THIS IS WRECKAGE - Q.Y.C.
The debut album - OUT NOW
SWN FESTIVAL 17-20 OCT
CARDIFF, UK | 5.00PM
Clwb Ifor Bach
Cardiff, UK | 8:00PM
Newport, UK | 8:00PM
Bogiez Rock Club
Cardiff, UK | 8:00PM
MERTHYR TUDFIL, UK | 8:00PM
After years of laying dormant in a crippled heap of a rusting car wreck at the bottom of the open flowing cesspool that is the river 'T', with nothing but vintage noise rock cassettes to listen to - Big Black, GvsB, Rapeman, Jesus Lizard, Alan Vega/Suicide, Public Image Ltd, Groop Dogdrill and A.R.E.Weapons - come... 'This Is Wreckage'!
Emerging from the depths; Appearing through the stinking mist and 7th shade of shit coloured slime that is past off as H20...'This Is Wreckage' have come to hurt your listeners, splatter your cortex or explode your heart. which one sounds better to you?
"THERAPY? band favourites 2013"
Michael Mckeegan - THERAPY?
"Loved your cd. I wasn't expecting you to be so angry! Angry in the right way of course. I could hear Albini & early Therapy? Will definately give it another listen'' - Nicky Wire / MANIC STREET PREACHERS
“THIS IS WRECKAGE were one of the real highlights of this years SWN festival. People were shouting about how good and loud they were as their ears were all knackered.”
- Adam Walton, BBC RADIO WALES (Nov 02, 2013)
“Blown away - or rather, torn apart and trampled into Clwb Ifor Bach's floor by the sonic tank that is THIS IS WRECKAGE at SWN FEST 2013. Ace!”
- I LOVES THE 'DIFF (Oct 19, 2013)
“This Is Wreckage are probably the hardest looking bunch of bastards we’ve seen all weekend. We’re considering having them escort us down the road at the end of the day but are too afraid to even say hello. This hard fast trio could be the bastard sons of Jesus Lizard, Killing Joke or Therapy? Having a pink My Little Pony sat upright at the front of the stage does not hide the fact that these boys would scare the bouncers on the door outside if things ever got nasty.””
- Keith Goldhanger, LOUDER THAN WAR (Oct 20, 2013)
“Just discovered THIS IS WRECKAGE - noisy groove-porn punk - AWESOME!”
SONIC FORGE MUSIC
“The band sounds excellent. The album sounds wicked! "2+2=bastard" is a stonker!”
Michael Mckeegan / THERAPY?
“So much enjoyment of THIS IS WRECKAGE at CLWB IFOR BACH tonight! Awesome grunge vibe with some metally riffs thrown in for good measure.”
“An enjoyably ugly racket ”
THE JOY COLLECTIVE
''Valleys based band This is Wreckage are not for the faint hearted. Their sound suits their name perfectly: fast and furious post-punk with aggressive riffs, clashing discord, and screaming vocals. The three piece certainly pack a punch, with thunderous drumming from Pling, heavy basslines from Ruggz, and some serious guitar thrashing from Grave (yes, those are their names, that is how badass they are). If you love noise rock bands like The Jesus Lizard and Big Black then you’ll love this. Expect some serious wreckage, of the ear drum variety.''
SWN FESTIVAL 2013
“The album is a damn fine - and much needed - blast of fascinating noise and excellent songs. Enjoyed it immensely. ”
Adam Walton - BBC Radio Wales
“This is Wreckage is a very tough, musically en-pointe band whose sound is fresh, angry and bolshie. There is no way they can be ignored and I fully expect them to be making a big splash on the underground music scene very soon. Look out for them!”
Lisa Mary - SECRET SOUNDS
“This is Wreckage's track 'Running in Furs' is probably my favourite new thing I've played this week - It's flipping ace! ”
Adam Walton - BBC Radio Wales
“Anyone of a sensitive disposition can stop reading now – tonight’s gig was not for weak ears. This Is Wreckage sound pretty much exactly like you’d expect a band called This Is Wreckage to sound: noisy, throaty, and twisted. The guitar is loud and fuzzy and the drumming is big and brutal. The basslines, conversely, are pretty funky, in a heavily distorted sort of way. TIW boast catchy, fuzzed-up hooks and some upbeat melodies underneath the noise, and they’re a pretty endearing lot: the guitarist has a mild penchant for Joe Strummer-esque axe abuse, they give out free demo CDs wrapped in punky-looking gaffer tape, and they have a My Little Pony figurine as their mascot. What’s not to like?”
Joel Dear - THE MMP
“Rad new Cardiff band 'This Is Wreckage' serve up five tracks inspired by various canonical post-punk groups (PiL are recalled in the Lydon-ish vocal drama of Deccan Traps) and acidic noise-rock as typified by Steve Albini’s various ventures over the last 30 years. Bands like this are underrepresented round here currently, if you ask me, so hopefully TIW can grow in stature. Punchy cuts like Sovereign Teeth bang seriously hard.”
Noel Gardner - BUZZ MAGAZINE
Steve Albini - SHELLAC/RAPEMAN/BIG BLACK
“I really like this stuff.”
Eli Janney - GIRLS AGAINST BOYS
“Fucking A. The jams sound great. Tough as hell and great recording. Sounds like they"d be a lot of fun to play.”
Matt Mcauley - A.R.E. WEAPONS
David Francolini - DRAGONS/DARK STAR/LEVITATION
THIS IS WRECKAGE T.I.W.’s tracks