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GNOD (2015)

Gnod are a British rock band from Salford, Greater Manchester, England.[1][2][3] Formed in 2006, the band was described in a review of its 2011 release Ingnodwetrust as "a collective from Manchester with an ever-rotating list of members."[4] Its current lineup since 2012 is made up of key members Paddy Shine, Chris Haslam, Marlene Ribeiro, Alex Macarte and Andy Blundell,[5][6] with a rotating cast of players, including drummers Jesse Webb and John Perry and vocalist Neil Francis.[1][6] In addition to releasing its work on Rocket Recordings, the band's own Tesla Tapes label[2] serves, according to its Bandcamp page, as "an outlet for musical projects and meanderings by Gnodheads past, present & future and friends of Gnod all over the world."[1]

As part of its residency at the Islington Mill Art Academy, the band curated "Tangent", an installation by sound artist Callum Higgins.[2] According to the academy's website, the event "transformed our club space into a fully immersive, light reactive environment. Using the PA system and light sensitive noise creating circuits people were directed into the room in small groups equipped with only a torch to guide them around. Their very presence and behaviour in the room manipulated and shaped their unique experience.[7] The band also participates in a recurring shared club night at Islington Mill called Gesamtkunstwerk,[1] (German for "whole arts work".)[2] Reviewing a Gnod performance there, New Musical Express said, "this band are crazy good ... see them live now."[8]

According to founding Gnod member Paddy Shine, Tesla Tapes takes its name from Nikola Tesla; band members cite such other non-musical influences as Kurt Vonnegut, David Simon, Graham Hancock and Rupert Sheldrake.[1] Asked what the band would like to tell the world, Chris Haslam responds "Rebel! Rebel! We are many, they are few!"[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Smith, Samuel A., INTERVIEW: Gnod, The Quietus, 14 November 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d Connolly, Leah Poking fun at religions, praising jungle and re-working the rules of the dancefloor in one of the North’s most exhilarating venues; just an average day in the life of Gnod. The Crack. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  3. ^ Lester, Paul, New Band of the Day: Gnod (1,439), The Guardian, 25 January 2013. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  4. ^ Killingbeck, Tom, Gnod, The Quietus, 10 June 2011. Retrieved 20 November 2013.
  5. ^ Moores, J. R. (29 March 2016). "Gnod Is Sometimes Sludgy, Always Loud, and Never Bored on Its New Album 'Mirror'". Vice. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  6. ^ a b "The Quietus | Features | A Quietus Interview | Grist For The Mill: GNOD Interviewed". The Quietus. Retrieved 28 August 2019.
  7. ^ Tangent Archived 16 November 2013 at the Wayback Machine, Islington Mill Studios news webpage. Retrieved 21 November 2013.
  8. ^ Gnod - Live at The Islington Mill video, New Musical Express. Retrieved 21 November 2013.

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