Warish share new single, tour w/ Black Lips starts today
Photo: Greg Bojourquez
“Remember when indie rock sounded all grimy, corroded and metal-sludgy — the last thing you’d hear in a commercial or being played at an arena show? Warish do. It’s music to the ears of anyone who wants to damage their ears.” — Rolling Stone
“Warish totally rules… An awesome mixture of punk energy, biker rock fuzz, and grunge growl.” — Kerrang!
“Sludgy and punk-y at the same time, with an Iggy and the Stooges meets Misfits vibe, plus a bit of stoner rock and metal mixed in, as well.” — Consequence of Sound
Rolling Stone previously hailed Warish as a Song You Need To Know feature HERE.
Warish hit the road this week supporting The Black Lips on the East Coast. Please see all upcoming dates below.
Imagine if early, weird Aberdeen Nirvana were crossed with low budget horror-obsessed garage-punks.
Warish is a very newly minted SoCal trio formed in early 2018 that has wasted no time making its presence known. The band formed when guitarist/vocalist and pro-skater Riley Hawk (son of skating legend Tony Hawk) and drummer Nick (Broose) McDonnell decided they wanted to try their hand at something more distinct than they’d done previously.
“We wanted to do simpler riffs and a fun live show,” Riley explains. “A little more punk, a little bit of grunge… a little evil-ish.”
Their sound takes cues from a variety of cool underground sounds and twists it all into an energetic and exciting fist to the face of dark fury. Hawk’s effect-laden vocals hearken to 90s industrial monsters Ministry and David Yow‘s tortured caterwaul in Scratch Acid. The guitars are heavy and powerful, though decidedly not straightforward cookie cutter punk; more like Cobain‘s and Buzz Osbourne‘s wiry contortions. The rhythms bash and pummel right through it all with aggressive force ensuring that nothing gets overly complicated and the horrors keep coming throughout the band’s uh, warlike assault.
The band’s debut album Down In Flames is available on LP, CD and download, released on September 13th, 2019 via RidingEasy Records. Available to order in all formats HERE.
WARISH LIVE 2020:
02/19 Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle *
02/20 Lancaster, PA @ Chameleon Club *
02/21 Asbury Park, NJ @ Asbury Lanes *
02/22 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church *
02/23 Washington, DC @ Union Stage *
02/24 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg *
02/26 Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair *
02/27 Portsmouth, NH @ 3S Artspace *
02/28 Montreal, QC @ Foufounes Electriques *
02/29 Toronto, ON @ Lee’s Palace *
03/01 Detroit, MI @ Deluxe Fluxx *
03/02 Chicago, IL @ Subterranean
03/05 Denver, CO @ Streets Denver
03/10 San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
08/14 Las Vegas, NV @ Mandalay Bay – Psycho Las Vegas
* w/ Black Lips