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**TRACK OF THE WEEK** Torture & The Desert Spider with “Sinead, I’m afraid”

Torture and Desert Spiders (a Liverpool-based garage post-punk band) release a hard-hitting single, “Sinead, I’m scared” which comes with an acoustic B-side, “New Brighton” April 18.


“I’m a sucker for an interesting voice and Anna Kunz, also known as Torture, will stop you in your tracks with her rich, rough voice. Reminiscent of Cat Power or the early PJ Harveys, they have raw power and intensity that will make you raise your fist in the air or cry your eyes out. Probably both. Get into his ears


Torture and Desert Spiders are a left-field garage project spearheaded by New Jersey songwriter Anna Kunz. Now joined by Scouse bassist, Clara Cicely and Welsh drummer, Maxime Meunier, they are making great strides on the international stage as a unit. Completely independent and having just returned from a busy Autumn/Winter touring season in the UK and East Coast (USA), they are happy to be grounded for now while recording their next EP. in Liverpool, UK.

Recently they have been spun KEXP Sonic Reducer and shared the stage with groups such as The salon companyEnola Gaye, ARXX, Pillow Queens, Cassels and Gaye Bykers On Acid and have performed at Sound City and Smithdown Road Festival.
Upcoming dates include supporting the international sensation, Crawlers, as well as playing Beyond the Wall Festival, All Roads Lead to The Future (She drew the gun), Sound City Festival (Tim Peaks) and many others.