Mutations Festival, Brighton w/ Lightning Bolt, Metz, Om, Chelsea Wolfe

Press & key quotes:

“If you like a grin lying underneath (or at times, over) your good kicking, then Blacklisters may just be the band for you. On the other hand, possibly not. Good luck in all future endeavours.” – Andrew Falkous, Future of the Left

“There’s a band called Blacklisters, from Leeds, and they play this crazy hardcore music…they’re just brilliant.” – Simon Neil, Biffy Clyro

“Blacklisters are one of my favourite bands out now, from the rhythmic punch of the drums and the thumping bass lines, to the snaking sinewy guitar lines. Add the frenetic vocal styling and you have a recipe for perfection.” – Blake Harrison, Pig Destroyer

“A veritable onslaught of dirty, filthy riffery” – Drowned in Sound

“Buried beneath the noise and feedback is a tightly coiled sense of dynamics, punctuated by angular shards of guitar…splendidly fucked up” – Kerrang!

“Mclusky being Pulled Apart By Horses”– NME

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Blacklisters launch live video session for ‘I Knock Myself Out’