February 18, 2017

  Bass-drum rascals, Big Business announce new shows to their already mammoth ‘Command Your Weather’ tour, with special guests Whores. Updated listings below…
31.03. UK Bristol Exchnage – NEW VENUE!
01.04. UK Leeds Brudenell Social Club
02.04. UK Manchester Star And Garter
03.04. UK Glasgow Audio
04.04. UK Birmingham Mama Roux’s
05.04. UK London Underworld
06.04. B Antwerp Trix
07.04. F Lyon Le Periscope
08.04. I Torino Spazio 211
09.04. I Milano Magnolia
10.04. A Wien Arena
11.04. Cz Prague 007
12.04. PL Wroclaw Carpe Diem – NEW!    
13.04. D Berlin Droneberg Festival
14.04. D Hamburg Droneburg Festival
15.04. D Dresden Beatpol
16.04. D Köln Underground
17.04. D München Feierwerk
18.04. CH Lausanne Le Romandie
21.04. NL Tilburg Roadburn Festival
22.04. F Nantes Le Ferailleur
23.04. F Bordeaux Void
24.04. E San Sebastian Dabadaba
25.04. PO Lisbon Sabotage Club
26.04. E Madrid Boite Live!
27.04. E Barcelona Rocksound
28.04. F Montpellier Black Sheep
29.04. F Orleans L’Astrolabe
30.04. F Paris Le Glazart
01.05. UK Brighton The Haunt * BB ONLY – NEW!
  Fans will already know Jared Warren and Coady Willis are the masters of fusing torrentially heavy sonics and rumbling bellows with an undeniable groove that forever dazzles listeners and spectators alike. The pair demonstrate that the distorted low-end can be fun and joyous without compromising on the exceedingly behemoth and frantic riffs that oozes out. You can get a good taste of Command Your Weather, with the tracks “Father’s Day”, “Regulars” and “Blacker Holes“. Read on for more information about the album and band…
  Recorded in Joshua Tree, CA, Command Your Weather sees Big Business return to its original line-up of Jared Warren and Coady Willis. Recorded by Dave Curran of Unsane/Pigs (who has worked on Big Business’ previous output), the album was co-released via the band’s own label Gold Metal Records alongside Joyful Noise Recordings.
  Founded in 2003 in Seattle, WA. Big Business has spent the last 13 years touring the world and making records including the full-lengths Head for the Shallow(2005), Here Come the Waterworks (2007), Mind the Drift (2009) and 2013’s Battlefields Forever – the first full-length LP they released on their Gold Metal Records label, with the former all released via Hydra Head. In 2006 Jared and Coady joined forces with the Melvins, whereby they have been an integral part of the family and an autonomous two-unit band ever since. In recent years, the duo have also toured extensively alongside Mastodon and Clutch.
“Command Your Weather, is a characteristically taut blend ​of meat and melody, driven by thick, growling bass and a near-constant barrage of heavy drum fire, showing off their love of vocal harmonies and progressive sounds…this sets the tone for much of the album. Father’s Day for example is not only punishingly heavy, but gloriously catchy…Send Help may come across as an intermission of sorts, but is nonetheless one of the best tracks on the album; an eerie conjuring of goosebump-inducing Fleetwood Mac-like vocal harmonies.” – RECORD COLLECTOR [4 STARS]
 “Their fifth album together, Command Your Weather, swaps grunge’s depressive intensity for a more dynamic style, powered by Willis’s pummelling drums and Jared Warren’s hearty vocals. Riffs rumble and roar away at low frequencies, mixed so as to exist in subservience to the muscular rhythms and singing, a sludgy landscape given definition by stronger geologic forces. It builds to an epic conclusion with “Horses”, a brooding powerhouse of a track set to an ominously tolling bell.” – FINANCIAL TIMES
“Tunes like ‘Father’s Day’ are catchy as hell and wrap themselves round the brain. Whatever they do, from pirouetting from the buzzsaw ‘Popular Demand’ to ‘Own Throats’ repetitious hypnotic poundings, they remain absorbing and intriguing thanks to a healthy dose of visceral songwriting excitement and knowing humour…Just enjoy Big Business for that they are: a thunderous heavyweight rock duo that write fucking good tunes.” – TERRORIZER
“The pair have somehow conjured a sound that at times – during Blacker Holes in particular, sounds like Godzilla riding a concrete tsunami on a surfboard made of glitter. And there are more surprises in here too – the punk intensity that kicks off Regulars initially sounds like the Sex Pistols Anarchy In The UK…Big Biz have surely made themselves more relevant here than ever.” – METAL HAMMER
“Command Your Weather showcases an even bigger Big Business than we’ve heard before, on unsettlingly imperious form. It’s an M. Night Shyamalan movie where the spooky villagers are all high tech automatons; it’s an uncanny ghost train where the grotesque waxworks are petrified flesh and blood. It’s sludge but impeccably clean; and it’s all frighteningly good.” THE LINE OF BEST FIT
“If this is the first time you’ve encountered Big Business, you’re in for a treat. They’re about the riffs, above all: songs rumble mightily atop ominous furious flurries of drums as hyper-fuzzed bass conjuring the sound of a thousand guitars. The tunes are pretty great too, but you’ll be under no illusion that they’re anything other than a rock band, and an explosive one at that.” THE SKINNY [4 STARS]

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