Brunswick Mill Studios is proud to boast around 150 different bands and artists in our permanent rooms, many of whom are pure quality and go on to great things, like Pale Waves. Over the coming months we'll shine a light on many of these class acts starting with this week's feature THE BATTERY FARM.
Formed in March 2019 by brothers Ben and Dominic Corry, The Battery Farm is a Gutter Punk four-piece from Manchester playing punishing, pulverising rock music brimming with pain and passion.
Their sound is frantic, visceral and violent but also laced with beauty and melody; they've been compared to bands like PIL, Fugazi and Pere Ubu while maintaining something thrillingly real, original and human.
"We write about ourselves and the world we see around us with guttural honesty and searing compassion."
Their debut EP ENDLESS UNSTOPPABLE PAIN 😊 released to widespread critical acclaim, drawing praise from Louder Than War, A1M Records and God Bless the Bands. It was the #2 EP of the Year for MIMR whilst Excellent Public Speaker was Louder Than War's #2 Writers Track of 2020, pipped to the post by the awesome Bob Vylan.
ENDLESS UNSTOPPABLE PAIN 😊 was also a commercial success, with 1000 streams in its first day and a sold-out limited run of CDs and Vinyl.
"We are presenting something borne from personal experience that chimes with the difficulties and anxieties that a lot of people face today, and people are responding to it. Life’s a battery farm. It’s a sick, sick world."
THE BATTERY FARM ARE:
Ben Corry: Vocals/Guitar, Dominic Corry: Guitar, Paul Worrall: Bass, Sam Parkinson: Drums
02 July 2021 – The Castle Hotel, Manchester
30 July - The Grafton, Manchester
6th August - The Salty Dog, Northwich
27 August - The Miners Festival, Manchester
10 September - The Peer Hat, Manchester
‘Stunning. One of the best releases I’ve heard this year’ – Louder Than War review of ENDLESS UNSTOPPABLE PAIN 😊
‘A visceral, guttural punk noise with echoes of Idles, The Fall and Fugazi’ – Manchester Evening News
‘Essential’ – New Sounds
‘The fucked-up soundtrack that 2020 deserves’ – ThePunkSite review of ENDLESS UNSTOPPABLE PAIN 😊
‘One of the most immersive two-minute experiences you’ll have this year.’ – RGM review of Maggot Line
‘A bold and vital band’ – Beat in my Bones