Saturday 24 November 2012


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POHL are a Stoner/Noise/Doom Rock Band from Bristol, UK

The members are:

Will Pearce - guitars/vox/octave
Jamie Thompson - drums

So what we have is a superb and very loud Stoner/Noise Rock Band blending elements of Doom, Hardcore and Grunge to great effect.

If your into Kowloon Walled City, Big Business and The Jesus Lizard but with a more experimental twist then you should really check these guys out.

POHL feature Jamie on Drums who is also the drummer for excellent UK Ambient/Sludge Metallers - Sonance who we recently featured.

POHL have just released their excellent debut release - POHLSMOKER and it's a 5 track rousing head-banging 22 minutes you all need to check out now.

From the opening crushing riffs of Fuckboots - you know your in for a wild and loud angry ride. Come on people they called their first track - FUCKBOOTS. A band with a great sense of humour who don't give a fuck what anyone else thinks.

If your into the bands mentioned above then you will find much to admire here. These guys play fast and furious Sludge/Noise Rock that would get any crowd head-banging in no time at all.

Especially the Punk vibes of tracks like Forward The Old Joke and Anathematician. The guys though keep their best music for last.

Vampire is a 5 minute blast of fuzzed based riffs blending the genres superbly well. This track feels like a time machine from the 90s as it blends the the grunge, stoner and doom rock aspects to brilliant effect.

The Big Business vibe is definitely a major factor on this great track. And one that showed me that POHL are a band I want to hear more of in the future.

POHLSMOKER is expertly produced and has a great Punk DIY vibe to it. And this is one record that is definitely worth your time.

It's available to download for free from BandCamp right now. Highly Recommended.

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