San Francisco-based sludge/noise rock unit Kowloon Walled City have joined Neurot for the CD release of the band’s as-yet-untitled third full-length. The album is expected this autumn, with Gilead Media handling the release on vinyl.
Named after a now-demolished Hong Kong region notorious for its brothels, opium dens and casinos, Kowloon Walled City was formed in 2007 and has since released an EP, two full-lengths and a number of splits. Their most recent long player – 2013’s Container Ships, released via Brutal Panda Records – reaped the praise of fans and critics with Lambgoat dubbing it “their most impressive release to date” and the The Sludgelord commending the band’s “hard-hitting brilliance,” placing it among the year’s best offerings. As AllMusic says, “Kowloon Walled City take the sound pioneered by bands like the Jesus Lizard and Unsane and push it into new dimensions of heaviness.”
Further Kowloon Walled City news will be announced in the weeks to come. In the meantime, sample the band’s previous releases at their official Bandcamp page.
The aforementioned “Container Ships” is well worth investigating