Heathen Skulls Presents
A Place To Bury Strangers (NY) Tickets
8:00pm, Mon 21 January, 2013
Transit Bar, ACT
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Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, A Place To Bury Strangers are an uncompromising noise rock power trio that create lush sounding, dense layers of atmospheric and harmonious noise that best resembles the like of The Jesus and Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Suicide, Sonic Youth, The Velvet Underground, and various other like minded genre defying cult artists.
If you want to talk genres, they've been described as post punk and shoe gazer sounding, which I'm sure in the eyes and ears of their devoted fans barely scratches the surfaces of where they're really at, sonically speaking of course.
Since their inception in 2001, their first show being in 2003, Oliver Ackermann remains the only consistent member from the original line up. Starting off on drums, Oliver now fronts the band as their guitarist and vocalist, whilst running his own guitar effects company and music venue, both titled Death By Audio.
APTBS (as they're commonly referred to) have recorded two full length studio albums and countless EP's, their first three EP's (Red, Blue, Green) were later compiled and released as a self titled album's worth of material, so in a sense, they've actually recorded / released three studio albums.
After melting minds at sold out shows across the globe, not to mention playing every note worthy festival imaginable, two of which being All Tomorrows Parties and Primavera, APTBS have built up an incredible loyal hardcore fan base.
After their critically acclaimed 2nd album Exploded Head, which is a personal favorite, and one that kept them on the road for the greater period of two years, in early 2012, APTBS finally released their 3rd album WORSHIP, which was accompanied by the EP Onwards to the Wall (which features Allan Bickle of Baroness on drums), both releases were hailed in the press, and worshipped by their fans.
With a new rhythm section consisting of New Zealand's Dion Lunadon (formally of D4) on bass and Robi Gonzalez on drums, Oliver has taken the post punk attack of APTBS to the next logical level, and with undisputed critical acclaim, they've successfully has won over a legion of new fans.
In January 2013 APTBS will finally return to Australian shores.