Blacklisters

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Blacklisters aka BLKLSTRS are a noise rock band from Leeds, UK.

Blacklisters formed in 2008, quickly earning a reputation as a formidable live act through aggressive, confrontational performances riddled with dark humour, and drawing comparisons to The Jesus Lizard and Pissed Jeans.

In 2009 they released the Swords 7”, on Best Enemies Records, and in 2010 the Belt Party EP on Childhood Sweetheart Records. Their reputation continued to grow as they toured with the likes of Kong and Pulled Apart by Horses and played incendiary sets at the Leeds and Reading Festivals.

Their debut album BLKLSTRS was released in 2012 on the now defunct Leeds label Brew Records, resulting in praise from the likes of Kerrang, NME, Rock Sound, The Quietus, Loud & Quiet, Artrocker, Rock A Rolla and Drowned in Sound, as well as an invitation to record a live session at Maida Vale studios for the Radio 1 Rock Show.

Adult, their second album, was released in 2015 on the Small Town America label in the UK and on the A Tant Rêver Du Roi label in Europe. The album demonstrated a growing confidence in their song writing and performance, from abstract art-noise to the unrelenting, brutally minimalist riffs that first put them on the radar.

Blacklisters have headlined tours in the UK and Europe, and toured with the likes of Scratch Acid, Pig Destroyer, Future of the Left, Big Business and Flipper.

Steven Hodson (USA Nails, Kong) joined the band in 2017, replacing original bass player Owen Griffiths. Steven joined Billy Mason Wood (Vocals), Dante Beesley (Guitar) and Alistair Stobbart (Drums). That year they released a 7” single on the Too Pure Singles Club, recording live at Greenmount Studios in Leeds.
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Albums

ATRDR39 Blacklisters - Blklstrs album art Blacklisters Blklstrs (Album) Brew Records (2) ATRDR39 France 2012 Sell This Version
STA162 Blacklisters - Adult album art BLKLSTRS* Adult (Album) Smalltown America STA162 UK 2015 Sell This Version
none Blacklisters - Fantastic Man album art BLKLSTRS* Fantastic Man (Album) Not On Label (Blacklisters Self-released) none France 2020 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

BW004 Blacklisters - Blacklisters / Scul Hazzards album art Blacklisters / Scul Hazzards Blacklisters / Scul Hazzards - Blacklisters / Scul Hazzards(CDr, EP, Ltd) British Wildlife Records BW004 UK 2010 Sell This Version
BBPCD-001 Blacklisters - Belt Party album art Blklstrs* Belt Party(CD, EP) Childhoodsweetheart Records BBPCD-001 UK 2010 Sell This Version
BE001 Blacklisters - Swords album art Blacklisters Swords(7", Single) Best Enemies Records BE001 UK 2011 Sell This Version
PURE345S Blacklisters - Dart EP album art Blklstrs* Dart EP(7", EP, Ltd, Num) Too Pure PURE345S UK 2017 Sell This Version

Compilations

LCR045-1 Blacklisters - Butcher's Waltz Volume II album art STNNNG / Blacklisters / Blackthorne (3) / Hey Colossus STNNNG / Blacklisters / Blackthorne (3) / Hey Colossus - Butcher's Waltz Volume II(12", Comp, Ltd) Learning Curve Records LCR045-1 US 2015 Sell This Version
none Blacklisters - Big Shame album art Blacklisters Big Shame(Cass, Comp) Not On Label none UK 2016 Sell This Version