First Look: Cannibal Animal – Grand Theft Manual
Filled with dystopian rebellion and fueled anarchistic reverence, Cannibal Animal’s weapons come to bear in the form of their new single “Grand Theft Manual”. The song kicks in almost from the get-go with a slight sonic warning from a single clean guitar before the track aurally brutalizes you with a to-the-point anthem for the new #indie. Bravo!
About Cannibal Animal
Having caught the attention of influential blogs Punktastic, Mad Mackerel and Raw Meat, plus local champion of new bands and BBC Introducing DJ, Alan Raw for their track I Feel Alive Hull band Cannibal Animal come with a new release before the Christmas break: Grand Theft Manual – an introduction to their debut 5 track EP Human Manuals to be released in the New Year by fiercely independent label Warren Records.
This aggro-punk three-piece have come charging out from the trenches of the Hull music scene, brandishing their instruments like bayonets.
Cannibal Animal’s fuzzed-out, ferocious sound has seen strong support from the punk community, with their psych-tinged guitar and frenzied vocals causing Punktastic to describe them as ‘the sound of a human breakdown’.
Cheers to all that came to our Sheffield show last night. @DHormones great as always. Cheers to Ben for driving us down there. See you soon.
Grand Theft Manual is gripping and energetic, as if someone has fed Sonic Youth’s DIY guitar sound into a woodchipper. Jagged riffs and a thrasher bassline seem to sprint from oi-punk to hardcore and back again throughout this three and a half minute aural onslaught.
After successful sets at notable UK venues such as The Shacklewell Arms, New Cross Inn, Rough Trade Nottingham, Camden Lock Tavern and Fulford Arms, Cannibal Animal are poised to take the next step up in their live performances and now that Human Manuals can be enjoyed by us all, it’s only a matter of time before they clatter onto a stage near you.
Cannibal Animal are Luke Ellerington (guitar/vocals), Jamie Hanson (bass) and Thomas Gibbins (drums). Having known each other since early childhood, the band have developed a natural instinct for playing together and in recent years have organically developed their sound into the aggressive powerhouse as seen on the Human Manuals EP.
SOURCE: Official Bio