Posts Tagged ‘The Number 12 Looks Like You’

LIVE: The Number 12 Looks Like You @ The Flapper, Birmingham (21/08/2017)

Date: August 21st 2017
Venue: The Flapper, Birmingham
Support: Dead Hands / Hexis


The last time that The Number 12 Looks Like You were performing on UK shores was back in 2009, whilst supporting Misery Signals. Unquestionably things behind-the-scenes were a little rocky for the avant-garde metal unit back then; co-vocalist Justin Pendrick stepped down, and eventually the band called it a day after one last farewell show in their hometown of New Jersey a few weeks into 2010.

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TRICKS OF THE TRADE: Vocals – Jesse Korman (The Number 12 Looks Like You)

Back in 2010, New Jersey mathcore masters The Number 12 Looks Like You at the time seemingly performed for the very last time in their home town. That was until last year, when from the ashes they rose again, and are destined and determined to bring their flurry of genre splicing, technicality, hooks and aggression back in an absolute staggering and overwhelming force.

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NEWS: The Number 12 Looks Like You detail UK tour for August 2017!

It was back in 2009 when The Number 12 Looks Like You were first and last in the UK, and now with an appearance at ArcTanGent Festival confirmed, the band have announced they’ll be doing a small handful of headline dates of their own whilst they’re over here.

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FEATURE: 50 albums that turn 10 in 2017!

A decade is, especially in the music world, quite a long time, even if it does seem to just flash by and feel like just a month. Ten years ago, back in 2007, things were very different; MySpace was still the kingpin of social media, Bring Me The Horizon were dodging bottles whilst supporting Killswitch Engage night after night, and Give It A Name and Taste Of Chaos were still a thing.

Along with all the nostalgic memories, 2007 was also host to a plethora of great records, some being the first major step for a lot of bands towards the lofty heights of their career that they’re revelling in today.

Of course there are hundreds, but we filtered together 50 great albums that turn 10-years-old this year to remember those modern classics.

NOTE: These albums may bring intense levels and high frequencies of smiles, jumping, involuntary head nodding/banging and limb movements, and uncontrollable happiness.

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NEWS: 30+ acts join ArcTanGent 2017 line-up!

It seems that as the weeks go by, ArcTanGent begins to build itself as one of the bigger names on the independent festival circuit in the UK. Nothing supports that more than their latest line-up additions, seeing over 30 acts join the bill, including Defeater, God Is An Astronaut, Devil Sold His Soul, Listener, and more.

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FEATURE: 35 Bands To Look Out For In 2017!

Whether a band are releasing their first album or their tenth, we’ve covered them in our definitive list of bands to keep your eye on in 2017. With hundreds of shows and festivals planned around record releases, this year is already looking hot for new talent and big comebacks alike and, although it will take a lot to rival the heights that 2016 got to, we here at DEAD PRESS! are quietly confident.

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NEWS: The Number 12 Looks Like You confirm they are writing new music!

Following a secret gig in New York earlier this month, and continuing speculation by saying that they have “News to follow. Maybe.”, New Jersey mathcore favourites The Number 12 Looks Like You have confirmed that not only are they back, but the band have been busying rehearsing and writing new music, which will become the first new material to be crafted and released by the band since their 2009 LP, ‘Worse Than Alone’.

The band posted an image of where they’ve been working on things for the past few months, which appears to be a derelict and abandoned home.

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NEWS: The Number 12 Looks Like You confirm their return!

Having been away for just over six years, with their last show being in January of 2010, it seems that following a secret show in Kingston, NY last night (May 19th 2016), mathcore masters The Number 12 Looks Like You have returned.

Speculation rose earlier this week when the band posted an image on their Facebook account which looked like a show flyer with a set list of songs, accompanied with the aforementioned date and location.

The band’s frontman Jesse Korman made the following post via his Instagram account earlier:

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NEWS: The Number 12 Looks Like You are teasing something (reunion?)!

Having laid almost completely dormant since their final show in 2010, New Jersey based mathcore favourites The Number 12 Looks Like You are teasing something at the moment, which looks like it could be a potential reunion, or at least a one-off show.

Via their Facebook page, the band have posted a cryptic image that has fans questioning the meaning. You can check out the posted image below:

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LIVE: Misery Signals @ Moho Live, Manchester (27/09/2009)

Date: September 27th, 2009
Venue: Moho Live, Manchester
Support: Empires Fade, The Number 12 Looks Like You, Your Demise

Rating: 7/10


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2009 has been a busy year for the boys in Misery Signals; constant touring across various countries and continents with various bands and a few festivals here and there, all to promote the band’s latest full-length ‘Controller’. The band even have a t-shirt available on this last leg with all the venues and dates they’ve done this year, and they nearly ran out of room. Definitely a big year.

On their last few dates for a good long time, Moho Live in Manchester starts off with a local support act, Empires Fade (***). Though they’re clearly not veterans in their style, the Mancunian 5-piece aren’t a band to just dismiss. Energetic and brutal from the get go, their metalcore presence on the stage is welcomed by both the familiar and the less so, with many of their local fans often running up to grab the mic out of vocalist Alex‘s hands.

Things are tuned to more frantic and crazy, though at times arguably more melodic for The Number 12 Looks Like You (****) and their huge funnel of influences to power them. Though this is their first time on UK shores even with 4 successful albums under their belts, it’s clear that it’s been an eagerly awaited event for many to see the mathcore band in the flesh. Steering mainly towards newer material like ‘The Garden’s All Nighters’ and ‘Jay Walking Backwards’, the recent loss of second vocalist Justin Pedrick is obvious, but the solo efforts of Jase Korman are admirable serve the 4-piece more than enough justice, and make the UK’s wait worthwhile and rewarding.

Leed’s based Your Demise (*****) turn things to cataclysmic levels of insanity. Literally seconds into the band’s set, the crowd implodes into a field of hardcore dancers and mosh pits, and those not involved rush to the front screaming lyric for lyric of each song. Newly recruited vocalist Ed McRae is on top form, jumping in on the action before him whilst screaming his heart out. At the look of the crowd’s reaction to the band and their material, you wouldn’t be surprised if those unfamiliar to this scene thought that they were the main act, becoming a tough support act to top.

Sadly Misery Signals (***) can’t quite cut it. It’s not that they don’t put on a great show, full of raw energy as per usual, it’s just tonight the band can’t quite pull it off as well as some of the supporting acts. The fact that frontman Karl Schubach is suffering from a cold may be a contributer to this slight dent on this show of the tour, but ultimately the band might just be having an off night. Still, numbers like ‘Weight Of The World’ and ‘A Certain Trigger’ still manage to erupt an impressive pit none the less, and can safely leave the band with the knowledge that things could’ve gone a lot worse.

Written by Zach Redrup

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