Words by Ed King
On Monday 16 October, LA based garage rockers Flat Worms come to the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath – alongside support from Birmingham’s Total Luck and Manchester’s Wax Head.
Doors open at the Hare from 7:30pm, with tickets priced at £15 + booking fee – as promoted by This Is Tmrw. Minimum age for entry is 14 with anyone aged 16 and under needing adult supervision.
Coming to Birmingham for the last date of their UK tour, before jumping across the Channel for a series of gigs throughout France, Flat Worms are globetrotting with their latest studio album – the Ty Segall produced, Witness Marks.
An 11 track noise fest, as one would expect from the Californian trio who self described their release as ‘a buzzing combo of blunt force and surreal lyrics to hammer the absurdity of the status quo’, the latest LP has been brewing up a variety of storms since it’s September release on the Chicago based independent Drag City.
But whilst Flat Worm’s new album has all the haze and hallmarks you’d expect, there’s a smidge of production polish in comparison to their self-titled 2017 debut or 2020 sophomore LP, Antarctica.
Still as ferocious and amp confounding, with Will Ivy’s facts-in-your-face vocals swamped by relentless waves of guitar and percussion, the third edition into the Flat Worms Hall of Fame is well worth a stop, look, and listen.
All three of which you can do at the Hare and Hounds on Monday 16 October. Lucky you.
Support comes from the well loved Birmingham punksters Total Luck, and Manchester’s psych/garage four piece Wax Head. So, expect turned up tuneage, tinnitus, and a good start to the week.
And if you need a bit more convincing, check out ‘Time Warp in Exile’ below – a tiny taste from the new album.
Now get your hands down the back of that sofa and pawn the cat, you’ve got a gig ticket to buy.
‘Time Warp in Exile’ – Flat Worms
Flat Worms play at the Hare and Hounds in Kings Heath on Monday 16 October, with support from Total Luck and Wax Head. For direct gig info and links to online ticket sales click here.
For more on Flat Worms check out their Instagram account at: www.instagram.com/flatwormsband