LOOP 
CONFIRM CO-HEADLINE SHOWS with GODFLESH for JUNE

“With psychedelia enjoying something of a considerable resurgence and, in places, threatening to become the next bandwagon for hopeless chancers and pretty boys in polo necks and beads to hitch their nag to, Loop's re-emergence is a most welcome treat. “ The Quietus
 
 
AVAILABLE NOW via REACTOR RECORDS
Heavens End
REACTOR01
(2CD/LP)
 
 
The World In Your Eyes
REACTOR02
(3CD)
 
 
Fade Out
REACTOR03
(2CD)
(2xLP with bonus 7")
 
 
A Gilded Eternity
 REACTORO4 
(2CD)
(2xLP with bonus 7")
 
 
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"Brothers in arms, kindred spirits... call it what you will. There was always a bond and forever shall remain one. Loop and Godflesh back together, where they belong." Robert Hampson 
 
LOOP will return to the UK for two co-headline shows with GODFLESH on 4th & 5th June.

"One of our fondest memories from the early days of GODFLESH is when LOOP, at the peak of their popularity, offered us to support them on a extensive UK tour. 'Streetcleaner' had only just been released and was gaining momentum, LOOP opened doors for us and presented us to an unsuspecting public... This forged the bond between LOOP and GODFLESH forever, and now we can share a stage once more, something that I don't think either band considered would ever happen again, so it is with immense pleasure that we can announce this union." - Godflesh
 
shows  their stint of UK dates last year, including a headline performance at ATP’s End Of An Era at Camber Sands, 
 
Preceeding their London dates, Loop will play their first shows across the US since 1990. Starting on 16th April at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia, stopping off at the Austin Psych Fest (3rd & 4th May) and concluding on 16th May at Doug Fir Lounge in Portland, the band will play a total of 21 dates across North America. 
 
FULL CONFIRMED DATES SO FAR:
 
12-Apr NL Tilburg Roadburn Festival
16-Apr PA Philadelphia Kung Fu Necktie
17-Apr NY New York Le Poisson Rouge
18-Apr MA Baltimore Metro Gallery
19-Apr MA Cambridge Middle East (Downstairs)
21-Apr QC Montrea La Sala Rossa
22-Apr ON Toronto Wrongbar
23-Apr MI Detroit Magic Stick
25-Apr IA Iowa City Outsound Productions
26-Apr MN St. Paul Turf Club
27-Apr IL Chicago Bottom Lounge
28-Apr MO Kansas City Record Bar
30-Apr TN Knoxville Pilot Light
01-May GA Athens Georgia Theatre
03-May TX Austin Austin Psych Fest at Carson Creek Ranch
04-May TX Austin Austin Psych Fest at Carson Creek Ranch
06-May CA San Diego Soda Bar
07-May CA Los Angeles The Church on York
09-May CA San Francisco Great American Music Hall
10-May CA Santa Cruz Rio Theatre
15-May WA Seattle Chop Suey
16-May OR Portland Doug Fir Lounge
04-Jun UK London Heaven
co-headline w/ Godflesh
05-Jun UK London Heaven
co-headline w/ Godflesh
 
 
MORE ABOUT LOOP
“In the second half of the 1980’s Loop were one of a trio of English groups who used a blueprint of ‘69 influenced pyschedelia to create something startlingly original... LOOP drew on the primal force of predecessors such as VU, The Stooges and Suicide as a launchpad for their own excursions into the realms of mind expansion.” Mojo
 
“These were stars that burned and shone with an intense brightness, and it's testament to Loop's vision and delivery that the mark they made is indelible." The Quietus

 “Extraordinary” Uncut
 
“a perfect soundtrack as heaven burns and crapitalism falls in its grave” Flux Magazine
 
“crucial listening” Classic Rock 

“devastating” NME 
LOOP was formed in Croydon, London, 1986 by Robert Hampson (vocals/ guitar) and partner Beki Stewart (Bex) on drums. After finding Glen Ray on bass, through an advert in Melody Maker, they began to perform live and were quickly signed to HEAD Records run by Jeff Barrett (Heavenly) who released their feedback-drenched debut 12” 16 Dreams.
 
Following line-up changes - the arrival of new drummer John Wills, new bassist Neil MacKay and James Endeacott on second guitar the band were to take a more primal rhythmic foundation captured on their impressive debut full-length Heavens End (1987).
 
The band managed to hypnotise all with their discordant trance-like spell which served as an antidote to the prevailing trend in British pop at the time - they resurrected the concept of loud out there-rock for a new era, creating droning soundscapes of bleak beauty and harsh dissonance, loosely influenced by bands such as The Velvet Underground, The Stooges, The MC5, but retaining an avant-garde and experimental edge from Can, Faust, Neu!, Rhys Chatham, Glenn Branca and minimalist systems music, to name but a few.  Live shows were revelatory, Loop, allowing LOUD as an constant descriptive term, they pushed PAs to the very edge of their existence, creating a sonic pummel not really experienced since.
 
A collection of singles and B-sides, The World in Your Eyes, appeared on HEAD in 1987 and after the departure of Endeacott the band signed to the Chapter 22 label, releasing the Collision 12" as well their more sparse and discordant second full-length, Fade Out.  
 
With another label change, this time to Situation Two Records, the band replaced Endeacott’s vacant position with Scott Dowson and veered towards more ethereal soundscapes on  A Gilded Eternity (1990) which was to be their final album.  
 
After 4 years of pushing the boundaries, the band disbanded with only a BBC sessions collection Wolf Flow (1991) released after the band’s demise.
 
The band's catalogue was remastered and reissued on CD in 2008-2009 and on LP in 2013.
Nita Keeler
Gold Star PR
Wyastone Business Park, Wyastone Leys, Monmouth, NP25 3SR
Tel: 01600 892 690 
nita@goldstarpr.co.uk
 
    

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