Written for Epigram
For any UoB student, LICE are surely the most exciting band to be emerging from this city right now. Formed by a group of students here at the university, it’s been a busy year for the art-punk four-piece. This summer has seen them release their first 7”, ‘Human Parasite’, and play a string of dates the country over, including a set at Bristol’s own SWX, ahead of their biggest homecoming show to date this Friday, October 20th, at Thekla.
LICE were included on a recently released 12” compilation of Bristol bands to mark the end of an era for the record shop Rise, which is set to become a Rough Trade in the coming months. To be included on a compilation to commemorate what has been an absolute stalwart of the city’s independent music scene is no mean feat – head down to Thekla on Friday night to see why for yourself. It’s the beginning of big things for LICE.