Metallic hardcore quintet Ithaca announce one-off performance of They Fear Us in full

Metallic hardcore quintet Ithaca announce one-off performance of They Fear Us in full

11th May 2023 0 By John Deaux

Acclaimed UK metallic hardcore troupe Ithaca will perform their globally-lauded new album, They Fear Us, in full on 25th November at London’s The Dome.

A Very Special Evening With Ithaca, for one night only, promises to be a theatrical and spectacular performance of They Fear Us in its entirety.

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The performance will feature special guests Susie Wedderburn (brass), Hannah Ashman (woodwind, keyboards), Calum Muir (keyboards), and Yansé Cooper (guest vocals), with more TBA.

Ithaca commented: “We can’t tell you how much it means to be able to bring the full aesthetic and sonic vision of this album to life. This won’t just be They Fear Us from start to finish, but They Fear Us as it’s meant to be. This will be a truly unique show in the life of this band, do not miss it.”

Ithaca is one of the most exciting and vital voices in the UK heavy scene currently. Formed out of a mutual love of metallic hardcore but despair at its lack of ambition, Ithaca exists to challenge everything you thought a band that makes heavy music should look and sound like.

A glitter-covered nail bomb, Ithaca seamlessly blends the brutality of Relapse Records metalcore with black gaze, 90s industrial metal, 70s prog, and even tinges of 80s power pop. Their influences stretch beyond the musical – this album comes with a clear vision and aesthetic: drawing from members’ different ancestral heritage, queer/non-conforming identities, and iconic figures in avant-garde, new wave, and post-punk culture.

Their second album They Fear Us is the sound of a band healing from trauma – standing in their own, unapologetic voice. Furious and wildly inventive while also being more coherent and accessible, this album introduces Ithaca to a wider audience than they’ve ever had before. In the words of the band: ‘Those who oppose us; your sins will catch up to you. You will fear us’.

Ithaca‘s 2019 lauded debut The Language of Injury was followed by their early 2020 tour with Grammy-nominated indie-rock band Big Thief, starting at London’s Hammersmith Apollo. 

Press support from The Guardian, Pitchfork, BBC R1, Metal Hammer, Kerrang!, Rock Sound, Revolver, Decibel, BrooklynVegan, and performances with Bleeding Through, Jamie Lenman, Anaal Nathrakh, The Number Twelve Looks Like You, at Boomtown Fair and ArcTanGent Festival position Ithaca as a great hope in the future of new UK music. Ithaca have also appeared on Ed Gamble’s Spotify podcast ‘Lifers’, Sky News and BBC3.

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