It’s been a long time coming. Finally…
Ferocious banjo-backed punk ragers Show Me The Body will be delivering an explosive performance to the Ramsgate faithful on June 24th! Known for their blistering live shows, this is simply unmissable for any punk fan.
“Magnificently cathartic. They sit somewhere between At the Drive-In’s tight soapbox screeds and Death Grips’ loose, rangy sermons, and in a lineage of right-on, pissed-off US punk stretching back to Fugazi” – The Guardian
Show Me The Body started as a band in 2009 consisting of Julian Cashwan Pratt (banjo and vocals), Harlan Steed (bass), and Gabriel Millman (drums). Noah Cohen Corbett (current drummer) joined the band in 2014. Their unique sound is heavily influenced, both sonically and in attitude, by the city that reared them: New York. The band has been at the forefront of the city’s underground since the release of their 2014 EP Yellow Kidney. Over the ensuing years Show Me The Body established themselves as one of the most exciting bands in the city, through their torrid live show and distinctive sonics.
Dog Whistle, Show Me The Body‘s most immediate and critically acclaimed body of work to date, is heavy yet honest. The album was produced by Chris Coady, Show Me The Body, and Gabriel Millman (original drummer and current in-house producer). Dog Whistle was written in Long Island City, Queens and recorded in Los Angeles, California in the summer of 2018. “Dog Whistle is a call-to-arms directed at the community, its sonic urgency reflecting the mounting challenges of surviving in the city” writes The Fader.
Show Me The Body has spent the last several years building and elevating a community of like minded artists and creative collaborators called Corpus. The first Corpus release was an eponymous mixtape featuring Denzel Curry, Princess Nokia, Eartheater, and more. More recently, Show Me The Body toured with Code Orange and King Krule. They’re currently preparing to set out on tour with HEALTH and Daughters.
“A wrenching, hulking mass of flesh, bone and blood. Like the twisting, snapping spine of a generation holding far too much weight” – NME
“Show Me The Body’s fierce political maelstrom is the truest continuation of the spirit of punk of any band working with guitars today” – The Line of Best Fit
“Vital and forceful enough across its length to sound like life and death” – DIY