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VICE NOISEY: Video premiere of Indian Handcrafts “Bruce Lee”
Here’s a sweet exclusive: the gritty new video for Indian Handcrafts’ latest single, “Bruce Lee.” As an homage to their late hero’s sick Kung Fu skills, the Canadian duo pretty much kicks the crap out of each other with high kicks, uppercuts, and nunchucks, plus that ultimate display of testosterone-fuelled masculinity, the staring contest. All of this is set to a soundtrack of gnarly, drive-faster riffs and stomach-socking beats. It will make you want to roll around and get raw and then watch Kill Bill.
The Star: Reasons To Live this Week
Indian Handcrafts, Civil Disobedience for Losers (Sargent House). Given the amount of airtime the likes of Kyuss, Queens of the Stone Age, Fu Manchu and Big Business enjoy in perpetuity chez Reasons to Live, it constitutes a criminal sin of omission to have neglected calling attention to Barrie duo Indian Handcrafts’ late-2012 sophomore LP until now. Suffice it to say, though, that if the preceding sentence has belatedly called your attention to CivilDisobedience for Losers, you should probably investigate in that direction right now. And while I feel unconscionably lazy in pimping these low-end-lovin’ riff merchants on the basis of a handful of kinda-lazy stoner-rock references, Indian Handcrafts did get two Melvins drummers (Dale Crover was one of them, yes) to contribute to the new record and convinced perennial Melvins studio collaborator Toshi Kasai to work behind the boards. I don’t think they’re hiding where they’re coming from, and nor should they apologize for it. Indian Handcrafts opens for Billy Talent at the Air Canada Centre on Friday.
2012 TORO GARAGE SESSION AWARDS: Indian Handcrafts Takes the “LOUDNESS”
The Loudness Award - INDIAN HANDCRAFTS
We’ve had a few heavy acts in our intimate studio, none as punishingly loud as the duo Indian Handcrafts. While it may not be apparent from the video their sound created an almost physical experience for our crew, who scrambled around for ear plugs and noise-canceling headphones to beat back against the decibel levels. It was worth it, and I don’t believe I was more impressed by a band’s performance this year.
Indian Handcrafts featured in The Quietus’ Metal In Review 2012
Y’know when you’re sat there late at night watching The Wartime Farm or a very old episode of Columbo in the sign zone, does anyone else get the distinct impression that the person doing the signing is sometimes taking the piss as they’re signing the dialogue? Noticed that one guy who seems to do a sarcastic face every time Columbo mentions his wife, yeah? Either I’m cracking up or the dude is just getting some fun out of his otherwise serious occupation. I get exactly the same feeling, in a good way, with Indian Handcrafts. A power-duo in the most hellacious and heavy sense of the word; although overflowing with sun-grazed yet sludgy riffs that sit somewhere between Tweak Bird, Torche and Death From Above 1979 at their driving best, there’s a lingering air of pure, unashamed fun and knowing ridiculousness at its core – they might be laughing at a joke we don’t get, but who gives a shit when it at no moment compromises the quality of the songs.
SEE THE FULL METAL IN REVIEW AT THE QUIETUS
NOW Toronto: Top 10 Local Albums - Indian Handcrafts Makes the List
Exclaim! TV: Indian Handcrafts “Zombies” Live Video
Back in November, Barrie, ON’s noisy rock duo Indian Handcrafts set up in a tiny corner at Toronto bar Unlovable, where they ripped through a version of “Worm in My Stomach” from their debut album, Civil Disobedience for Losers. Enjoy that video here.
A quick look through the Exclaim! TV vaults unearthed another performance, too. The band riff heavy and loud on “Zombies,” another track off Civil Disobedience for Losers, from the same session they did back in November. Watch that performance below.
