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Run, WALK! could be the loudest band you'll hear at this year's SXSW. They are also one of the most promising. In a crank it up as far as it will go, you're either with us or against us kind of way. Matthew Pickering-Copley (bass, vocals) and Tom Clements (drums) have been battering UK and European audiences with their bass-led artrock for several years. They couple distortion, feedback and a megaton of low-end crunch with sharp hooks and stop-start rhythms. This is equal parts cerebral and fun rock and roll made by musicians too young to order drinks at the bar . Back in their home country, the Run, WALK! boys have established themselves as frontrunners of the underground music scene. They formed as tenagers in the southern city of Winchester. It wasn't long until they were snapped up by hip hardcore label Holy Roar (Gallows, Rolo Tomassi, The Ghost of a Thousand). Shortly afterwards they released the seven-track EP 'I Hope This All Works Out So I Can Stop Standing on Even Amounts of Manholes in the Street' to critical acclaim. Reviewers praised their musical ecclecticism and unrelenting execution, likening them to a young Lightning Bolt. Less than 12 months later they released an instrumental four-track, shortly followed by the free for download Peekay in December. These guys are noisy. Like, NOISY noisy. They take no prisoners. All they want is to batter your ear drums and have a good time. Best get on board.

My Artists Sessions

Thursday, March 17

8:25pm CDT