If comedian Martin Mull’s much-misappropriated saying “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture” holds any weight, attempting to sum up the equally ecstatic and obliterating experience of witnessing Sunn O))) at their most potent feels a bit breakdancing about brutalism or trying to riverdance about Mycenaean revivalism. Trickier still, trying to make anything resembling a few vaguely coherent mental notes for the purpose of this review (which, for this writer, proves an experiential trek veering between total oblivion and wildly fluctuating interior monologue) is a laughable prospect – the tripped-out, coeliac plexus-crushing equivalent of pissing into the wind of your mind. “Am I enjoying this?…
It’s been announced that American drone metal masters Sunn O))) will play two Irish shows in July. With their original score to horror film The Devil’s Candy scheduled for U.S. release tomorrow (March 17), the Seattle legends – whose live set-up comprises of core members Stephen O’Malley, Greg Anderson and others – will play Belfast’s Limelight 1 on July 17 and Dublin’s Button Factory on July 18. Tickets for the shows – priced £22.50 + booking fee for the former and €25.oo inc. booking fee for the latter – are on sale now.