“Murder kicks your ear holes…”
That’s the “story” you get in the Facebook “about” section from one of London’s newest noise rock bands, Looping. What does it mean exactly? Well, follow that intrigue and find out. The band is gearing up to release their full album, their first video, and will be hitting the stage on Friday at EVAC. Make sure to check them out and in the meantime, get to know them a little better.
Tell us a little about Looping. When did you form and what was the impetus behind it?
Looping is a three-piece noise rock band from London, Ontario, Canada. We’re heavily influenced by grunge/ punk and shoegazer music. I (Evan) play the guitar and sing, Laurie plays the bass, and Anthony beats the drums.
I think it started to take shape in the spring of 2016. I just wanted to be in a band where I got to play a noisy feedback-ing guitar, write my own songs, and sing about things that I wanted to say. Although I still love to play the drums I was getting a bit bored of it around that time and wanted to start my own thing with my own words/ ideas and my own art.
You’ve got a new album coming out, what can listeners expect from it and when can people pick one up?
The new album sounds like noisy, angry, nowavegazer punk. Expect something along the lines of the Swirlies meeting Nirvana and Sonic Youth. You can grab a copy Friday, September 1st at EVAC.
What was the inspiration behind the video?
The song is about dissociation and anxiety and the complications that come with it. So I wanted something to visually represent that uncomfortable feeling. So I gravitated to an obscured chop and screwed look. None of it was planned to look like that though.
It began to look like that when I started going on YouTube for editing tutorials. I honestly never thought I would learn something like that in my life because I never had the desire to go do so myself until the task was up to me. I also didn’t want to pay anyone for a video because I personally never [cared] about music videos. I like imagining the music and what the words mean to me.
Do you have any upcoming shows in London?
We have a show Friday, September 1st at EVAC for our drummers’ closing reception. We’re thinking of a tour in late September but nothing is set in stone quite yet.
If you could describe your music in one word, what would it be?
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
SEE OUR SHOWS AND BUY OUR MERCH!!!!!!
And that’s that, London!
Feature photo via Facebook / @LoopingLondon