Gender Roles in Leeds
Brudenell Social Club, Leeds
Friday 22nd October 2021, £8.00
After a whirlwind 2019, Brighton based Gender Roles return in October 2021 with their Rock Refresher UK tour. 2019 saw the band release their debut album PRANG through Big Scary Monsters Recordings, chaotic sell-out headline shows across the UK & Europe followed and the year ended triumphantly with a live Maida Vale Session for Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1. Since then, the band have been working tirelessly in the studio on the follow-up album to PRANG. With album 2 safely in the bag, the band look forward to both debuting new material live in October - as well as playing those fan-favourites once again!
In January 2021 Gender Roles released standalone AA singles Dead or Alive / So Useless to much acclaim, already selling out on vinyl and receiving national airplay and playlisting across BBC R1, BBC 6 Music, Radio X, Amazing Radio and more.
Dead or Alive video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OY_NYExjynM
Live show in Paris - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmYySB3H8zg
Live in Brighton - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58FPlL6d6Nk
Live from 2000 Trees Festival (2018) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GWWsk2U6Wq8
Gender Roles released debut album, PRANG, on 30th August 2019 through Big Scary Monsters Recordings. The album was recorded and produced by Ian Sadler at Emeline Studios, Kent, over 10 days in the beginning of 2019. The album builds on the hook-laden yet heavy signature sound laid out on previous releases and focuses it across 10 cohesive tracks taking issues from all areas of life and putting them in a positive frame. Just a month after the release of PRANG, the band embarked on a sell-out UK tour, already sparking mass singalongs to album tracks such as You Look Like Death, Hey With Two Whys and fan-favourite Bubble.
While its the immediate catchiness of their grunge-flavoured alt-punk that hits you first, closer inspection reveals jittery math-rock riffs, the occasional heroic guitar solo and hints of the quirkily expansive attitudes to songwriting often found in the works of Biffy Clyro or Steven Battelle. PRANG is a party you wont want to leave early and Gender Roles are only just getting started. Kerrang! Magazine Aug 2019
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