Ceremony live at Rock City, Nottingham

22.03.12
By Mark Taylor

Walking through the crowd, vocalist Ross Farrar jumps on stage, only to grab the mic and jump back in as the band launches into ‘Hysteria’ from their latest offering ‘Zoo’. Disappointingly, the crowd don’t really respond and keep a safe distance back – this all changes when the band kick into ‘Sick’ though (from the excellent Rohnert Park LP) and everyone surges forward, no longer worried about being hit my the singers mic stand that he waves wildly around his head.

The rest of the set continues with material heavy from the bands last two offerings, which depart from the more straight forward Hardcore of the Violence LP and embrace the stranger side of Punk Rock, from ‘Brace’ to ‘The Doldrums’ and then into their cover of legendary Dischord band Red C’s ‘Pressure’s On’, it’s like watching a nervous breakdown, the desperation on the singers face says a lot, and though unsettling, you know it wouldn’t work any other way.

Ending the set with ‘End’, the last forty minutes have been an intense, bloody, beer soaked mess with the odd mini riot thrown in for good measure. Ceremony proved tonight they are a great band who have the ability to drop an explosive show and push the boundaries on the punk scene. Don’t miss it.

Watch James Sherry’s pit cam footage of Ceremony playing the Fighting Cocks in Kingston from this UK tour.

New Ceremony video

Ceremony have unleashed a new video online.

The visuals are for new single Adult which is taken from their latest album Zoo. The video is the band’s first non-live effort and is directed by Adrien Colon, portraying an almost-perfect suburban family… with something not quite right about things.

Have a watch of the video below:

Ceremony announce UK tour dates

Ceremony will play some UK dates this month to celebrate their new album, Zoo.

The band, who have recently been confirmed as support for Refused’s New York show, kick things off on the 19th in Kingston and will also play a Rough Trade East set at 6.30pm on Tuesday March 20th, before heading to XOYO for their headline show.

The full list of dates is:

March 19th – Kingston – Fighting Cocks
March 20th – London, Rough Trade East, 6.30pm
March 20th – London – XOYO
March 21st – Bristol – Fleece
March 22nd – Nottingham – Rock City Basement
March 23rd – Manchester – Moho
March 24th – Leeds – Santiagos (moved from The Well)

 

Jay Maldonado photo series with Zoo York

Zoo York have recently unveiled the new ‘Locals Only‘ series a collaboration with skater-turned photographer Jay Maldonado.

The decks look absolutely banging and having someone born and raised in the lower east-side of Manhattan taking flicks make this super legit. Click here for an exclusive interview Zoo York did with the man himself and have a look below for the decks.

www.zooyork.com