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"John Robb's 57 Bands for 2012"

Had us at Number 4 - John Robb

"Louder Than War Band of the Day"

Last year I was a judge at one of those Battle Of The Bands competitions.
A sort of low rent Simon Cowell.
The standard was pretty high but there was one band that really stood out.
Effluence are a three price from mid Lancashire. Three wiry kids who make a massive noise.

Like an intense and wild version of early Nirvana crammed into Muse; they were explosive and intelligent but also armed with some really great songs with an flapping, skinny rag doll of a frontman. Effluence will rock the festivals and are living proof that genius guitar noise is alive and well out there.

Their debut single is about to be released on Music Cuisine. We were going to release it on the about to be launched Louder Than War label but felt Music Cuisine was a better set up for them. - John Robb


Demo (2009)
SourMath (Unreleased EP)
CatchRag Single (2011 MusicCuisine)
Swine TBA 2013



EFFLUENCE are a dark punk psycho trio emerging from the dark depths of the North west. Sam Curran's skewed and rag-doll stage pressence and often uncomfortable lyrics range from manic howls to smooth croons, battling with a razorsharp, distinctive guitar work constantly demanding your undivided attention. Whilst underneath, Chris Dickin's thundering bass interlocks tightly with Lewis Rennison's unpredictable and unrelenting drumming, dynamicly driving the songs wirth raw talent and power. Taking cues from Leeds favorites Pulled Apart By Horses and Welsh bass enthusiasts Exit_International, EFFLUENCE have drawn comparisons to Nirvana, Sonic Youth and early Muse. With Tom Robinson (BBC Radio 6 fresh on the net) regulary playing Effluence on his show, and John Robb (Louder Than War) claiming they are going to be massive, Effluence are ready and waiting.


Effluence were in IMN's list of top Acts form 2011, also named our single "CatchRag" Their Number one single and 10/10.
Awarded Effluence "Best British Breakthrough Act" Alternative Brit Awards 2012.

"They give me the same sort of rush as seeing Nirvana play to ten people at Maxwells in New York City before anywhere cared about them.
They are going to be massive."
Awarded Effluence 4th on his top 50 acts for 2012
Also made us his first ever band of the day in January

"It’s a ghost train blast which invokes that long-lost surge of excitement you felt the first time you heard Incesticide or Origin of Symmetry"

" Sounds like a good new band ready to burst out sometime very soon. One to keep an eye on.."

"Dark, pulsating and raucous. Hooks in all the right places, lulls to allow you to catch your breath, and a devastating guitar riff."

"Effluence are a visual and aural breath of fresh air" - Mojo music