Author & Punisher
Rebellion Manchester presents;
► Author & Punisher
AUTHOR & PUNISHER, named, “one of the most prolific acts in aggressive music,” by Noisey, has fabricated a new arsenal of machines and is working on his debut release for Relapse Records due out in late 2018. Last year saw the self-released EP Pressure Mine which followed full-length Melk En Honing, released in 2015 via Phil Anselmo’s Housecore Records. The record was listed among Decibel Magazine’s Top 40 Albums Of 2015 and continues to astound listeners globally.
After leaving a career as mechanical engineer in Boston to focus on art and sculpture, Tristan Shone, the creator and sole artist behind AUTHOR & PUNISHER, moved west to pursue his MFA in Southern California. In the metal and machine shops of University of California, San Diego, Shone forged a relationship with design, sound and fabrication that ultimately yielded AUTHOR & PUNISHER‘s first music and mapped the journey away from traditional instrumentation towards custom made, precision machinery. Shone used his
technical knowledge, along with his artistic background to create what Wired Magazine has hailed as his own “special brand of doom metal.”
All aspects of the AUTHOR & PUNISHER sound begin with physical movement, limbs struggling in unison to coordinate a wall of electronic rhythm and oscillation, ultimately conditioned by an organic and loose quality absent of plastic perfection. AUTHOR & PUNISHER performances are a real amalgamation between man and mechanisms. They are direct, physical, heavy experiences that have amassed praise and intrigue from a wide array of audiences. Pitchfork styled him “immediate but mysterious,” Stereogum described his “chilling, unrecognizable form,” and NPR hails him as “a thrill [who] fires on all cylinders”.
Doors 19:00 | £10 ADV | £15 OTD
Drinks offers – www.rebellion.club/the-bar
14+ | Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult
2b Whitworth Street West
Manchester M1 5WZ