Irk are three polite wee rascals from Leeds who make ugly, angular, noise-fused, math rock, consisting of drums, bass, and vocals.
Irk are now gearing up to release their debut album “Recipes from the Bible” on 7th December. Entirely self produced by the band, Irk have birthed a lumbering colossus of a record, caked in the world’s filth and brimming with astringent riffs and withering surrealist lyrics.
Featuring braying sax courtesy of The Physics House Band’s Miles Spilsbury, and shrieking guest vocals from Beige Palace’s Kelly Bishop, “Recipes from the Bible” sees Irk contort their sound into new and terrifying shapes.
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Since releasing their debut EP “Bread and Honey” and a split EP with Wren in 2015, Irk have toured the UK and Europe extensively, whilst developing new material.
They have shared the stage alongside the likes of Pissed Jeans, Liturgy, Dope Body and Blacklisters, as well as a thundering set at Arctangent Festival 2017 (with Converge, Boris, TTNG) and Wrong Festival 2018 (with Alpha Male Tea Party and Future of the Left)
“Recipes from the Bible” was recorded and mixed by Irk’s drummer Matt at Glide Studio, with final touches added by mastering engineer Nick Zampiello (Daughters, Converge) at New Alliance East in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Jack Gordon – Vocals
Ed Snell – Bass
Matt Deamer – Drums