New Band of the Day: Conan (includes tour dates)


I’m tieing this one in with news of their upcoming UK tour. Conan, who let’s face it must be named after Robert E. Howard‘s classic Cimmerian (or, if you’re a sad git who doesn’t read books, then two of Arnie’s early films), come from an equally chilly and remorseless place: Liverpool.

They lay claim to a sound as heavy as interplanetary thunder, a charge I dispute given that thunder is the result of a sudden heating and cooling of air around lightning strikes; whereas interplanetary regions are pretty much close to a near-vacuum and thus silent. However, it’s a nice use of hyperbole and artistic license so I’ll let it slide. This time.

Originally a two-piece, they engulfed one extra member (after chewing a few other up and spitting them out) to evolve as a more stable tripod – Jon, Phil and Paul on guitars/vox, bass/vox and skins respectively. This journey from 2006 to present has seen them chuck out a couple of demos and a full album. Their sophomore release, Blood Eagle, is due out in early March 2014.

So are they really as heavy as a heavy thing in a place with no oxygen, but its own portable supply of air? Give ’em a listen and find out.

Oh, and those tour dates for March 2014 are as follows:

  • 14th NOTTINGHAM – Stuck On A Name
  • 15th BOURNEMOUTH – The Anvil
  • 16th BIRMINGHAM – The Asylum 2
  • 17th GLASGOW – Audio
  • 18th TBC
  • 19th MANCHESTER – Kraak Gallery
  • 20th CARDIFF – The Full Moon
  • 21st BRIGHTON – The Prince Albert
  • 22nd LONDON – Electrowerkz
  • 23rd BASINGSTOKE – Mousetrap

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