We’re absolutely bloody THRILLED to welcome American industrial metal outfit Uniform to Ramsgate on April 19th! Beautifully loud and punishing music to truly awaken the senses and inspire spirit.
A brutal melding of industrial, hardcore, thrash, noise, black metal and no wave. This will be, quite frankly, immense.
“Masterfully dark. A nasty, frightening record from a band who specialise in nasty, frightening records” – Loud and Quiet (9/10 review)
What if the antihero in your favourite film or book had no chance to repent, reconcile, or redeem himself? There’s no victim to rescue. There’s no evil to thwart. There’s no tyranny to turnover. Instead of saving the day against his better judgment, he just walks a Sisyphean circle of existential malaise doomed to repeat yesterday’s vices without the promise of a better tomorrow. Rather than tell this story on the screen or on the page, Uniform tell it on their fourth full-length album, Shame. The trio — Michael Berdan (vocals), Ben Greenberg (guitar, production), and Mike Sharp (drums) — strain struggle through an industrialised mill of grating guitars, warped electronics, war-torn percussion, and demonically catchy vocalisations.
Born in 2013, Uniform bulldozed a path to the forefront of underground music. Following Perfect World (2015) and Wake in Fright (2017), the group’s third offering, The Long Walk (2018), represented a critical high watermark. Pitchfork christened it “their most unified—and most deranged—record to date,” and The Line of Best Fit crowned them “vanguards within the genre.” In addition to touring with the likes of Deafheaven and Boris, they joined forces with The Body for a pair of collaborative albums – Mental Wounds Not Healing (2018) and Everything That Dies Someday Comes Back (2019) – as well as the live release, Live at the End of the World (2020).
“Amid Ben Greenberg’s thrash metal guitar riffs and the brutal impact of Mike Sharp’s drums, no element of Uniform’s sound cuts as deep as Michael Berdan’s manic primal scream” – Treble Zine
“Unsurprisingly bleak, yet utterly captivating. One of the most exciting acts in alternative music” – Distorted Sound
“Uniform continue to pummel their listeners with their abrasive take on industrial metal. The trio have solidified themselves as vanguards within the genre” – The Line of Best Fit