Godspeed You! Black Emperor begin UK tour with arts centre show

Canadian post-rock favourites Godspeed You! Black Emperor kick off their autumn UK tour with a headline gig in the region next month.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Godspeed You! Black Emperor

In March, the band returned with their first single LP-length record since the late 1990s.

Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress clocks in at a succinct 40 minutes and is arguably the most focused and best-sounding recording of the band’s career.

Working with sound engineer Greg Norman at studios in North Carolina and Montreal, GYBE slowly and steadily put the new album together through late 2013 and 2014.

They emerged with a mighty slab of superlative sonics, shot through with all the band’s inimitable signposts and touchstones including huge riffs, savage noise, oscillating overtones, inexorable crescendos and scorched-earth transitions.

Asunder, Sweet And Other Distress follows 2012’s ‘Allelujah! Don’t Bend! Ascend! which marked the band’s return from a long hiatus.

Recent shows by the band have been described as “a triumph of sound and vision” that “straddled the line between grandiosity and chaos”.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor play Warwick Arts Centre on Thursday, October 22. Support is by Tashi Dorji.

Doors open at 7.30pm, tickets cost £25 before fees.

For more information and to book, visit http://goo.gl/IinTJy and http://cstrecords.com/gybe