Adore // Repel release video for ‘Jim Hellwig’

Following on from their debut album, EMPTY ORCHESTRA, released earlier this year to a multitude of highly positive reviews, and a thunderous, euphoric and absolutely rammed album launch night in Leeds, ADORE // REPEL have now revealed the video for JIM HELLWIG, taken from the album.

Watch the video for JIM HELLWIG here:


ADORE // REPEL are a four-piece from Wakefield, West Yorkshire; a fiercely independent band with their own record label, their own studio that they built themselves, who operate without a booking agent or manager, and embrace everything that has always been so healthy about the DIY ethic.

Of course, many bands follow a similar path. The difference perhaps with ADORE // REPEL is that, without resorting to the machinations of the music industry, last year they self-booked and played two full UK tours, along the way selling every bit of merchandise they took with them; performed sell out shows in Iceland for a second time; played the Reading and Leeds Festivals; made the BBC Introducing Top Ten Sessions list; and this year released their debut album, EMPTY ORCHESTRA.

Recorded at the renowned Nave Studios in Leeds and released on their own Shoveitupyourcult Records, EMPTY ORCHESTRA reveals a band brimming with intensity, beauty and ferocity. The path of building songs from minimal, haunting and repetitive beginnings into massive and euphoric slabs of controlled noise may have been trodden before but, on EMPTY ORCHESTRA, every song, every thrilling moment of intent, every ecstatic finale, sounds only like ADORE // REPEL. There may be reference points that listeners can allude to but, to our knowledge, nobody is making music quite like this.

You can listen to the EMPTY ORCHESTRA album here:


“… A debut album of this calibre in such a volatile industry is something to be marvelled at; unique, thought-provoking and intense. They have a very bright future ahead …” THIS IS SOUNDCHECK

“… Everybody has different tastes but no matter what you listen to, this really is something special; it’s so good it could transcend all music tastes …” LIFESTYLE MAGAZINE

“… Music that calls to mind rusty jeeps, dusty roads and the howl of a wolf pack baying for your blood; you’ll want to stick your head out of the sunroof for a gulp of fresh air then jump back on the accelerator before this album gets the better of you …” MOTLEY MAGAZINE

“… Understated and underrated; they’re distinct, different and have magical touches that simply cannot go unnoticed for much longer …” HALFWAY TO NOWHERE


Danny Peart
Editor / Live Music Photographer / Journalist at Soundcheck-Live

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