Heavy prog-psych quartet Boss Keloid marked their highly anticipated return earlier this month, with the announcement of their fifth full-length 'Family The Smiling Thrush'. The band offered a first glimpse into the record with a video for their uplifting single 'Gentle Clovis', a track which vocalist Alex Hurst recently commented "is all about staying true to your roots and those parts of you which make you individual." Intrigued to find out more, we caught up with drummer Ste Arands to discuss the song's themes, the writing process and stories from behind the scenes.
Right from the off, Wigan sludge pedallers Boss Keloid on Herb Your Enthusiasm make it clear that they aren't here to mess around. This full-length is a fantastic exercise in its sub-genre of metal, and comes highly recommended to any fan of sludge, doom or stoner metal.