The May 13 release date for HORNSS’ full-length debut, No Blood No Sympathy, is quickly approaching, and the San Francisco trio have a self-made video for the track “Debreeding” to help smooth the way for its arrival. Like “Heir to the Pickle Throne,” which was premiered here last month, “Debreeding” is a catchy and driving track, tying growed-up punker recklessness to headbang-ready thrashisms with an underlying fuckall that comes through as loud as the fuzz itself. The clip is short at just over three minutes, and “Debreeding” itself is shorter than that, but the setup in the video and the execution once the song gets going make it worth the time nonetheless. Enjoy.
HORNSS have also announced a quickie Euro tour around a performance at the Incubate festival in the Netherlands this September. Info follows the video, courtesy of the PR wire:
HORNSS, “Debreeding” official video
HORNSS Premiere New ‘Debreeding’ Video + Announce Incubate Festival 2014 Appearance
Unlike some who are content to adopt that desert sound, HORNSS were born into it. Moulded by it from the very beginning in the case of members Mike Moracha and Nick Nava, who originally got their start in the Palm Springs band Solarfeast alongside ex-Kyuss/Evolution’s End member Chris Cockrell.
Formed in 2010 with a line-up completed by drummer Bil Bowman (formerly of Zodiac Killers, blackQueen and Scrog) HORNSS have taken to the stage in support of Fatso Jetson, Naam, Windhand, YOB and The Freeks and are every inch the band you’d hope they would be given the ancestry, influence and arid air that forged their formation.
Thanks to the LA based label EasyRider Records, this May the trio will have a debut album to call their own. Recorded at Earhammer Studios in Oakland with Greg Wilkinson, if you were sold on the strutting doom groove of their demo The Red Death then No Blood, No Sympathy is going to blow your mind and then some. Drawing on influences such as Hawkwind, St. Vitus and The Ramones HORNSS deliver devastating doom, death punk fury (both Mike and Nick were also founding members of San Fran punk band The Jack Saints), stoned out meanderings and crushing desert progressions that will strike a chord no matter where your allegiances lie.
HORNSS take to the road throughout August/September for a European tour in support of their debut album No Blood, No Sympathy, which will be released via EasyRider Records on 13th May. The trio will also appear at the Incubate Festival in Tiburg, Netherlands on 21st September 2014.
Mike Moracha – Guitar, Vocals
Nick Nava – Bass, Vocals
Bil Bowman – Drums
29th August – Utrecht @ ACU (Netherlands)
30th August – Siegen @ Vortex Musikclub (Germany)
5th September – Linz @ Ann And Pat (Austria)
6th September – Feldkirch @ Graf Hugo (Austria)
12th September – Ilirska Bistrica @ MKNZ (Slovenia)
20th September – Kortrijk @ The Pits (Belgium)
21st September – Tilburg @ INCUBATE FESTIVAL (Netherlands)