Indian Handcrafts - Zombies (Live on Exclaim! TV) by ExclaimTV
Indian Handcrafts Hit the Arenas with Billy Talent, Sum 41 & Hollerado - Canadian Tour 2013
Indian Handcrafts have been tapped to open all the shows on the Billy Talent & Sum 41 Tour as well as Hollerado. So Canada get in early and get your dose of the Craft…
BILLY TALENT, SUM 41, HOLLERADO, INDIAN HANDCRAFTS 2013
Mar 14, 2013 - Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Coliseum
Mar 16, 2013 - Kamloops, BC @ Interior Savings Centre
Mar 18, 2013 - Dawson Creek, BC @ Encana Centre
Mar 19, 2013 - Red Deer, AB @ Westerner Park / ENMAX Centrium Arena
Mar 20, 2013 - Calgary, AB @ Stampede Corral
Mar 22, 2013 - Edmonton, AB @ Shaw Conference Centre
Mar 25, 2013 - Moose Jaw, SK @ Mosaic Place
Mar 26, 2013 - Saskatoon, SK @ Credit Union Centre
Mar 28, 2013 - Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
Apr 3, 2013 - London, ON @ Budweiser Gardens
Apr 5, 2013 - Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
Apr 6, 2013 - Kitchener, ON @ Kitchener Memorial Auditorium
Apr 8, 2013 - Sudbury, ON @ Sudbury Arena
Apr 9, 2013 - Kingston, ON @ K-Rock Centre
Apr 11, 2013 - Quebec City, QC @ Colisee Pepsi Arena
Apr 12, 2013 - Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
Apr 13, 2013 - Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
Apr 15, 2013 - Moncton, NB @ Centre at Casino New Brunswick
Apr 16, 2013 - Halifax, NS @ Cunard Centre
SEE ALL SHOW DETAILS HERE
SLUG: Album Review
Civil Disobedience for Losers
Indian Handcrafts = The Sword + Tweak Bird
Indian Handcrafts invite you to a celebration in which they blow up a super giant star. This two-piece outfit makes enough noise to make a banshee run for her earplugs. Aside from the comparisons to acts such as Electric Wizard, Black Mountain and Queens of the Stone Age, Civil Disobedience for Losers is as volatile as it is heavy. The song “The Jerk” is eerily reminiscent of Moistboyz in its creepy melody and ironic, screwball lyrics. “Terminal Horse,” the shortest track on the album, sounds as if Gibby Haynes hijacked Lemmy and steered him into a pit of spinning gears. My favorite track is “Bruce Lee,” which starts out with the banging of a gong, then flows along with chants in reference to the great martial artist’s death, all the while grooving along the hills that Tony Iommi once burned. This is a very fun and interesting record. –Jordan Deveraux
Something Else! Album Review Indian Handcrafts
“Civil Disobedience for Losers is a bloody awesome rock record, no question about it. Indian Handcrafts swing for the fences and nail it, providing an experience that really is all killer, no Nickelback.”
With a mighty swarm of guitar riffs and funky-as-hell vocals, Indian Handcrafts takes to Civil Disobedience for Losers with an attitude that is all too rare in today’s cookie-cutter rock scene. To make matters more impressive, this Barrie, Ontario-based outfit is just a duo.
Brandyn James Aiken (drums, vocals) and Daniel Brandon Allen (guitars, vocals) bring a force of music that has drawn comparisons to bands as diverse as Funkadelic, Hella, Death from Above 1979, and the Melvins. That latter shoe seems to fit the best, what with Dale Crover and Coady Willis lending their drumming services to Civil Disobedience for Losers.
Allen took to recording the album with a broken hand, no less, which interestingly seems to add to its broken-down appeal. Determination is wielded like a blunt instrument and the groove hits hard. The action staggers through innumerable genres and the dual attack is insatiable as it forces its way into the headphones and emerges victorious with blown eardrums and a shit-eating grin as its prize.
Indian Handcrafts make their ass-kicking presence known with the aptly-titled “Bruce Lee,” a cut that snakes into view with sick riffs and some well-placed sound effects. The grind is early grunge, the sort of shit Soundgarden would’ve coveted when Cornell’s hair was still long, but the vocals come from a funkier place. Crover and Willis join for a brilliant snare wrap-up that packs three snares like cannon fire.
“Red Action” builds on the theme, even using some of the same yelps initially. Allen sounds like he’s playing about 20 guitars. When the groove slaps into place, the “Red Action” kicks all kinds of ass. Another highlight is “Starcraft,” a menacing and memorable piece that thrusts into action with more killer riffs and spirited vocals.
Then there’s “Centauri Teenage Riot,” a cut that brings the Melvins’ Crover back into the fray to join with Aiken for some deadly drumming. The bellowed lyrics are something else, with the rise of “Fiyah!” fortifying these cats as something damn exceptional indeed. -