• Irish Tour: Boris

    Boris set out on their Irish tour last week performing live at Cyprus Avenue in Cork, The Button Factory in Dublin and The Black Box in Belfast with support from Pupil Slicer. Photos by Celeste Burdon, Monika Ruman and Aislinn McGinn Cyprus Avenue in Cork by Celeste Burdon The Button Factory in Dublin by Monika Ruman The Black Box in Belfast by Aislinn McGinn

  • Video Premiere: Boris – The Power (Live)

    Japanese experimental rock heroes Boris kick off their 25th Anniversary European tour in Moscow tomorrow night, a twenty-date traipse that concludes at shows in Dublin’s Whelan’s on August 20, Cork’s Cyprus Avenue on August 21, Belfast’s Limelight on August 23, before finishing in Helsinki two nights later. Ahead of what’s set to be a blitzing tour from the low-end merchants, comprised of Atsuo, Takeshi and Wata, we’re pleased to present a first look at a new live video of ‘The Power’, a pummelling, seven-minute, doom-drenched highlight from the band’s new – twenty-third – studio album, Dear. Check that and the band’s full…

  • Boris – Dear

    There is a delightful uncertainty associated with a new Boris album. The Japanese three piece have spent twenty-five years keep metal fans on their toes with aplomb. Every new release brings with it a myriad of questions of style, tone and content that makes the pre-release period surprisingly fun. This extends to the first few runs through the record. Each iteration uncovers unexpected turns, subtle slivers of sound folded deeply into the mix and new tapestries of noise that you somehow missed. The only real guarantee that the group offers is that things are going to get exceeding heavy at…

  • Boris Announce Irish Dates

    To coincide with their grand twenty-third studio album – and 25th anniversary – experimental trio Boris have announced that they’ll play Dublin, Belfast and Cork in August. Noted for their genre-spanning output, the threesome will play Dublin’s Whelan’s on August 20, Cork’s Cyprus Avenue on August 21 and Belfast’s Limelight on August 23. Tickets are on sale now for the Dublin and Cork shows; tickets for the Belfast date go on sale on Monday, May 22. Dear is released worldwide on July 14.