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Knuckle; ones to watch.

IT may not have been the most obvious scenario, but it was a chance meeting at a Halloween party with a man dressed in a potato sack that spawned the birth of a Huddersfield garage blues duo.

And it took a drunken reggae party night to decide on their name, Knuckle.

They're now a name hot on the tongues of Huddersfield gig goers, thanks to Ben Wallbanks and Jonny Firth's reputation for their explosive live sets and avantgarde compositions.

Describing themselves as being 'The Black Keys on Crack',' they mesh lightning quick and intricate drumming with emotive blues lyrics and energizing fuzzy guitar riffs.

Not just fast-paced on stage, they are also renowned for their insuppressible creative energy, which saw them write 12 songs in just four hours.

They will launch their first E.P. on September 6 at The Parish.

Check them out at www.facebook.com/weareknuckleorsoundcloud.com/weareknuckle Your local listings: | Tonight: The Ebgbs, Suilven, No | Trays Or Foxes and Tom Abbott (The Parish, Huddersfield), Mr E (Bridge Bar, Huddersfield), Temperance Movement (Picturedrome, Holmfirth), Casey On The Loose (Taproom, Batley), Open Mic (Black Bull, Birstall), String Villains (Comrades Club, Heckmondwike), The Tea Street Band (Trades Club, Hebden Bridge) Tomorrow: Rigfest (Beaumont Park, |Huddersfield), UTA final gig (Verve Bar, Huddersfield), Old's Cool (The Tap Room, Batley), Old's Cool's (The Tap Room, Batley), Canal Festival (various venues, Brighouse), Patchwork Native (Cookies Bar, Halifax), Pugwash (Trades Club, Hebden Bridge), Bingley Music Live (Bingley) Sunday August 31: Rock n Roll (Bridge |Bar, Huddersfield), Canal Festival (various venues, Brighouse) Mon September 1: Moon Duo (Trades |Club, Hebden Bridge) Tues September 2: Open mic night (Bar |1:22, Huddersfield) Weds September 3: Acoustic night |(Nightingale, Lindley), Soul Print (Bar 1:22, Huddersfield) Thurs September 4: Open Mic (Hand |Drawn Monkey, Huddersfield), Open Mic (Herberts Bar, Huddersfield), Tiny Ruin (Arden Road Social Club, Halifax).

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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Aug 29, 2014
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