Norwegian noise rock duo Barren Womb are premiering a music video for “White Raven” on Brooklynvegan, with the site advising readers: “….fans of Refused, Kvelertak and The Bronx should check this out.”
The track appears on the band’s latest album, “Nique Everything,” out now onSpartan Records.
Since 2011, Barren Womb have been raising both eyebrows and hell with their nasty swill of Punk ‘n’ Roll and Blackened Country Noise.
The follow-up to 2014’s debut LP, “The Sun’s Not Yellow, It’s Chicken, Nique Everything,” sees the band further exploring soundscapes, instrumentation, and themes more commonly found in Country/Americana than in Noise Rock. Yet it still retains every ounce of energy and conviction the duo has been known for in the past.
Nique Everything was recorded live and mixed by Håkon Gebhardt (ex-Motorpsycho, Ida Jenshus, Home Groan) at Das Boot Studio in Trondheim, Norway and mastered by Alan Douches (Converge, Japandroids, Young Widows) at West West Side Music.
1. Make sure you get yr whole head in front of t…
2. Heap blame/put to shame
3. White raven
4. Piss jugs
5. Town’s back the way you came
7. Man fucks burning goat
8. Devil run the game
9. You can’t fire me, because I quit
10. Svart hav
What others have said about Barren Womb:
..like a more punk version of Kvelertak…But where Kvelertak take everything over the top with herculean bombast, Barren Womb aim to strip it down to its core. You’ll hear it immediately in their feedback-drenched, lo-fi production with a gritty, raw performance, and then you’ll be shocked to learn that all that noise comes from just two dudes (instead of six!), a drummer and guitarist, with plenty of cowbell and some Rolling Stones-style clinky piano overdubs thrown in for good measure. Gray-beards like us could also reference bands like Refused and The Bronx here, both of which are apt comparisons. But whichever way you slice it this stuff just plain rocks. – Metalsucks
…a clatter-banging blast of swaggering noisy punk in the vein of Refused’s The Shape of Punk to Come. Theirs is a wall of sound that belies the two-man line-up and it doesn’t hurt that there’s the proverbial two tons of rocking fun included in the mix.- Decibel
Photo courtesy of Earshot Media