Heavy Hops Ep. 086: Thermal Runaway (Katie Davies/Pupil Slicer)

Joining me today is Katie Davies, guitarist and vocalist for the British grindcore band Pupil Slicer. The band’s debut Mirrors was released in March 2021 and it captured my interest, the combination of mathcore, grind and post metal was unique in its delivery and transportive in its effect on me as a listener. I found myself revisiting Converge’s Jane Doe and Dillinger Escape Plan’s Calculating Infinity, finding new musical and lyrical nuggets within those classic albums. In addition to describing how those and other artists have impacted their song and riff-writing; Katie touches on vocal-style and conveying tension between the fun musical energy they perceive from these influences and Pupil Slicer’s lyrics.

Find Katie Davies & Pupil Slicer:
“Thermal Runaway” Video
“Wounds Upon My Skin” Video

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Audio editing, mix and mastering: Esben Willems/Studio Berserk

Music by: Sam Cangelosi

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