January 15, 2015


Axes are a four piece based in London hailing from Essex, Scotland, Iran and Denmark, whose members collectively have been playing in math and punk rock bands for over 40 years!

Formed in March 2011, they’ve been steadily carving out their own euphoric math punk niche in the sometimes murky, overpopulated waters of instrumental rock. Their fast paced, high energy, ‘million riffs a minute’ aural assault, always performed with infectious smiles and bags of boisterous on-stage chemistry, is a breath of fresh air.

Signed to Big Scary Monsters in November 2012, they released their debut self titled mini album in April 2013. This led to BBC Radio 1 Airplay, support slots with the likes of Owls, Lite, Minus The Bear, Tera Melos, Listener, Anamanaguchi and Bosnian Rainbows and spots at festivals such as ArcTanGent, 2000 Trees, The Great Escape, Truck and Incubate. Axes live shows have since built up a reputation as being the epitome of fun, being described as a celebration of the sheer joy of making music.

‘Glory’, their 2nd album, was released through Big Scary Monsters (and Stiff Slack in Japan) on 3rd November 2014. With a genuinely eclectic array of influences ranging from thrash to emo to r & b, the band left no genre unexplored as they toured the UK with Delta Sleep to support the release.

Now they have revealed the interactive video for ‘The One’, described by the band as ‘an analogy for the chaotic and interconnecting way we all come together to make music. It shows each of us experiencing a massive party at the same time and location but from 4 different perspectives, as though taking place in separate ‘parallel math rock universes’.

The video can be viewed here-

The band have also announced a short run of dates for March next year.
Axes – March 2015 dates:
Sunday 8th – London – Hoxton Square Bar & Kitchen (with Cleft + Alpha Male Tea Party)
Thursday 12th – Brighton – The Hope
Friday 13th – Barcelona – Aloud Music Festival
Saturday 14th – Wakefield – The Hop
Recent press for ‘Glory’
‘A mainstream rock record it may not be, but for those who do dabble in instrumental rock, ‘Glory’ is about as accessible – and as good – as it gets’ – 4/5 – DIY Magazine
‘God damn is Glory a fun listen’ – London in Stereo
‘A technicolor melee that’s as thrilling as it is exhausting.’ – 4/5 – The Skinny
‘Great fun from start to finish’ – Rock Sound
‘There’s a real sense of groove and melody here, with song that exalt in their exhaustiveness’ – 4/5 – Total Guitar

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