November 16, 2018



Leeds 3 piece Irk make ugly, angular, noise-fused, math rock, consisting of drums, bass, and vocals.

With their debut album “Recipes from the Bible” out on 7th December, Irk have now shared another live session video featuring ‘Cibo per Gattini’, recorded by Technoir Productions in Leeds. Vocalist Jack Gordon comments,

‘This is one of older tracks that we re-worked for the album. It’s a firm fan favourite, and always gets people bopping about the place when we plunge into it live. This session hopefully captures some of that energy that you can only get from a live performance. I am personally especially proud of my masterfully restrained and tasteful use of a maraca. The song itself is about the physicality and frailty of the human body, a person is only as much as the squishy stuff they’re made of.’


Entirely self produced by the band, Irk have birthed a lumbering colossus of a record with “Recipes from the Bible”, 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.

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, Whores 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. 

Pre-order the album now –
Irk will launch their album with a show in Leeds on 7th December at Chunk. Expect more dates to be announced soon.

Irk is:

Jack Gordon – Vocals 

Ed Snell – Bass

Matt Deamer – Drums

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