Nevrose Brings A Visceral Intensity To The Tissues Live THOUGHTS+PHOTOS: THE TISSUES @ THE ECHO 11/25/17
ECHO PARK, CA- I’m surprised that I’d never heard of The Tissues before I caught them at The Echo last month, cause I really REALLY dig the post-punk vibes they gave me when I caught them perform. The Tissues are Kristine Nevrose (vocals), Bianca Ayala (bass), Jerry Narrow’s (guitar) and Colette Arenas (drums), and they pack a pretty dope, sonic punch of attitude filled aggression.
A lot of that attitude comes from Kristine’s vocals. As she wails and yelps, I couldn’t help but share in the intensity that she exhibited on stage. She’s got the same kind of energy I get from Jehnny Beth (Savages), but less goth and more punk. Like a Jehnny Beth after 3 shots of espresso maybe? That attitude was complemented nicely by her band which backs her with steady, thumping baselines and a freely flowing shred on guitar.
The band debuted their first album “VEIL” earlier this year, and released an official video for ciut “Red Light” back in July.
I’ve listened to their album on Bandcamp several times, and the fact that I’d be down to pick up a vinyl copy of it the next time I catch them at a gig means that I’m liking what I heard. I also liked the aesthetics of the video. It’s a good snapshot of the attitude I mentioned earlier … but if you really want to feel that visceral intensity that I felt, I recommend going to a gig, stand up front and let Kristine yell in your face.
Derrick K. Lee is a music attorney, blogger, concert photographer and co-owner of Blurred Culture. He goes to a lot of shows and sometimes he writes good. Music is his boo.
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